Dayton, Illinois

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Population in 2010: 537.
Males: 299  (55.8%)
Females: 238  (44.2%)
Median resident age:

51.5 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61350.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,896
Dayton:

$56,896
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,067

Dayton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $135,300
Dayton:

$135,300
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $243,862; detached houses: $242,039

Median gross rent in 2017: $672.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dayton: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.2%
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  • Races in Dayton, IL (2010)
    • 49892.7%White alone
    • 152.8%Hispanic
    • 142.6%Asian alone
    • 50.9%American Indian alone
    • 40.7%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone

Races in Dayton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (19.7%), Italian (11.4%), German (10.6%), Irish (9.8%), Scottish (6.8%), Slovak (6.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

4 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.9%
Illinois:

14.0%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Aurora, IL (36.5 miles , pop. 142,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (65.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ottawa, IL (1.9 miles ),
Naplate, IL (2.4 miles ),
Marseilles, IL (2.5 miles ),
Grand Ridge, IL (3.3 miles ),
Seneca, IL (3.3 miles ),
Sheridan, IL (3.4 miles ),
North Utica, IL (3.4 miles ),
Newark, IL (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 41.38 N, Longitude: 88.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

Distribution of median household income in Dayton, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dayton, IL in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

4.5%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 4.66. This is significantly better than average.

City:

4.66
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.785. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.785
U.S.:

1.789
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.49
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Dayton-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.8 miles away from the Dayton place center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/20/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the place center killed 8 people and injured 12 people and caused $8 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dayton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 208.5 miles away from Dayton center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 183.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 7.6 miles away from Dayton center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 241.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 207.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 196.7 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 La Salle County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Dayton:

  • OTTAWA REGIONAL HOSPITAL & HEALTHCARE CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; OTTAWA, IL)
  • HOSPICE OF COMMUNITY HOSP OF O (Hospital, about 3 miles away; OTTAWA, IL)
  • OTTAWA PAVILION (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; OTTAWA, IL)
  • SULLIVAN HOUSE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; OTTAWA, IL)
  • PLEASANT VIEW LUTHER HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; OTTAWA, IL)
  • RIVERSHORES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MARSEILLES, IL)
  • LA SALLE COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; OTTAWA, IL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Dayton:

  • 12 miles: LaSalle County 1 and 2 in Seneca, IL.
  • 20 miles: Dresden 2 in Morris, IL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dayton:

  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 17 miles; Oglesby, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 33 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 11,401)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 34 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Aurora University (about 35 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)
  • University of St Francis (about 38 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 2,454)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 39 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 39 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)

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La Salle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

82.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Dayton:

Marital status in Dayton, IL
  • Never married: 35.3%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Dayton:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Illinois average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dayton, IL (based on La Salle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic30,42929
Mainline Protestant12,96247
Evangelical Protestant9,47569
Other6899
None60,369-
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: 25
La Salle County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
La Salle County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
This county:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
La Salle County:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
La Salle County:

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
La Salle County:

27.1%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

4.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Illinois average:

4.69%

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 Bureau County, IL  0.42% ($38,201 average AGI)
from Kendall County, IL  0.38% ($52,144)
from Cook County, IL  0.37% ($34,585)


5.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Illinois average:

5.50%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bureau County, IL  0.55% ($36,259 average AGI)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.34% ($40,538)
to Cook County, IL  0.27% ($54,857)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dayton:

  • WCMY (1430 AM; 1 kW; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLPO (1220 AM; 1 kW; LASALLE, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dayton:

  • WRKX (95.3 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WKOT (96.5 FM; MARSEILLES, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WCFL (104.7 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ASSEMBL)
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WSTQ (97.7 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WYYS (106.1 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAJK (99.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: LA SALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJDK-FM (95.7 FM; SENECA, IL; Owner: GRUNDY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WIVQ (103.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WSOG (88.1 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WGLC-FM (100.1 FM; MENDOTA, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJCH (91.9 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRXQ (100.7 FM; COAL CITY, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYKT (105.5 FM; WILMINGTON, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYXX (103.1 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: BIG CITY RADIO-CHI, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Dayton:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)

Dayton fatal accident list:

Dec 9, 2011 01:25 AM, I-80, Lat: 41.377431, Lon: -88.796906, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 25, 2008 05:38 PM, I-80, Lat: 41.377320, Lon: -88.802580, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 394ft / 120mTotal length
  • $1,568,000Total costs
  • 192,625Total average daily traffic
  • 60,662Total average daily truck traffic
  • 87,347Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dayton, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 61990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dayton, IL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dayton, IL
  • 92.8%Utility gas
  • 6.7%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dayton, IL
  • 84.6%Electricity
  • 15.4%Utility gas


Dayton compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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