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Welcome to Dayton ...

The city of Dayton is primarily located in Hennepin County. A portion of Dayton extends into Wright County.

The location of Dayton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Dayton has a population of 6,302 people<3> (see below for details).

Dayton is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Dayton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Dayton is within the (763) area code.

The ZIP code for Dayton: 55327<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dayton had a population of 4,671 people. This makes Dayton the county's 26th most populous community.

The population of Dayton represents 0.09% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 151st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,671 people, the population of Dayton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,699 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Dayton had an population of 6,302 people. This is an increase of 34.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.11% since the 2000 Census).

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), Indiana, Iowa (3), Kansas (7), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), 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.

Websites for Dayton ...

Official Website: www.ci.dayton.mn.us/

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dayton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dayton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Dayton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Minneapolis   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the Southeast (SE) of Dayton

Brooklyn Park   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Dayton

Plymouth   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Dayton

Maple Grove   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of Dayton

Blaine   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Dayton

Located in Anoka County

Coon Rapids   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Dayton

Located in Anoka County

Minnetonka   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Dayton

Saint Louis Park   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Dayton

Roseville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Dayton

Located in Ramsey County

Andover   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Dayton

Located in Anoka County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dayton.

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The official website for Dayton: www.ci.dayton.mn.us/

The official website for Hennepin County: www.hennepin.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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 city'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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dayton.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dayton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 city (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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dayton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 Dayton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1905, Longitude: -93.4757     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dayton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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