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Dayton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Dayton had a population of 5,440 as of July 1, 2017. Dayton ranks in 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dayton: City of Dayton.

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Dayton, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,440
Daytime Population: Workers 1,432
Daytime Population: Residents 2,295
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,727
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 5,440
Population in Familes 4,785
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 234
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $76,829
Average Household Income $102,386
Per Capita Income $35,563


Total Housing Units 1,942 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,762 (90.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 ( 6.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $275,990
Average Home Value $311,619


Total Households 1,891
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 1,521
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.12% 2.26%
Households 2.0% 2.19%
Families 1.98% 2.17%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 2017 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 # 139 85th
Population Density # 674 26th
Diversity Index # 166 82nd
Median Household Income # 106 88th
Per Capita Income # 139 85th

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