Dayton Population By Year

Population Graph For Dayton, 1840 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2023 135,512 208 -0.2%
2022 135,828 206 -1.3%
2021 137,571 200 -0.4%
2020 138,060 201 -0.2%
2010 141,527 173 -1.6%
2000 165,804 126 -0.9%
1990 182,393 93 -1.1%
1980 203,371 70 -1.8%
1970 243,601 59 -0.7%
1960 262,332 49 0.7%
1950 243,872 44 1.5%
1940 210,718 40 0.5%
1930 200,982 41 2.8%
1920 152,559 43 2.7%
1910 116,577 43 3.2%
1900 85,333 45 3.4%
1890 61,220 45 4.7%
1880 38,678 47 2.4%
1870 30,473 44 4.3%
1860 20,081 45 6.2%
1850 10,977 61 6.1%
1840 6,067 68

Dayton Population Facts

What is the current population of Dayton?

Based on the latest 2024 data from the US census, the current population of Dayton is 135,512. Dayton, Ohio is the 208th largest city in the US.

What county is Dayton, Ohio in?

Dayton is located entirely in Montgomery County.

What is the size of Dayton, Ohio in square miles?

Dayton has an area of 55.6 square miles. Dayton is the 6th largest city, by area, in Ohio.

What was the peak population of Dayton?

The peak population of Dayton was in 1960, when its population was 262,332. In 1960, Dayton was the 49th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 208th largest city in the US. Dayton is currently 48.3% smaller than it was in 1960.

How quickly is Dayton shrinking?

Dayton has shrunk 18.2% since the year 2000. Dayton, Ohio's growth is extremely below average. 98% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Dayton, Ohio?

Dayton has a population density of 2,543.1 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In Ohio

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
85 Toledo 265,304 -15.4%
137 Akron 188,701 -12.9%
208 Dayton 135,512 -18.2%
464 Parma 78,951 -7.6%
548 Canton 69,197 -14.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
202 Hampton, Virginia 137,098 -6.3%
203 Warren, Michigan 136,655 -1.0%
204 Stamford, Connecticut 136,226 15.9%
205 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 135,958 11.5%
206 Elizabeth, New Jersey 135,829 12.4%
207 Palm Bay, Florida 135,566 70.2%
208 Dayton, Ohio 135,512 -18.2%
209 New Haven, Connecticut 135,319 9.3%
210 Coral Springs, Florida 134,906 12.6%
211 Meridian, Idaho 134,801 267.0%
212 West Valley City, Utah 134,470 23.1%
213 Pasadena, California 133,560 -0.7%
214 Lewisville, Texas 133,553 70.3%

Dayton Demographics

What is the voting age population of Dayton, Ohio?

The total voting age population of Dayton, Ohio, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 106,239. The voting age population is 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

What percentage of Dayton, Ohio residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 12.7% of the residents of Dayton are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Dayton, Ohio?

The racial demographics of Dayton are 55.7% White, 37.9% Black, 3.7% Two or more races, 1.2% Other, 1.1% Asian and 0.3% American Indian. Additionally, 4.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Dayton, Ohio residents are below the poverty line?

In Dayton, 30.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 44.5%. On a per-household basis, 25.7% of families are below the poverty line in Dayton.

What percentage of Dayton, Ohio residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 57.1% of Dayton residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Dayton, Ohio residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 83.4% of Dayton residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 18.4% have a bachelor's degree and 7.0% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Dayton, Ohio residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Dayton residents aged 5 and older, 6.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.3% speak an Asian language.

Dayton Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Dayton, Ohio?

The unemployment rate in Dayton is 10.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Dayton, Ohio residents work for the government?

In Dayton, 12.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Dayton, Ohio?

The median household income in Dayton is $32,540.

Dayton Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Dayton, Ohio?

In Dayton, 46.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Dayton, Ohio?

Renters occupy 53.5% of housing units in Dayton.

What percentage of Dayton, Ohio housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Dayton, 38.2% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Dayton, Ohio housing units were built after 2000?

In Dayton, 4.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 3,600 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Dayton, Ohio?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Dayton is $706.

What percentage of households in Dayton, Ohio have broadband internet?

In Dayton, 76.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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