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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>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Dayton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1877.

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).

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Dayton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Dayton post office opened in 1877.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dayton.

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 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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