Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
|• Type||Incorporated town|
|• Total||1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)|
|• Land||1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||676 ft (206 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,488|
|• Density||1,339.6/sq mi (517.2/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0433370|
|Website||Official website of the Town of Dayton|
According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 1.06 square miles (2.7 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,420 people, 536 households, and 398 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,339.6 inhabitants per square mile (517.2/km2). There were 565 housing units at an average density of 533.0 per square mile (205.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.4% White, 0.9% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.
There were 536 households of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.7% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.03.
The median age in the town was 32 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,120 people, 401 households, and 313 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,079.2 people per square mile (415.8/km²). There were 430 housing units at an average density of 414.4 per square mile (159.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.23% White, 18.18% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.98% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.05% of the population.
There were 401 households out of which 49.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the town the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $44,792, and the median income for a family was $48,021. Males had a median income of $42,813 versus $25,950 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,401. About 10.0% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.
- Shannon Hoon of the band Blind Melon was born and raised in the area around Dayton and is buried in Dayton Cemetery on the east edge of town.
- Dayton is the subject of a Lefty Hazmat song of the same name.
- In the late 1970s, Dayton used to have speed limit signs of 22 mph (35 km/h), a production flaw that allowed the signs to be bought at a discount. The speed limit was rigidly enforced by Town Marshals.
- "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
- "USGS detail on Dayton". Retrieved 2007-10-03.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Drinkut, Brent (August 2, 2010). "Dayton: 'A nice, small community'". Journal & Courier (Lafayette, Indiana: Gannett). section A, p. 6. Retrieved August 10, 2010.
Not only is Blind Melon frontman Richard Shannon Hoon buried in Dayton Cemetery, but Dayton is featured in a song by local band Lefty HAZMAT.[dead link]