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Dayton, Wyoming

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Welcome to Dayton ...

The town of Dayton is located in Sheridan County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dayton has a population of 829 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Dayton is 3,930 feet [1,198 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Dayton is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Dayton lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Dayton is located in the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Dayton: 82836<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dayton had an population of 829 people. This is an increase of 9.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dayton had a population of 757 people. This makes Dayton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Dayton represents 0.13% of the population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 757 people, the population of Dayton increased 11.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 678 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, Texas, Virginia, Washington (3), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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.

  • Sheridan [Sheridan County]
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    • Sheridan [Sheridan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Dayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,095 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<6>
  • Ranchester [Sheridan County]
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    • Ranchester [Sheridan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Dayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranchester<6>
  • Parkman [Sheridan County]
  • Wolf [Sheridan County]
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    • Beckton [Sheridan County]
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      • Beckton [Sheridan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Dayton
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    • Kleenburn [Sheridan County]
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      • Kleenburn [Sheridan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Dayton
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    • Burgess Junction [Sheridan County]
    • Wyola [Big Horn County]
    • Big Horn [Sheridan County]
    • Decker [Big Horn County]

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 Rand McNally Map of Wyoming (1937).

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

Mentions & References for Dayton

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Sheridan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dayton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dayton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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, 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 for your convenience: 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: 44.8752, Longitude: -107.2627    
<6>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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