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Welcome to Dayton ...
The city of Dayton is located in Columbia County<1> and is the County Seat for Columbia County.
When the people of Dayton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Daytonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Dayton has a population of 2,464 people<3> (see below for details).
Dayton is 1,600 feet [488 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Dayton lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Dayton: (509)
The ZIP code for Dayton: 99328<5>
We don't have a date for the establishment of Dayton.
Websites for Dayton ...
Official Website: www.daytonwa.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dayton had an population of 2,464 people. This is a decrease of 2.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.19% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Dayton had a population of 2,526 people (which is 61.94% of the total population of Columbia County). This makes Dayton the county's most populous community.
The population of Dayton represents 0.04% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 149th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,526 people, the population of Dayton decreased 4.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,655 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Dayton.
Communities Also Named Dayton ...
While we believe that this Dayton is located in Columbia County, we know of another 2 Washington communities named Dayton. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clark and Mason County.
Beyond Washington, 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, Virginia, 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.
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 16 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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Dayton was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dayton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Dayton: www.daytonwa.com/
The official website for Columbia County: www.columbiaco.com/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 May 2023