Dayton, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 50 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.7%
 
Males: 16  (33.3%)
Females: 34  (66.7%)
Median resident age:  20.7 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 36738, 36748.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $2,583 (it was $12,500 in 2000)
Dayton:

$2,583
AL:

$46,257

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $10,917 (it was $10,235 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $72,733 (it was $42,000 in 2000)
Dayton:

$72,733
AL:

$136,200
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  • Races in Dayton, AL (2010)

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    • 3465.4%Black alone
    • 1732.7%White alone
    • 11.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dayton: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Dayton, AL collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: American (5.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 242 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Dayton:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dayton town:

  • Never married: 14.3%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 21.8%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $231 (0.3%)

Dayton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (59.6 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (79.6 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (492.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Thomaston, AL (2.4 miles ), Providence, AL (2.8 miles ), Faunsdale, AL (2.8 miles) , Linden, AL (3.1 miles ), Uniontown, AL (3.2 miles ), Prairie Eden-Newbern, AL (3.6 miles ), Catherine, AL (3.9 miles) , Demopolis, AL (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 32.35 N, Longitude: 87.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Dayton household income distribution Dayton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.2%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-22.1%).

Average climate in Dayton, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dayton-area historical tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Dayton town center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 tornado 20.9 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dayton-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from Dayton center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 188.4 miles away from Dayton center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 426.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marengo County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dayton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dayton:

  • WOODHAVEN MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; DEMOPOLIS, AL)
  • DEMOPOLIS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; DEMOPOLIS, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dayton:

  • University of West Alabama (about 36 miles; Livingston, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,394)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 54 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 60 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • The University of Alabama (about 61 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Meridian Community College (about 64 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • University of Montevallo (about 70 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Alabama State University (about 79 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)

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Churches in Dayton include: Dayton United Methodist Church (A), Hope Hill Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Little Flanders Field Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Marengo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 27.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 22.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.3
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 53.3%
(76.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.3 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.8%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
Alabama average:

12.0

Dayton travel time to work - commute Dayton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dayton town (based on Marengo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,67150
Black Protestant3,05714
Mainline Protestant1,90620
Catholic3861
Other2243
None4,783-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Marengo County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Marengo County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Marengo County:

8.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.6%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marengo County:

37.0%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.2%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Dayton:

58.6%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Dayton:

30.1
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dayton:

23.6%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dayton:

15.4%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dayton:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

44.6%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

57.0%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

86.3%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dayton, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

4.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, AL  0.36% ($17,440 average AGI)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.33% ($21,087)
from Hale County, AL  0.32% ($25,727)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.81% ($26,579 average AGI)
to Clarke County, AL  0.37% ($35,423)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.33% ($32,522)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dayton:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJUS (1310 AM; 5 kW; MARION, AL; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WXAL (1400 AM; 1 kW; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dayton:

  • WNPT-FM (102.9 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: BECKHAM PALMER III AS RECEIVER)
  • WINL (98.5 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVFG (107.5 FM; UNIONTOWN, AL; Owner: CHARLES E. JONES, JR.)
  • WMBV (91.9 FM; DIXONS MILLS, AL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WZNJ (106.5 FM; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKXK (96.7 FM; PINE HILL, AL; Owner: AUTAUGAVILLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFZ (105.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: IMANI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, INC)
  • WJAM-FM (97.3 FM; ORRVILLE, AL; Owner: SCOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dayton:

  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJMY-CA (Channel 28; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)

Dayton fatal accident list:

Jan 13, 2003 12:55 AM, Sr-25, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (75%)
  • Electricity (25%)

Dayton compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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