Dayton, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 1,606 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +19.5%
 
Males: 780  (48.6%)
Females: 826  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

37.3 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 22821.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,499 (it was $35,958 in 2000)
Dayton:

$52,499
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,272 (it was $17,600 in 2000)

Dayton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $258,220 (it was $120,200 in 2000)
Dayton:

$258,220
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $248,438; detached houses: $268,401; townhouses or other attached units: $200,616; in 2-unit structures: $269,146; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,996; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,473; mobile homes: $62,857

Median gross rent in 2017: $678.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dayton: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.4%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Dayton, VA (2010)
    • 1,36389.1%White alone
    • 1389.0%Hispanic
    • 110.7%Black alone
    • 100.7%Two or more races
    • 80.5%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Dayton, Virginia as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dayton is 236 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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(73.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(74.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(73.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(146.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(126.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(185.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(222.7)
1
(73.9)
3
(221.6)
1
(73.2)
2
(129.2)
1
(64.4)
3
(192.6)
3
(190.4)
1
(63.0)
2
(125.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(733.1)
8
(589.1)
12
(890.9)
9
(664.7)
18
(1,329)
4
(292.8)
8
(516.8)
7
(451.0)
9
(577.7)
11
(698.0)
13
(819.2)
11
(688.4)
3
(185.1)
6
(371.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(219.9)
1
(73.6)
2
(148.5)
1
(73.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(73.2)
1
(64.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)105.644.2122.537.768.752.034.922.636.641.262.441.37.452.0

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City-data.com crime index in Dayton, VA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: German (17.9%), American (17.2%), English (6.7%), Irish (5.9%), European (2.4%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1879

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 0.81 square miles.

Population density: 1,980 people per square mile   (low).

Dayton, Virginia map

253 residents are foreign born (10.0% Latin America, 2.9% Asia, 2.4% Europe).

This town:

15.1%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,272 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,450 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (71.2 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (109.6 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (230.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bridgewater, VA (1.6 miles ),
Harrisonburg, VA (2.0 miles ),
Mount Crawford, VA (2.0 miles ),
Massanetta Springs, VA (2.4 miles ),
Weyers Cave, VA (3.0 miles ),
Massanutten, VA (3.3 miles ),
Mount Sidney, VA (3.3 miles ),
Grottoes, VA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 38.42 N, Longitude: 78.94 W

Area code: 540

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

Dayton satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Virginia:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +430 (+47.0%).
Most common industries in Dayton, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (14.2%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (12.3%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.8%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (16.3%)
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Dayton, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Food processing workers (3.9%)

Average climate in Dayton, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Dayton, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 45.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.16. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.16
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.303. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.303
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Dayton-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.8 miles away from the Dayton town center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 tornado 30.7 miles away from the town center killed 11 people and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dayton-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 226.2 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) earthquake occurred 271.9 miles away from Dayton center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 249.8 miles away from Dayton center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 203.9 miles away from Dayton center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rockingham County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dayton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dayton:

  • RMH HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • AVANTE AT HARRISONBURG (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • LIBERTY HOUSE NURS HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • FIRST CHOICE HOME SERVICES INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • ROCKINGHAM MEM HOSPITAL HOSPIC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • CAMELOT HALL NRS HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)
  • HARRISONBURG HLTH AND REHAB CNTR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HARRISONBURG, VA)

Amtrak station near Dayton:

  • 20 miles: STAUNTON (1 MIDDLEBROOK AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dayton:

  • James Madison University (about 4 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,727)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 10 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 36 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 22,274)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 38 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 57 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)
  • Germanna Community College (about 63 miles; Locust Grove, VA; FT enrollment: 4,455)
  • Shenandoah University (about 67 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)

Private high school in Dayton:

  • HICKORY HOLLOW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 99, Location: 2926 OTTOBINE RD, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dayton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Dayton:

  • RIVERSIDE SCHOOL (Students: 53, Location: 2168 HINTON RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • EDGEWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 34, Location: 5731 CRYSTAL RIDGE RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • OAK LANE SCHOOL (Students: 33, Location: 972 OAK GROVE LN, Grades: 1-8)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 32, Location: 2737 HARNESS SHOP RD, Grades: 1-8)
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Points of interest:

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

Park in Dayton: Dayton Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Valley Water Gardens (Aquariums; 9060 Union Springs Rd).

