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Dayton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Dayton had a population of 5,127 as of July 1, 2016. Dayton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dayton is located at latitude 45.1891 and longitude -93.4716 in Hennepin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.25 sq. miles and a water area of 1.89 sq. miles. Hennepin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 879 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Dayton are located in Hennepin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Wright County.

The City of Dayton (GNIS ID: 2394471) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dayton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dayton: City of Dayton.

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Dayton, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,127
Population in Households 5,127
Population in Familes 4,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 221
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 1,789
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 1,438
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,856 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,671 (90.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 ( 6.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $273,392
Average Home Value $316,781


Median Household Income $76,559
Average Household Income $101,761
Per Capita Income $35,481
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.5% 1.45%
Households 1.42% 1.37%
Families 1.39% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dayton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dayton to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 144 84th
Population Density1 # 686 24th
Diversity Index2 # 162 82nd
Median Household Income # 98 89th
Per Capita Income # 114 88th

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