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Welcome to Dayton ...

The town of Dayton is located in Tippecanoe County<1>.

When the people of Dayton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Daytonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dayton has a population of 1,660 people<3> (see below for details).

Dayton was established in 1829.

The community of Dayton is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Dayton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Dayton (for example, toward Alvin (IL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Dayton is located in the (765) area code.

The ZIP code for Dayton: 47941<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dayton had an population of 1,660 people. This is an increase of 16.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dayton had a population of 1,420 people. This makes Dayton the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Dayton represents 0.02% of the total population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 250th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,420 people, the population of Dayton increased 26.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,120 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dayton.

Communities Also Named Dayton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 49 communities that are also named Dayton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (7), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington (3), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dayton.

Communities near Dayton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dayton.

  • Lafayette (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette
    • Lafayette lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Dayton and is located in Tippecanoe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,484 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lafayette<7>
  • West Lafayette (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
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    • West Lafayette lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Dayton and is located in Tippecanoe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,605 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Lafayette have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Lafayette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Lafayette<7>
  • Frankfort (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
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    • Frankfort lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Dayton and is located in Clinton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,756 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankfort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frankfort<7>
  • Delphi (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
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    • Delphi lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Dayton and is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,909 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delphi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delphi<7>
  • Flora (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
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    • Flora lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Dayton and is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,998 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<7>
  • Battle Ground (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
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    • Battle Ground lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Dayton and is located in Tippecanoe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,973 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battle Ground<7>
  • Shadeland (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
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    • Shadeland lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Dayton and is located in Tippecanoe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,922 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadeland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadeland
  • Thorntown (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorntown
    • Thorntown lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Dayton and is located in Boone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,563 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorntown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorntown<7>
  • Brookston (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
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    • Brookston lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Dayton and is located in White County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,541 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookston have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookston<7>
  • Rossville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossville
    • Rossville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Dayton and is located in Clinton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,540 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rossville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dayton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dayton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dayton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dayton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dayton. See our Newspapers Page for Dayton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dayton ...

Looking for more information about Dayton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dayton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dayton.

Adding Dayton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dayton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dayton was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Dayton in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dayton on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Dayton

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dayton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tippecanoe County: www.co.tippecanoe.in.us/

The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Tippecanoe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Dayton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Dayton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dayton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dayton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Dayton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dayton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dayton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dayton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DaytonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3762, Longitude: -86.7688    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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