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

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

DAYTON, TOWN OF (Population served: 1,700, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2011)
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.1%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.2%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Dayton (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Dayton Branch at 230 Main Street, branch established on 1957/08/28. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Dayton:

Marital status in Dayton, VA
  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Dayton:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dayton
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Religion statistics for Dayton, VA (based on Rockingham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,35795
Mainline Protestant12,61462
Catholic1711
Other1192
None45,053-
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: 15
Rockingham County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Rockingham County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Rockingham County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Rockingham County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Rockingham County:

9.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Rockingham County:

26.7%
Virginia:

26.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.7%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.1%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Dayton:

29.2
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dayton:

21.7%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.8%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dayton:

6.8
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dayton:

34.5%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

54.3%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.3%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dayton, VA 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
Police Protection - Officers 7$27,696$47,4790$0
Financial Administration 4$14,933$44,7990$0
Streets and Highways 3$10,963$43,8520$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,096$49,1520$0
Water Supply 1$4,566$54,7920$0
Police - Other 1$2,706$32,4720$0
Other Government Administration 1$7,496$89,95216$2,017
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 18$72,456$48,30416$2,017

Dayton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $326,000 ($202.99)
    Parking Facilities: $185,000 ($115.19)
    Regular Highways: $60,000 ($37.36)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($5.60)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,017,000 ($633.25)
    Water Utilities: $1,008,000 ($627.65)
    Police Protection: $722,000 ($449.56)
    Central Staff Services: $526,000 ($327.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $496,000 ($308.84)
    Regular Highways: $495,000 ($308.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $213,000 ($132.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $48,000 ($29.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($13.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $316,000 ($196.76)
    Water Utilities: $218,000 ($135.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $113,000 ($70.36)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($34.87)
    Police Protection: $32,000 ($19.93)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($15.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,103,000 ($686.80)

Dayton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,164,000 ($1347.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $135,000 ($84.06)
    Other: $60,000 ($37.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($22.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $77,000 ($47.95)
    Fines and Forfeits: $56,000 ($34.87)
    General Revenue - Other: $52,000 ($32.38)
    Sale of Property: $23,000 ($14.32)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,400,000 ($871.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $58,000 ($36.11)
    Highways: $43,000 ($26.77)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($23.66)
  • Tax - Property: $141,000 ($87.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $141,000 ($87.80)
    Other Selective Sales: $90,000 ($56.04)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $57,000 ($35.49)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $51,000 ($31.76)
    Other: $8,000 ($4.98)

Dayton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $494,000 ($307.60)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $278,000 ($173.10)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $250,000 ($155.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,000 ($21.17)

Dayton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,818,000 ($1754.67)

6.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,853 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Virginia average:

9.50%

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 Harrisonburg city, VA  2.16% ($46,124 average AGI)
from Augusta County, VA  0.60% ($43,535)
from Shenandoah County, VA  0.33% ($34,731)


5.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Virginia average:

9.76%

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 Harrisonburg city, VA  1.62% ($35,100 average AGI)
to Augusta County, VA  0.67% ($38,636)
to Shenandoah County, VA  0.32% ($39,910)

Businesses in Dayton, VA

  • Curves: 1
  • La-Z-Boy: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Dayton:

  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WHBG (1360 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKCY (1300 AM; 5 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBTX (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROADWAY-TIMBERVILLE, VA; Owner: MASSANUTTEN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKTR (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; EARLYSVILLE, VA; Owner: WKTR, INC.)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKDW (900 AM; 3 kW; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNLR (1150 AM; 3 kW; CHURCHVILLE, VA; Owner: NEW LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WINA (1070 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dayton:

