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Welcome to Dayton ...

The town of Dayton is located in Rockingham County.

When the people of Dayton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Daytonian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Dayton has a population of 1,606 people<2> (see below for details).

Dayton is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Dayton lies within the (540) area code.

The ZIP code for Dayton: 22821<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dayton had a population of 1,530 people. This makes Dayton the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Dayton represents 0.02% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 110th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,530 people, the population of Dayton increased 13.84% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,344 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Dayton had an population of 1,606 people. This is an increase of 4.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.49% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Dayton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Dayton and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Broadway   [Map]   3,880   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elkton   [Map]   2,844   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grottoes   [Map]   2,795   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Harrisonburg   [Map]   54,215   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mount Crawford   [Map]   450   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
North River   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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, Texas, Washington (3), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

See 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:

Websites for Dayton ...

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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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 Dayton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4165, Longitude: -78.9436     [Map].

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