Dayton, WY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dayton, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The Town of Dayton had a population of 775 as of July 1, 2017. 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 44.8733 and longitude -107.2625 in Sheridan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dayton (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dayton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Dayton, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 775
Daytime Population: Workers 133
Daytime Population: Residents 356
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 489
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 774
Population in Familes 624
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,450
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $58,325
Average Household Income $65,012
Per Capita Income $27,337


Total Housing Units 349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $262,264
Average Home Value $370,682


Total Households 317
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 207
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.36%
Households 0.35% 0.38%
Families -0.26% 0.1%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.49%

Dayton, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dayton to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 67 68th
Population Density # 17 92nd
Diversity Index # 126 39th
Median Household Income # 108 48th
Per Capita Income # 151 26th

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