Dayton, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 46 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -23.3%
 
Males: 20  (45.2%)
Females: 26  (54.8%)
Median resident age:

35.9 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 36738, 36748.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $15,740 (it was $12,500 in 2000)
Dayton:

$15,740
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,399 (it was $10,235 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $71,106 (it was $42,000 in 2000)
Dayton:

$71,106
AL:

$154,000
March 2019 cost of living index in Dayton: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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  • Races in Dayton, AL (2019)
    • 1858.1%Black alone
    • 1238.7%White alone
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Ancestries: American (34.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 242 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (very low).

Dayton, Alabama map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $206 (0.1%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Dayton, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dayton, AL in 2019

Dayton satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.5%
Alabama:

4.0%

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 significantly above Alabama state average. It is 109% greater 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 Dayton 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 the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.8 miles away from Dayton center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from Dayton center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 188.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 188.3 miles away from Dayton 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 (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Dayton:

Marital status in Dayton, AL
  • Never married: 41.8%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in Dayton:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dayton, AL (based on Marengo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
Alabama:

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

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marengo County:

14.6%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marengo County:

37.0%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marengo County:

9.7%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.0%
State:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Dayton:

47.9%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Dayton:

30.6
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dayton:

19.8%
Alabama:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dayton:

17.0%
Alabama:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dayton:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.5%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

53.6%
Alabama:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

84.6%
Alabama:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dayton, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

4.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,570 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.60% ($37,927 average AGI)
from Hale County, AL  0.42% ($37,862)
from Clarke County, AL  0.34% ($35,522)

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:

Mar 6, 2011 03:15 AM, Sr-25, Lat: 32.349783, Lon: -87.641897, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 13, 2003 12:55 AM, Sr-25, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 42.4mTotal length
  • $13,076,000Total costs
  • 5,130Total average daily traffic
  • 769Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,634Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dayton, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21960-1969
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
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Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dayton, AL
  • 80.0%Electricity
  • 20.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dayton, AL
  • 100.0%Electricity


Dayton compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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 above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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