Dayton, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 7,354 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +19.0%
 
Males: 3,452  (46.9%)
Females: 3,902  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

33.7 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37321.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,036 (it was $26,542 in 2000)
Dayton:

$35,036
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,660 (it was $15,946 in 2000)

Dayton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,801 (it was $71,500 in 2000)
Dayton:

$119,801
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $174,211; detached houses: $198,029; townhouses or other attached units: $154,207; mobile homes: $81,604

Median gross rent in 2017: $684.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dayton: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.8%
(31.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.0% for Black residents, 42.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 65.4% for other race residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Dayton, TN (2010)
    • 6,21786.5%White alone
    • 4055.6%Hispanic
    • 3424.8%Black alone
    • 1271.8%Two or more races
    • 540.8%Asian alone
    • 340.5%American Indian alone
    • 60.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 60.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 88 registered sex offenders living in Dayton, Tennessee as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dayton is 84 to 1.


Crime rates in Dayton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.0)
1
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(30.7)
2
(30.7)
1
(15.0)
1
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(72.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.4)
1
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(76.8)
0
(0.0)
7
(104.7)
3
(44.9)
3
(44.1)
6
(86.4)
4
(55.1)
4
(54.7)
3
(40.8)
3
(40.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
2
(27.5)
2
(27.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
21
(322.7)
18
(275.9)
24
(359.0)
17
(254.6)
18
(264.7)
7
(100.8)
9
(124.0)
20
(273.7)
12
(163.2)
18
(241.7)
18
(241.8)
33
(444.7)
11
(151.5)
11
(149.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
39
(599.4)
44
(674.3)
50
(747.8)
78
(1,168)
54
(794.2)
33
(475.2)
32
(441.0)
69
(944.2)
51
(693.8)
77
(1,034)
31
(416.5)
49
(660.3)
39
(537.0)
27
(366.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
345
(5,302)
229
(3,510)
265
(3,964)
259
(3,880)
232
(3,412)
215
(3,096)
178
(2,453)
217
(2,969)
207
(2,816)
279
(3,747)
245
(3,292)
213
(2,870)
146
(2,010)
141
(1,914)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(153.7)
10
(153.3)
10
(149.6)
13
(194.7)
12
(176.5)
10
(144.0)
6
(82.7)
26
(355.8)
13
(176.8)
9
(120.9)
13
(174.7)
9
(121.3)
12
(165.2)
7
(95.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.0)
2
(30.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.8)
1
(13.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)378.5310.2338.0358.9301.8272.3177.0306.4231.1292.4223.2290.7191.8147.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Dayton, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 18 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: American (28.4%), German (7.1%), English (6.7%), Irish (6.6%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 694 feet

Land area: 6.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,199 people per square mile   (low).

Dayton, Tennessee map

296 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America).

This city:

4.0%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $539 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $779 (0.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 35.49 N, Longitude: 85.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,559 (+74.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,920 (65.4%)

Area code: 423

Distribution of median household income in Dayton, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dayton, TN in 2017

Dayton satellite photo by USGS

Dayton tourist attractions:

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
  • 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
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $56,000
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Dayton, TN residents
Average permit cost in Dayton, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Historical population in Dayton, TN
Historical housing units in Dayton, TN

Population change in the 1990s: +387 (+6.7%).
Most common industries in Dayton, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Apparel (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Utilities (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (9.6%)
  • Apparel (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Dayton, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
  • Cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.7%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)

Average climate in Dayton, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Dayton, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.7. This is about average.

City:

63.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.27
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.44
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 2.26. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.26
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Dayton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 16% 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 77% 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 Dayton 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 the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 196.7 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 259.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 182.2 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 230.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rhea County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dayton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Dayton:

  • RHEA MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, 9400 RHEA COUNTY HIGHWAY)
  • LAURELBROOK SANITARIUM (114 CAMPUS DRIVE)
  • DCI DAYTON (916 MARKET ST.)

Airports located in Dayton:

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.

Colleges/Universities in Dayton:

  • Bryan College-Dayton (Full-time enrollment: 1,385; Location: 721 Bryan Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bryan.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Oxford Graduate School (Full-time enrollment: 40; Location: 500 Oxford Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ogs.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dayton:

  • Cleveland State Community College (about 22 miles; Cleveland, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 24 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 30 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 31 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Roane State Community College (about 35 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 35 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Dalton State College (about 50 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)

Private high schools in Dayton:

  • LAURELBROOK SCHOOL (Students: 52, Location: 114 CAMPUS DR FRNT, Grades: 9-12)
  • RHEA COUNTY ACADEMY (Students: 34, Location: 2809 OLD WASHINGTON HWY, Grades: TK-10)
  • CALVARY BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 19, Location: 160 DAYCO DR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dayton:

See full list of schools located in Dayton

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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

DAYTON WATER DEPT (Population served: 21,424, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit Treatment Requirement Rpt - In OCT-02-2010, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-23-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2010)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between AUG-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between AUG-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between JUN-2009 and JUL-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2009)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between JUN-2009 and JUL-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 12 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 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)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Dayton:

Marital status in Dayton, TN
  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

For population 25 years and over in Dayton:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dayton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dayton, TN (based on Rhea County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,30761
Mainline Protestant2,44115
Catholic4001
Black Protestant3683
Other1752
None16,118-
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
Rhea County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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
This county:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Rhea County:

31.3%
State:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rhea County:

15.8%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.7%
State:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Dayton:

41.0%
State:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Dayton:

28.9
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dayton:

22.0%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.9%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dayton:

6.8
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.8%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Dayton:

52.9%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Dayton:

76.5%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dayton, TN 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
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 80$249,900$37,4856$8,074
Electric Power 25$117,594$56,4450$0
Police Protection - Officers 18$57,475$38,3170$0
Water Supply 18$59,552$39,7010$0
Other and Unallocable 13$44,215$40,8141$1,094
Firefighters 9$25,693$34,2570$0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 9$24,805$33,0734$3,225
Streets and Highways 9$27,035$36,0470$0
Sewerage 8$35,428$53,1420$0
Solid Waste Management 5$12,454$29,8900$0
Parks and Recreation 5$13,287$31,8890$0
Local Libraries 4$9,908$29,7242$2,303
Police - Other 2$6,023$36,1380$0
Other Government Administration 2$12,649$75,8940$0
Airports 1$2,914$34,9681$624
Totals for Government 208$698,932$40,32314$15,320

Dayton government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $12,415,000 ($1688.20)
    Electric Utilities: $2,525,000 ($343.35)
    General - Other: $244,000 ($33.18)
    Sewerage: $115,000 ($15.64)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $22,000 ($2.99)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $52,137,000 ($7089.61)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,236,000 ($847.97)
    Water Utilities: $3,271,000 ($444.79)
    General - Other: $2,439,000 ($331.66)
    Sewerage: $1,633,000 ($222.06)
    Police Protection: $1,500,000 ($203.97)
    Central Staff Services: $1,005,000 ($136.66)
    Regular Highways: $896,000 ($121.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $821,000 ($111.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $432,000 ($58.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $401,000 ($54.53)
    General Public Buildings: $391,000 ($53.17)
    Libraries: $366,000 ($49.77)
    Air Transportation: $256,000 ($34.81)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $201,000 ($27.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Electric Utilities: $662,000 ($90.02)
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $542,000 ($73.70)
    Other - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($4.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $392,000 ($53.30)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $217,000 ($29.51)
    General - Other: $149,000 ($20.26)
    Water Utilities: $93,000 ($12.65)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($7.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,904,000 ($1210.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,016,000 ($138.16)

Dayton government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,147,000 ($291.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $455,000 ($61.87)
    Air Transportation: $149,000 ($20.26)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $139,000 ($18.90)
    Other: $88,000 ($11.97)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $88,000 ($11.97)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $44,000 ($5.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $29,000 ($3.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,324,000 ($180.04)
    Highways: $15,000 ($2.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $141,000 ($19.17)
    General Revenue - Other: $102,000 ($13.87)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($3.67)
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000 ($1.09)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.54)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.41)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $29,283,000 ($3981.91)
    Water Utilities: $11,027,000 ($1499.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $5,284,000 ($718.52)
    Other: $311,000 ($42.29)
    Highways: $203,000 ($27.60)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,547,000 ($482.32)
    Property: $1,516,000 ($206.15)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $441,000 ($59.97)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $245,000 ($33.32)
    Other License: $17,000 ($2.31)

Dayton government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,949,000 ($2712.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,841,000 ($2697.99)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $808,000 ($109.87)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000 ($95.19)

Dayton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,650,000 ($2400.05)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,000 ($13.87)

6.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

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 Hamilton County, TN  1.56% ($42,146 average AGI)
from Bledsoe County, TN  0.42% ($26,043)
from Bradley County, TN  0.29% ($38,219)


6.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,905 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

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 Hamilton County, TN  1.40% ($32,248 average AGI)
to Bledsoe County, TN  0.43% ($22,340)
to Roane County, TN  0.26% ($45,414)
Businesses in Dayton, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
Best Western1RadioShack1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
GameStop1Sears1
Goodwill2Subway2
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets2YMCA1

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.)
Dayton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Dayton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 39Number of bridges
  • 285ft / 87.3mTotal length
  • $4,855,000Total costs
  • 274,710Total average daily traffic
  • 26,906Total average daily truck traffic
  • 422,752Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dayton, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 122000-2009
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: 75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Dayton, TN)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (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: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dayton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Dayton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 59. The highest number of reported fires - 152 took place in 2016, and the least - 4 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Dayton, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (49.4%), and Outside Fires (32.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dayton, TN
    • 49549.4%Structure Fires
    • 32532.4%Outside Fires
    • 16416.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 181.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dayton, TN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dayton, Tennessee:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 2650 Rhea County Hwy, Dayton, Tennessee 37321 , Phone: (423) 570-0080, Fax: (423) 570-0801
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 7875 Rhea Country Hwy, Dayton, Tennessee 37321 , Phone: (423) 775-9190, Fax: (423) 775-9190
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 4450 Rhea County Hwy, Dayton, Tennessee 37321 , Phone: (423) 693-0963, Fax: (423) 693-0964
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dayton, Tennessee
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dayton, TN
  • 60.7%Utility gas
  • 39.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dayton, TN
  • 61.3%Electricity
  • 35.1%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Dayton compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Dayton on our top lists:

  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
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