Dalton, Ohio

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Dalton, Ohio
Location of Dalton, Ohio
Location of Dalton, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°47′57″N 81°41′49″W / 40.79917°N 81.69694°W / 40.79917; -81.69694Coordinates: 40°47′57″N 81°41′49″W / 40.79917°N 81.69694°W / 40.79917; -81.69694
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wayne
 • Mayor Judith K. Cox
 • Total 1.51 sq mi (3.91 km2)
 • Land 1.51 sq mi (3.91 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,102 ft (336 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,830
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,833
 • Density 1,211.9/sq mi (467.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44618
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-19974[5]
GNIS feature ID 1064503[2]
Website http://www.daltonohio.org/

Dalton is a village in Wayne County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,830 at the 2010 census. Dalton is served by a branch of the Wayne County Public Library.


Dalton is located at 40°47′57″N 81°41′49″W / 40.79917°N 81.69694°W / 40.79917; -81.69694 (40.799295, -81.697030).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.51 square miles (3.91 km2), all of it land.[1]


As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $52,143, and the median income for a family was $60,053. Males had a median income of $44,477 versus $30,531 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,651. About 1.9% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,830 people, 734 households, and 490 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,211.9 inhabitants per square mile (467.9 /km2). There were 788 housing units at an average density of 521.9 per square mile (201.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 734 households of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.2% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 43.4 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.8% were from 45 to 64; and 19.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

Interesting facts[edit]

Locals in Dalton pronounce their town like "Dal'-ton" with the first syllable pronounced like the first syllable in "Dal-las", not "DOLL-ton". Locals are particular on how to pronounce the village's name.

Dalton was the site of the first commercial pottery in Ohio, the Houghton Pottery, established in 1841, and was operated by the Houghton family until it was sold in 1946. The business was converted to ceramics and still operates at this time producing kitchen and bathroom decorative fixtures.

Former World Welterweight Champion Joe "The Barbados Demon" Walcott is buried in Dalton Cemetery.

Famous residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ http://www.the-daily-record.com/news/article/5178788

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