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Population in 2012: 7,313 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.3%
 

Males: 3,470  (47.5%)
Females: 3,843  (52.5%)

Median resident age:  33.8 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 37321.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,645 (it was $26,542 in 2000)
Dayton:

$27,645
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,714

Dayton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $113,956 (it was $71,500 in 2000)
Dayton:

$113,956
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $117,974; Detached houses: $122,374; In 2-unit structures: $87,912; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,794; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $64,853; Mobile homes: $27,229

Median gross rent in 2012: $524.

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  • White alone - 6,632 (91.9%)
  • Black alone - 330 (4.6%)
  • Hispanic - 204 (2.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 40 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.08%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.07%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dayton: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (14.0%), English (12.4%), German (11.3%), United States (10.9%), Scottish (6.0%), Dutch (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 694 feet

Land area: 6.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,193 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Dayton:

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 14.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dayton city:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

102 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 54 registered sex offenders living in Dayton, Tennessee as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Dayton to the number of sex offenders is 135 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $618 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $509 (0.6%)

Dayton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (34.1 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (108.3 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (462.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Graysville, TN (2.2 miles ), Big Spring-East View, TN (3.1 miles) , Sale Creek, TN (3.4 miles) , Sequatchie Valley, TN (3.5 miles) , Decatur, TN (3.5 miles ), Pikeville, TN (3.6 miles ), Flat Top Mountain, TN (3.9 miles ), Spring City, TN (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $44,500
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $31,400
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $73,400
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $73,400
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $145,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.49 N, Longitude: 85.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,753 (+65.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,807 (68.4%)

Area code: 423

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Crime rates in Dayton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000001011000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.015.30.015.014.70.00.00.0
Rapes 210022110502
per 100,000 32.115.90.00.030.730.715.015.00.072.00.027.4
Robberies 463250733644
per 100,000 64.295.347.131.176.80.0104.744.944.186.455.154.7
Assaults 1613102821182417187920
per 100,000 256.6206.4156.9435.1322.7275.9359.0254.6264.7100.8124.0273.7
Burglaries 294058473944507854333269
per 100,000 465.1635.2910.2730.3599.4674.3747.81168.4794.2475.2441.0944.2
Thefts 198195263361345229265259232215178217
per 100,000 3175.63096.74127.45609.15302.03509.63963.53879.63412.33095.82453.12969.3
Auto thefts 1210126101010131210626
per 100,000 192.5158.8188.393.2153.7153.3149.6194.7176.5144.082.7355.8
Arson 101000120100
per 100,000 16.00.015.70.00.00.015.030.00.014.40.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 250.0243.0266.8349.6348.9286.0311.6330.9278.2251.0163.1282.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Dayton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Tennessee average:

2.54

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Dayton, Tennessee accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.9%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +387 (+6.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Dayton-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the Dayton city center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dayton-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 62.8 miles away from Dayton center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.7 miles away from Dayton center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 45.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rhea County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Van Hilleary - Politician, Andy Kelly - Football player, Jake Gaither - Football player and coach, John T. Scopes, Joseph Aloysius Durick - Catholic bishop, Dave Roller - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Dayton:

  • DCI DAYTON (Dialysis Facility, 916 MARKET ST.)
  • RHEA MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, 9400 RHEA COUNTY HIGHWAY)
  • LAURELBROOK SANITARIUM (Nursing Home, 114 CAMPUS DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Dayton, TN

Airports and heliports located in Dayton:


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Operable nuclear power plants near Dayton:

  • 16 miles: Watts Bar 1 in Spring City, TN.
  • 19 miles: Sequoyah 1 and 2 in Soddy-Daisy, TN.

College/University in Dayton:

  • Bryan College (Full-time enrollment: 1,043; Location: 721 Bryan Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bryan.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dayton:

  • Cleveland State Community College (about 22 miles; Cleveland, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,031)
  • Lee University (about 24 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 3,586)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 31 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 31 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,273)
  • Roane State Community College (about 35 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 3,464)
  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (about 35 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 8,652)
  • Dalton State College (about 50 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,413)

Private high school in Dayton:

  • LAURELBROOK SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 114 CAMPUS DR; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dayton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Dayton:

  • RHEA COUNTY ACADEMY (Students: 48; Location: 2809 OLD WASHINGTON HWY; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CALVARY BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 160 DAYCO DR; Grades: PK - 10)
See full list of schools located in Dayton, School District: DAYTON CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Dayton:

