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Welcome to Dayton ...

The city of Dayton is located on the Gulf Coast.

Dayton is located in Liberty County<1>.

The location of Dayton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<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 8,391 people<4> (see below for details).

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

The community of Dayton is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Dayton lies within the (936) area code.

The ZIP code for Dayton: 77535<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dayton had an population of 8,391 people. This is an increase of 15.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dayton had a population of 7,242 people (which is 9.57% of the total population of Liberty County). This makes Dayton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Dayton represents 0.03% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 258th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,242 people, the population of Dayton increased 26.85% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,709 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), 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, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, 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.

  • Baytown [Harris County]
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    • Baytown [Harris County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Dayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,288 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baytown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baytown<8>
  • Liberty [Liberty County]
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    • Liberty [Liberty County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Dayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,506 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<8>
  • Mont Belvieu [Chambers County]
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    • Mont Belvieu [Chambers County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Dayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,137 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Belvieu have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mont Belvieu
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Belvieu<8>
  • Patton Village [Montgomery County]
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    • Patton Village [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Dayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,207 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patton Village
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roman Forest [Montgomery County]
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      • Roman Forest [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,035 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roman Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roman Forest
    • Woodbranch [Montgomery County]
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      • Woodbranch [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old River-Winfree [Chambers County]
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      • Old River-Winfree [Chambers County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,453 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old River-Winfree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ames [Liberty County]
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      • Ames [Liberty County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
    • Daisetta [Liberty County]
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      • Daisetta [Liberty County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisetta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisetta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daisetta<8>
    • Hardin [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardin
      • Hardin [Liberty County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 966 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardin<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. 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 Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Liberty County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Liberty County: www.co.liberty.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Liberty, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<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>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).
<7>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 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 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: 30.0356, Longitude: -94.9024       In this case, the coordinates for Dayton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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