  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WJDV (105.1 FM; BRIDGEWATER, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRA (90.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WBHB-FM (96.1 FM; BROADWAY, VA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEMC (91.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKCY-FM (104.3 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTK (103.3 FM; NEW MARKET, VA; Owner: MASSANUTTEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WPVA (90.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WXJM (88.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WBOP (106.3 FM; CHURCHVILLE, VA; Owner: SHENANDOAH VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WWWV (97.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: EURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUMX (107.5 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: AIR VIRGINIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dayton:

  • WAZM-CA (Channel 25; STAUNTON-WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: RUARCH ASSOCIATES LLC)
  • WHSV-TV (Channel 3; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W45AW (Channel 45; FULKS RUN, VA; Owner: SHENANDOAH VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV CORP.)
  • W18AA (Channel 18; SOUTHERN ROCKINGHAM, VA; Owner: COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM, VIRGINIA)
  • WAZC-LP (Channel 16; LURAY, VA; Owner: RUARCH ASSOCIATES LLC)
  • W28BF (Channel 28; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W46AE (Channel 46; SOUTHERN ROCKINGHAM, VA; Owner: COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM, VIRGINIA)

Dayton fatal accident list:

Feb 18, 2008 03:40 PM, Sr-42, Rt-732, Lat: 38.413531, Lon: -78.938575, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 6, 1991 04:15 PM, Rt42bypass, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 75ft / 22.7mTotal length
  • $3,900,000Total costs
  • 67,371Total average daily traffic
  • 440Total average daily truck traffic
  • 112,236Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Lisa M Minney, Rt. 3 Box 100 (Lat: 38.455833 Lon: -78.955278), Type: 59.4, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Crown Communication Inc., Monica.Gambino@crowncastle.Com, , Canon-sburg, Phone: (724) 416-2000
  • CHRISTINE A VERRE, Rt. 3 Box 100 (Lat: 38.455833 Lon: -78.955278), Type: 59.4, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Crown Communication Inc., Monica.Gambino@crowncastle.Com, , Canon-sburg, Phone: (724) 416-2516
  • CHRISTINE A VERRE, Rt. 3 Box 100 (Lat: 38.455833 Lon: -78.955278), Type: 59.4, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Crown Castle Usa Inc., Monica.Gambino@crowncastle.Com, , Canon-sburg, Phone: (724) 416-2516
  • CHRISTINE A VERRE, Rt. 3 Box 100 (Lat: 38.455833 Lon: -78.955278), Type: 59.4, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Crown Castle Usa Inc., Monica.Gambino@crowncastle.Com, , Canon-sburg, Phone: (724) 416-2516
  • Rt. 3, Box 100 (Lat: 38.455833 Lon: -78.955278), Type: 59.4, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Cfw Wireless, Inc. Dba , Sgarber@cfw.Com, , Wayne-sboro, Phone: (540) 946-3516
  • Rt. 3 Box 100 (Lat: 38.455833 Lon: -78.955278), Type: 59.4, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Cfw Wireless, Inc. Dba , Sgarber@cfw.Com, , Wayne-sboro, Phone: (540) 946-3516

