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Dayton is a town in Tippecanoe County, in the Lafayette metro area.
The community was named for Dayton, OH
The latitude of Dayton is 40.374N. The longitude is -86.768W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 676 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,139.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dayton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tippecanoe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lafayette area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47941 ZIP code.
32% of Dayton residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dayton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dayton was $17,401, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Dayton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dayton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $446. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $862.
Tippecanoe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dayton political report.
The average commute time for Dayton workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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