Dayton, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,965. Population change since 2000: +8.9%
 
Males: 1,014  (51.6%)
Females: 951  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04005.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $63,730 (it was $53,056 in 2000)
Dayton:

$63,730
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,125 (it was $20,629 in 2000)

Dayton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $244,692 (it was $127,800 in 2000)
Dayton:

$244,692
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $257,481; Detached houses: $268,131; Townhouses or other attached units: $195,600; In 2-unit structures: $401,654; Mobile homes: $122,744
Dayton races chart
  • White alone - 1,903 (96.8%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 16 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dayton: 231.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: French (23.5%), English (21.4%), French Canadian (15.5%), United States (11.0%), Irish (9.9%), German (5.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/07/1854

Land area: 17.9 square miles.

Population density: 110 people per square mile   (very low).

Dayton,ME real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Dayton:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dayton town:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 69.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

38 residents are foreign born (1.1% North America, 0.8% Europe).

This town:  2.1%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Dayton, Maine as of June 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Dayton to the number of sex offenders is 2,029 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Dayton town:  1.1% ($1,377)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (17.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (88.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (251.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Lyman, ME (2.0 miles ), Hollis, ME (2.6 miles ), Buxton, ME (2.6 miles ), Saco, ME (2.7 miles ), Arundel, ME (2.7 miles ), Waterboro, ME (2.8 miles ), Alfred, ME (2.9 miles ), Biddeford, ME (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $138,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.54 N, Longitude: 70.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Dayton household income distribution Dayton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Dayton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Dayton-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/10/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Dayton town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 44.2 miles away from the town center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dayton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 169.2 miles away from Dayton center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 190.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 133.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from Dayton center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 83.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in York County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 14, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Dayton:

  • SOUTHERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BIDDEFORD, ME)
  • EVERGREEN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SACO, ME)
  • SOUTHRIDGE REHAB AND LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BIDDEFORD, ME)
  • TRULL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BIDDEFORD, ME)
  • HOME HEALTH-VISITING NURSES OF SOUTHERN MAINE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; SACO, ME)
  • BEANE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SACO, ME)
  • ABLE TO STAY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SACO, ME)

Amtrak stations near Dayton:

  • 8 miles: SACO (130 MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 11 miles: OLD ORCHARD BEACH (11 FIRST ST.) - Seasonal Station . Services: ticket office, public payphones.
  • 16 miles: WELLS (696 SANFORD ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dayton:

  • University of New England (about 12 miles; Biddeford, ME; Full-time enrollment: 4,539)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 18 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 20 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 21 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 34 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 53 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 57 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)

Public elementary/middle school in Dayton:

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Notable location: Homestead Campground (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Swan Pond Creek (A), Saco River Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cooks Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

York County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 82.5. This is about average.

City:

82.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.400. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.400
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.79. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.79
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.02
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.39
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.8%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.8%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.5%
Whole state:

10.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.3%
Whole state:

4.1%
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Dayton compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (91%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.08%
Here: 39.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents72.5%6.5%5.4%4.5%2.5%
Congregations17.2%16.4%13.9%12.3%4.9%
NameAssemblies of GodGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%0.7%3.9%
Congregations6.6%0.8%2.5%1.6%23.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
York County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 42
York County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
York County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Here:

12.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
York County:

24.0%
Maine:

25.0%

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($365 average AGI)
York County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, ME  1.47% ($34,596 average AGI)
from Strafford County, NH  0.53% ($34,957)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.39% ($50,026)


5.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($496 average AGI)
York County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.36% ($34,730 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.45% ($34,055)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.33% ($51,177)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dayton:

  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WJAE (1440 AM; 5 kW; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: ALTANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WIDE (1400 AM; 1 kW; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: SACO BAY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLOB (1310 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPHX (1220 AM; 1 kW; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • WTSN (1270 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dayton:

  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WQEZ (104.7 FM; KENNEBUNKPORT, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBQW (106.3 FM; SCARBOROUGH, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBQQ (99.3 FM; KENNEBUNK, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WPOR (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMSJ (89.3 FM; FREEPORT, ME; Owner: DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMPG (90.9 FM; GORHAM, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • WMGX (93.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Dayton:

  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
  • WPME (Channel 35; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W58CM (Channel 58; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLLB-LP (Channel 15; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Dayton fatal accident list:

Nov 30, 2010 09:59 AM, Sr-5, Sr-35, Lat: 43.54457, Lon: -70.59265, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Nov 30, 2008 10:35 AM, Sr-5, Lat: 43.56167, Lon: -70.61934, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 11, 2006 10:35 AM, Sr-5, Lat: 43.57213, Lon: -70.68113, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 1, 2006 12:25 AM, Sr-5, Lat: 43.54141, Lon: -70.56051, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 27, 2006 09:15 PM, Hight Road, Lat: 43.56158, Lon: -70.58241, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total costs: $114,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,316
Total average daily truck traffic: 345
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 6,042

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dayton)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rt 35 W Side 1/2 Mi Ssw Int Rt 35 & Rt 5 (Lat: 43.537583 Lon: -70.600333), Call Sign: KZI605
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/27/2021
    Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA1YX, Licensee ID: L01231938
    Grant Date: 01/09/2007, Expiration Date: 03/03/2017
    Registrant: John R Littlefield, 52 Danley Road, Dayton, ME 04005

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 10
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Dayton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dayton, ME
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