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 125 A Eastview St. (Lat: 38.414111 Lon: -78.941944), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WXY419, Licensee ID: L00737096,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5400 MHz, 39.9600 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2003, Expiration Date: 10/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2013, Registrant: Dayton, Town Of, 125 A. Eastview St., Dayton, VA 22821, Phone: (540) 879-2161, Fax: (540) 879-2824, Email:
  • Lat: 38.440278 Lon: -79.125000, Call Sign: WPSE308,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHz, Grant Date: 03/26/2001, Expiration Date: 03/26/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2011, Certifier: Jeffrey J Riddleberger, Registrant: Licensing Assistance Office, 6508 Everett Street, Boise, ID 83704, Phone: (208) 323-0461, Fax: (208) 327-0811
  • Lat: 38.465472 Lon: -79.013361, Call Sign: WPSY342,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.125 MHz, Grant Date: 08/07/2001, Expiration Date: 08/07/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2011, Certifier: William K Gangwer Sr, Registrant: Lao 20110611, 102 East Middle St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • Lat: 38.476028 Lon: -79.040278, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPWE833,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.765 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/2012, Expiration Date: 10/31/2022, Certifier: Darrell W Dahmer, Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008-2358, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 206-3097, Email:
  • Lat: 38.426000 Lon: -79.046500, Call Sign: WQDK542,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.730 MHz, Grant Date: 07/07/2015, Expiration Date: 09/19/2025, Certifier: Doug D Martin, Registrant: 8348 Dreaming Tree Lane, Dayton, VA 22821, Phone: (540) 810-5297, Email:
  • Lat: 38.415417 Lon: -78.997333, Call Sign: WQZX684,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.922 MHz, 152.930 MHz, 152.960 MHz, 152.990 MHz, 152.997 MHz, Grant Date: 08/30/2017, Expiration Date: 08/30/2027, Certifier: Chad M Beery, Registrant: Chad Beery, 5485 Ottobine Road, Dayton, VA 22821, Phone: (540) 820-3748, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • STATION, 0.2 Mi E Of Va Hwy 42 On Va Hwy 701 (Lat: 38.412333 Lon: -78.935306), Overall height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: WNEY867,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2134.80 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/1999, Expiration Date: 08/11/2009, Cancellation Date: 07/03/2007, Phone: (703) 434-2200
  • STATION, 1/2 Mi N Of Va Rte 701 Kaylor Hill 1 Mi E Of (Lat: 38.410667 Lon: -78.916694), Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WNEY870,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2184.80 MHz, 2181.60 MHz, 2192.80 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/1999, Expiration Date: 08/11/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/07/2007, Phone: (703) 434-2200
  • STATION, Atop Kaylor Hill 1.5 Mi Ese On Hwy 701 (Lat: 38.410667 Lon: -78.916694), Overall height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WNEZ318,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.206 MHz, 928.206 MHz, Grant Date: 04/20/1999, Expiration Date: 06/23/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2009, Registrant: Shenandoah Valley Electirc Cooperative, 147 Dinkel Ave, Mt Crawford, VA 22841, Phone: (540) 434-2200, Email:
  • COOPERS MTN, 9901 Hwy 33 (Lat: 38.490917 Lon: -79.022750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQHA306,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6828.75 MHz, Grant Date: 03/23/2017, Expiration Date: 06/08/2027, Certifier: Jim Junkins, Registrant: Hrecc (Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center), 101 North Main St, 5th Floor, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, Phone: (540) 434-4436, Fax: (540) 434-2512, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dayton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Dayton)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$159,3908$186,959
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$184,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$327,390
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0114.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$196,190
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0114.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Dayton, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Dayton, VA - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 26. The highest number of fire incidents - 42 took place in 2013, and the least - 2 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Dayton, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (61.3%), and Outside Fires (22.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dayton, VA
    • 26961.3%Structure Fires
    • 9722.1%Outside Fires
    • 429.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 317.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dayton, VA
Most common first names in Dayton, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2982.6 years
William2673.0 years
John2480.2 years
Robert1970.0 years
Paul1672.6 years
James1576.5 years
Charles1575.7 years
Ruth1381.0 years
Roy1374.0 years
Frank1276.9 years
Most common last names in Dayton, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller3976.3 years
Heatwole2479.7 years
Glick1682.8 years
Smith1681.4 years
Rhodes1584.9 years
Howdyshell1277.2 years
Cupp1180.1 years
Propst1178.6 years
Bowman1080.6 years
Simmons1071.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dayton, VA
  • 50.3%Electricity
  • 23.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.6%Wood
  • 3.2%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dayton, VA
  • 82.3%Electricity
  • 14.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Dayton compared to Virginia state average:

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

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