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Dayton, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Dayton Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Lyon County at latitude 39.2716 and longitude -119.5449. Lyon County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,396 feet.

The formal official name is the Dayton Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dayton, Nevada.

The U5 Census Class Code for Dayton indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Dayton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dayton: Chinatown, Gold Creek Station, Halls Station, Johntown, McMartins Station, Mineral Rapids, Nevada City, Ponderers Rest.

Dayton Census Designated Place, NV Boundary Map


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Dayton, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 9,372
Population in Households 9,372
Population in Familes 7,875
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 295
Diversity Index2 46
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,536
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 2,595
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,552 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 984 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 420 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $132,500
Average Home Value $147,098
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,794
Average Household Income $62,627
Per Capita Income $23,705
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.05% 1.14%
Households 1.03% 1.15%
Families 0.93% 1.09%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dayton, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dayton to the other 129 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 82nd
Population Density1 # 49 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 68 48th
Median Household Income # 63 52nd
Per Capita Income # 68 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nevada Census Data Comparison Tool.