Dayton, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Dayton, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Dayton had a population of 5,541 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dayton: Brooklyn, Jamestown.

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Dayton, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,541
Population in Households 5,496
Population in Familes 4,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density2 4,325
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $46,362
Average Household Income $59,770
Per Capita Income $22,401


Total Housing Units 2,452 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,328 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 780 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 344 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $108,386
Average Home Value $154,797


Total Households 2,108
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,360
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.45% 0.47%
Households 0.33% 0.37%
Families 0.4% 0.29%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

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, 2018 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 # 37 93rd
Diversity Index # 331 39th
Median Household Income # 225 59th
Per Capita Income # 291 46th

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