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Dayton, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Dayton had a population of 806 as of July 1, 2020. Dayton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dayton is located at latitude 44.8752 and longitude -107.2623 in Sheridan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dayton encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sheridan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,921 feet.

The Town of Dayton (GNIS ID: 2412410) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Dayton is located within Sheridan West Division of Sheridan County.


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Dayton, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 806 (100%)
Population in Households 804 (99.8%)
Population in Families 646 (80.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 1,508
Diversity Index2 20
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,770
Average Household Income $67,529
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $28,520
Wealth Index5 59
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $280,682
Average Home Value $402,533
Housing Affordability Index3 139
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 332
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 216
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.59% 0.47%
Households 0.7% 0.6%
Families 0.23% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
Owner Occupied HU   0.61%

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Dayton, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dayton to the other 203 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 65 68th
Population Density # 12 95th
Median Household Income # 96 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 93 46th
Per Capita Income # 138 33rd
Diversity Index # 112 46th

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