  • CLYDE W. RODDY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $325,759; Location: 371 FIRST AVENUE; 43,525 books; 1,516 audio materials; 1,739 video materials; 31 state licensed databases; 150 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Dayton: Dayton Fire Department (A), Rhea County Fire Department Station 600 (B), Rhea County Jail (C), Rhea County Fire Department Station 760 Garrison Fire District (D), Rhea County Courthouse (E), Dayton Public Library (F), Dayton City Hall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Richland Park Shopping Center (1), Northtown Plaza Shopping Center (2), Dayton Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dayton include: Garrison Church (A), Saint Bridget Church (B), Church of Christ (C), First Baptist Church (D), Grace Bible Church (E), Trinity United Methodist Church (F), Kelly Grove Church (G), Walnut Grove Church (H), Mountain View United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Buttram Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Richland Creek (A), Broyles Branch (B), Stewart Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dayton include: Swinging Bridge Park (1), Point Park (2), Pendegrass Park (3), Dayton Municipal Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Kids World (Amusement & Theme Parks; 8792 Rhea County Highway).

Hotels: Best Western Dayton (7835 Rhea County Highway), Kelly Motel (4187 Rhea County Highway).

Courts: Rhea County - Juvenile Court Officer (1475 Market Street Basement), Rhea County - Chancery Court Clerk (1475 Market Street Basement).

 
Rhea 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
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 CO 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 40.6. This is worse than average.
City:

40.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.84. This is significantly worse than average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
City:

5.84
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.70. This is significantly better than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

5.70
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.3. This is better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.4. This is worse than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.4
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dayton and their reported violations in the past:

DAYTON WATER DEPT (Population served: 18147, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-31-2000), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2004)
  • Treatment Technique Exceeds Turb 1 NTU - In FEB-2003, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-17-2003), St Boil Water Order (FEB-17-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2003), St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-15-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2002), St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2002)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dayton that have no violations reported:

  • LAURELBROOK SCHOOL (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.0%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.2%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dayton, TN

People in group quarters in Dayton in 2010:

  • 549 people in college/university student housing
  • 92 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Dayton in 2000:

  • 406 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 95 people in nursing homes
  • 66 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Dayton compared to Tennessee state average:

Dayton, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Dayton (2011 data):

  • First Bank of Tennessee: Dayton Branch at Third Avenue And Railroad Street, branch established on 1975/01/20; South Dayton Branch at 3001 Highway 27, branch established on 2004/10/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $226.4 mil, Deposits: $198.6 mil, headquarters in Spring City, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • First Bank: Dayton Office at 1525 Market St, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2012/02/21: Bank assets: $2,074.4 mil, Deposits: $1,734.5 mil, headquarters in Lexington, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 54 total offices, Holding Company: First South Bancorp, Inc.
  • SouthEast Bank & Trust: Dayton Branch at 3995 Rhea County Highway, branch established on 2004/06/14. Info updated 2007/04/23: Bank assets: $266.2 mil, Deposits: $233.4 mil, headquarters in Athens, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Southeast Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Dayton Branch at 1502 North Market Street, branch established on 1999/07/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Community National Bank: at 1271 Market St, branch established on 1964/11/02. Info updated 2009/03/16: Bank assets: $215.3 mil, Deposits: $188.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dayton, Tennessee:

  • Best Western Dayton, 7835 Rhea County Hwy, Dayton, TN 37321 , Phone: (423) 775-6560
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2650 Rhea County Hwy, Dayton, TN 37321 , Phone: (423) 570-0080, Fax: (423) 570-0801
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 7875 Rhea Country Hwy, Dayton, TN 37321 , Phone: (423) 775-9190, Fax: (423) 775-9190
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dayton, Tennessee

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Dayton travel time to work - commute


Dayton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Dayton city (based on Rhea County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.39%
Here45.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents53.7%17.5%11.9%4.0%3.2%
Congregations32.3%20.0%15.4%6.2%1.5%
NameChurches of ChristInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.0%2.8%1.0%0.6%2.3%
Congregations6.2%4.6%1.5%1.5%10.8%
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: 6
Rhea County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Rhea County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Rhea County:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Rhea County:

31.3%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$11,245$67,4700$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$48,927$34,5370$0
Police - Other 2$5,151$30,9060$0
Firefighters 8$20,471$30,7070$0
Streets and Highways 9$23,828$31,7710$0
Airports 1$2,626$31,5123$1,652
Solid Waste Management 5$11,817$28,3610$0
Sewerage 8$32,416$48,6240$0
Parks and Recreation 4$9,398$28,1940$0
Water Supply 14$42,713$36,6110$0
Electric Power 21$81,919$46,8110$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 57$188,864$39,7611$1,955
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 23$33,309$17,3791$631
Local Libraries 5$10,917$26,2011$182
Other and Unallocable 12$37,390$37,3904$2,644
Totals for Government 188$560,991$35,80810$7,064

