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Welcome to Dayton ...

The city of Dayton is located in Montgomery County<1> and is the County Seat for Montgomery County.

The pronunciation of Dayton: DAY-tuhn<2>

When the people of Dayton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Daytonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dayton has a population of 140,463 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dayton.

Dayton is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Dayton: (937)

Websites for Dayton ...

Official Website:   www.cityofdayton.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.daytonchamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jldayton.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dayton had an population of 140,463 people. This is a decrease of 0.75% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dayton had a population of 141,527 people (or 26.45% of the total population of Montgomery County). This makes Dayton the county's most populous community.

The population of Dayton represents 1.23% of the total population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 141,527 people, the population of Dayton decreased 14.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 166,179 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 two Ohio communities named Dayton: This one is located in Montgomery County and the other is located in Greene County.

Beyond Ohio, 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), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, 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.

  • Beavercreek [Greene County]
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    • Beavercreek [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Dayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,995 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beavercreek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beavercreek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beavercreek<8>
  • Huber Heights [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huber Heights
    • Huber Heights [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Dayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,232 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huber Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huber Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huber Heights<8>
  • Fairborn [Greene County]
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    • Fairborn [Greene County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Dayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,990 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairborn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairborn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairborn<8>
  • Xenia [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Xenia
    • Xenia [Greene County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Dayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,081 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Xenia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Xenia<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Troy [Miami County]
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      • Troy [Miami County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,473 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<8>
    • Trotwood [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trotwood
      • Trotwood [Montgomery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,433 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trotwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trotwood<8>
    • Centerville [Montgomery County]
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      • Centerville [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,700 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerville<8>
    • Miamisburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miamisburg
      • Miamisburg [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miamisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miamisburg<8>
    • Springboro [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springboro
      • Springboro [Montgomery County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,235 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springboro<8>
    • Vandalia [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandalia
      • Vandalia [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,987 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandalia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vandalia<8>

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. Our list includes 196 papers. 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 Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Dayton on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Ohio

About Montgomery County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dayton: www.cityofdayton.org/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.co.montgomery.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Montgomery, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Dayton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dayton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dayton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (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 for our own planning, 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: 39.7595, Longitude: -84.1918    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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