Dayton, Tennessee

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Population in 2014: 7,395 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.7%
 
Males: 3,524  (47.7%)
Females: 3,871  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  35.4 years
Tennessee median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 37321.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,692 (it was $26,542 in 2000)
Dayton:

$30,692
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,755 (it was $15,946 in 2000)

Dayton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $124,778 (it was $71,500 in 2000)
Dayton:

$124,778
TN:

$140,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $543.

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  • Races in Dayton, TN (2013)

    Dayton races chart
    • 6,52188.3%White alone
    • 4375.9%Black alone
    • 2283.1%Hispanic
    • 1431.9%Two or more races
    • 270.4%American Indian alone
    • 120.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dayton: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (16.8%), English (11.6%), German (11.2%), United States (9.7%), Scottish (5.5%), French (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 694 feet

Land area: 6.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,206 people per square mile   (low).

Dayton,TN real estate house value index trend

Dayton, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Dayton:

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 14.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dayton city:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

79 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Tennessee:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $709 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $699 (0.5%)

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
  • 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

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: +4,717 (+63.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,657 (64.5%)

Area code: 423

Dayton household income distribution Dayton home values distribution

Crime rates in Dayton by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000101100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.015.30.015.014.70.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1002211050210
per 100,000 15.90.00.030.730.715.015.00.072.00.027.413.60.0
Robberies 6325073364433
per 100,000 95.347.131.176.80.0104.744.944.186.455.154.740.840.3
Assaults 131028211824171879201218
per 100,000 206.4156.9435.1322.7275.9359.0254.6264.7100.8124.0273.7163.2241.7
Burglaries 40584739445078543332695177
per 100,000 635.2910.2730.3599.4674.3747.81,168.4794.2475.2441.0944.2693.81,034.1
Thefts 195263361345229265259232215178217207279
per 100,000 3,096.74,127.45,609.15,302.03,509.63,963.53,879.63,412.33,095.82,453.12,969.32,815.93,747.0
Auto thefts 10126101010131210626139
per 100,000 158.8188.393.2153.7153.3149.6194.7176.5144.082.7355.8176.8120.9
Arson 0100012010001
per 100,000 0.015.70.00.00.015.030.00.014.40.00.00.013.4
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 243.4267.2350.1349.4286.4312.1331.3278.6251.4163.4282.8213.4269.9

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City-data.com crime index 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 2014, including police officers: 19 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
Tennessee average:

2.56

Dayton tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.5%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +387 (+6.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Dayton, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 7/27/1980 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 (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dayton topographic map

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 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 (FT 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:

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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 59.1. This is better than average.

City:

59.1
U.S.:

74.7

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.:

0.29

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.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.65
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.87
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.3%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.5% for Black residents, 53.5% for Hispanic or Latino 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

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, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Tennessee average:

12.1

Dayton travel time to work - commute Dayton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

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
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%

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

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

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $975,000 ($131.85)
    Water Utilities: $158,000 ($21.37)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $97,000 ($13.12)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($4.73)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,245,000 ($1791.08)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $3,222,000 ($435.70)
    Water Utilities: $1,465,000 ($198.11)
    Sewerage: $950,000 ($128.47)
    Police Protection: $745,000 ($100.74)
    Regular Highways: $636,000 ($86.00)
    General Public Buildings: $386,000 ($52.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $341,000 ($46.11)
    Financial Administration: $339,000 ($45.84)
    Libraries: $303,000 ($40.97)
    Fire Protection: $290,000 ($39.22)
    General - Other: $235,000 ($31.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $189,000 ($25.56)
    Air Transportation: $178,000 ($24.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($1.08)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($1.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($4.06)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $143,000 ($19.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000 ($13.12)
    Police Protection: $52,000 ($7.03)
    Electric Utilities: $34,000 ($4.60)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($3.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($3.25)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($3.11)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($2.84)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($0.54)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.14)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.14)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,459,000 ($467.75)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $178,000 ($24.07)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $118,000 ($15.96)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,029,000 ($139.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $350,000 ($47.33)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $63,000 ($8.52)
    All Other: $37,000 ($5.00)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $25,000 ($3.38)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,514,000 ($204.73)
    Education: $266,000 ($35.97)
    All Other: $8,000 ($1.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $279,000 ($37.73)
    Interest Earnings: $160,000 ($21.64)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.41)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,447,000 ($1953.62)
    Water Utilities: $2,493,000 ($337.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $2,823,000 ($381.74)
    General Support: $473,000 ($63.96)
    Highways: $198,000 ($26.77)
    Water Utilities: $178,000 ($24.07)
  • Tax - Property: $1,012,000 ($136.85)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $207,000 ($27.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $115,000 ($15.55)
    NEC: $3,000 ($0.41)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $4,507,000 ($609.47)
    Industrial Revenue: $630,000 ($85.19)
    Electric Utilities: $215,000 ($29.07)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,010,000 ($542.26)
    Electric Utilities: $128,000 ($17.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $4,977,000 ($673.02)
    Full Faith & Credit - Electric Utilities: $256,000 ($34.62)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $533,000 ($72.08)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $97,000 ($13.12)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,540,000 ($478.70)
    Electric Utilities: $87,000 ($11.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,012,000 ($272.08)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $533,000 ($72.08)

6.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hamilton County, TN  1.45% ($33,549 average AGI)
from Bledsoe County, TN  0.34% ($37,083)
from Bradley County, TN  0.22% ($29,087)


5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,611 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hamilton County, TN  1.28% ($29,888 average AGI)
to Bradley County, TN  0.28% ($27,552)
to Bledsoe County, TN  0.26% ($35,000)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Dayton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 78m256ftTotal length
  • $4,006,000Total costs
  • 185,200Total average daily traffic
  • 15,256Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
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: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Dayton, TN)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (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: 88 (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: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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)

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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
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

Dayton compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Black race population percentage 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.

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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