Dayton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $975,000 ($133.32)
    Water Utilities: $158,000 ($21.61)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $97,000 ($13.26)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($4.79)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,245,000 ($1811.16)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $3,222,000 ($440.59)
    Water Utilities: $1,465,000 ($200.33)
    Sewerage: $950,000 ($129.91)
    Police Protection: $745,000 ($101.87)
    Regular Highways: $636,000 ($86.97)
    General Public Buildings: $386,000 ($52.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $341,000 ($46.63)
    Financial Administration: $339,000 ($46.36)
    Libraries: $303,000 ($41.43)
    Fire Protection: $290,000 ($39.66)
    General - Other: $235,000 ($32.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $189,000 ($25.84)
    Air Transportation: $178,000 ($24.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($1.09)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($1.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($4.10)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $143,000 ($19.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000 ($13.26)
    Police Protection: $52,000 ($7.11)
    Electric Utilities: $34,000 ($4.65)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($3.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($3.28)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($3.15)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($2.87)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($0.55)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.14)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.14)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,459,000 ($472.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $178,000 ($24.34)

Dayton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $118,000 ($16.14)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,029,000 ($140.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $350,000 ($47.86)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $63,000 ($8.61)
    All Other: $37,000 ($5.06)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $25,000 ($3.42)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,514,000 ($207.03)
    Education: $266,000 ($36.37)
    All Other: $8,000 ($1.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $279,000 ($38.15)
    Interest Earnings: $160,000 ($21.88)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.41)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,447,000 ($1975.52)
    Water Utilities: $2,493,000 ($340.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $2,823,000 ($386.02)
    General Support: $473,000 ($64.68)
    Highways: $198,000 ($27.08)
    Water Utilities: $178,000 ($24.34)
  • Tax - Property: $1,012,000 ($138.38)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $207,000 ($28.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $115,000 ($15.73)
    NEC: $3,000 ($0.41)

Dayton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $4,507,000 ($616.30)
    Industrial Revenue: $630,000 ($86.15)
    Electric Utilities: $215,000 ($29.40)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,010,000 ($548.34)
    Electric Utilities: $128,000 ($17.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $4,977,000 ($680.57)
    Full Faith & Credit - Electric Utilities: $256,000 ($35.01)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $533,000 ($72.88)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $97,000 ($13.26)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,540,000 ($484.07)
    Electric Utilities: $87,000 ($11.90)

Dayton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,012,000 ($275.13)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $533,000 ($72.88)

6.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,110 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hamilton County, TN  1.49% ($27,409 average AGI)
from Bledsoe County, TN  0.32% ($21,094)
from Bradley County, TN  0.30% ($22,400)


5.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hamilton County, TN  1.53% ($33,523 average AGI)
to Bledsoe County, TN  0.41% ($26,171)
to Roane County, TN  0.27% ($25,185)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dayton:

  • WDNT (1280 AM; 1 kW; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WSDQ (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DUNLAP, TN; Owner: RODGSON, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCLE (1570 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dayton:

  • WDNT-FM (104.9 FM; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WAYB-FM (95.7 FM; GRAYSVILLE, TN; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAYA (93.9 FM; SPRING CITY, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • W268AA (101.5 FM; FALLING WATER, TN; Owner: S/WEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WCLE-FM (104.1 FM; CALHOUN, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W203AZ (88.5 FM; FAIRMOUNT, TN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W211BG (90.1 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Dayton:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W26BE (Channel 26; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBXX-TV (Channel 20; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF TENNESSEE, LLC)
  • WDSI-TV (Channel 61; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTCI (Channel 45; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE GREATER CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP)
  • WDEF-TV (Channel 12; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Dayton, Tennessee:
  • Fatal accident count: 50
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 79
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 12
  • Fatalities: 52
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 129
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 127
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 42
  • Fatalities: 139
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 323
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Dayton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 20
Total length: 69 meters (226ft)
Total costs: $6,590,000
Total average daily traffic: 191,790
Total average daily truck traffic: 16,270

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 7
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Dayton, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dayton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Dayton, TN)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 81 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dayton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Dayton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 42
  • Hazardous Condition: 31
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Dayton


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

Most common first names in Dayton, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14472.3 years
John10972.9 years
William9674.2 years
Mary8877.1 years
Robert7571.5 years
Charles6971.5 years
George4974.8 years
Thomas4374.0 years
Walter3675.1 years
Ruth3178.3 years
Most common last names in Dayton, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Morgan7274.1 years
Smith6173.1 years
Harris4073.7 years
Wilkey3976.9 years
Sneed3670.4 years
Arnold3373.4 years
Reed3272.6 years
Roddy3278.2 years
Clark3273.7 years
Jones3178.0 years
Businesses in Dayton, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
Best Western1RadioShack1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GameStop1SONIC Drive-In1
Goodwill2Sears1
H&R Block1Subway2
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile2
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Little Caesars Pizza1Vans1
Long John Silver's1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
McDonald's2YMCA1
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