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Dayton, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Dayton had a population of 5,487 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 Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dayton is located at latitude 39.1106 and longitude -84.4625 in Campbell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles. Campbell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 515 feet.

The City of Dayton (GNIS ID: 2404195) 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.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Dayton is located within Newport-Fort Thomas Division of Campbell 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dayton: Brooklyn, Jamestown.

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


Total Population 5,487
Daytime Population: Workers 895
Daytime Population: Residents 2,979
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,874
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 5,442
Population in Familes 4,260
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density2 4,283
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $40,786
Average Household Income $55,452
Per Capita Income $20,807


Total Housing Units 2,446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,195 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 890 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 360 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $94,397
Average Home Value $151,925


Total Households 2,086
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,350
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 0.38% 0.4%
Households 0.23% 0.3%
Families 0.35% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Dayton, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dayton to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 86 84th
Population Density # 34 94th
Diversity Index # 326 40th
Median Household Income # 274 49th
Per Capita Income # 317 41st

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