Living in Dayton, OH

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Dayton SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8.5

Dayton, OH Crime Report

7,614
Total Crimes
5,434.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
111.61%
Above National Average

Dayton, OH Cost Of Living

83
Dayton's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Dayton, Ohio Info Snack

Dayton (/detn/) is the sixth-largest city in the state of Ohio and is the county seat of Montgomery County. A small portion of the city extends into Greene County. In the 2010 census, the population was 141,527, and the Dayton metropolitan area had 799,232 residents, making it Ohio's fourth-largest metropolitan area, after Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus and the 63rd-largest in the United States. The Dayton-Springfield-Greenville Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,080,044 in 2010, making it the 43rd-largest in the United States. Dayton is within Ohio's Miami Valley region, just north of the Cincinnati┬ľNorthern Kentucky metropolitan area.
Population
140,782
Unemployment
11.9%
Poverty
32.1%
Median Home
$66,500
Median Income
$31,395
Median Rent
$681

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Map Of Dayton, OH

Population over time in Dayton

Year Population % Change
2017 140,782 -0.1%
2016 140,939 -0.1%
2015 141,143 -0.2%
2014 141,368 -0.3%
2013 141,776 -1.2%
2012 143,446 0.5%
2011 142,670 -1.0%
2010 144,044 -1.1%
2009 145,609 -
Crime/100k Dayton OH USA
Violent Crime 921.5 279.9 368.9
Murder 26.4 4.8 5.0
Robbery 287.7 78.6 86.2
Aggravated Assault 488.2 151.2 246.8
Property Crime 4513.4 2177.1 2199.5
Burglary 1211.3 412.2 376.0
Larceny 2734.6 1594.6 1594.6
Car Theft 567.5 170.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Dayton

White
52.7% (74,159)
African American
38.6% (54,360)
American Indian
0.3% (475)
Asian
0.9% (1,309)
Hawaiian
0.0% (32)
Other
0.1% (204)
Two Or More
3.3% (4,684)
Hispanic
3.9% (5,559)
Race Dayton OH USA
White 52.7% 79.2% 61.1%
African American 38.6% 12.2% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 2.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.3% 2.4% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.9% 3.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Dayton, Ohio

Less than $10,000
16.9% (2,383,613)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.3% (1,315,500)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.8% (2,226,006)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.8% (1,658,526)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.5% (2,043,759)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.4% (2,170,868)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.8% (1,102,756)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.7% (807,549)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.8% (254,463)
$200,000 or more
0.8% (115,155)
Income Dayton OH USA
Less than $10,000 16.9% 7.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.3% 4.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.8% 10.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.8% 10.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.5% 13.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.4% 18.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.8% 12.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.7% 13.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.8% 4.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.8% 4.5% 7.0%

Gender in Dayton

Female
51.2% (72,042)
Male
48.8% (68,740)
Gender Dayton OH USA
Female 51.2% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 48.8% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Dayton for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (5,631)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (16,893)
High School / GED
29.0% (40,826)
Some College
27.0% (38,011)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (12,670)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (15,486)
Master's Degree
6.0% (8,446)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,407)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,407)
Education Dayton OH USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 33.0% 27.0%
Some College 27.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

7 Reviews & Comments About Dayton

Overall User Rating
1.0999999999999996
/5

TickleBiscuit

Hey let me tell you...Dayton is a SHITHOLE.

What do you expect in the armpit of America-

All kidding aside,what killed Dayton was job loss. Back in the 40s & 50s, Dayton was a great place. Tons of jobs, good neighborhoods and great schools. You could come here and get a good job without a college degree. GM, Panasonic, Standard Register, NCR, Delphi Chassis, GE...the list goes on. As time went on, these companies moved to areas with cheaper overhead...I.e. out of state or country. All of those places I listed are gone. Closed.

No decent jobs are left here, unless you work at the air force base or one of our many hospitals. The hospitals stay busy with all the shootings, stabbings and h****n ODs.

Dayton is a bygone town from a bygone era and it gets worse every day. I was born and raised here, but I would leave tomorrow if I didn't have family to take care of. The powers that be here are not interested in revitalizing the city. There is so much abandoned property here that the city could offer potential interests a good land deal or tax breaks, but seem to be too greedy to let that happen.

Nothing here will change until something different is done.


Emiwuffie

Dayton is horrible. I live in a suburb of it and am from a another suburb it. My ex from when I was in high school, lived in Dayton I stay the night with him and his sister one night. The lived on a small dead end Street. We were eating pizza. When we heard a loud clash/yelling from outside. He look out the peep hole there were over 30 teenagers in mob yelling at us to come out. His sister was pregnant at the time. Him and her boyfriend went outside and she called the cops. Once they were out side they were getting jumped by all of those people. Two of the young female from that mob of people started yelling at her and I. All we could do is watch in horror. Oh they also broke the back window on their roommates Ford Fiesta with a brick. When the teenagers heard sirens they all scattered. And my ex and his sister's boyfriend were b****y and bruised.

I remember my ex saying they were saying that we jumped one of their friends, but we'd been together all day long so there was no way.


The real Doge

I live in Dayton Ohio the area that I live is pretty tuff but my area is getting pretty bad so I always lock my doors so no one robs my house


Chris Grove

I'm from ohio and Dayton is actually s**t... no offense Dayton peeps


HomeSnacks User

Dayton was listed as the 3rd worst city in the country.... I can't believe there are 2 cities worse than mine

Junkies, junkies everywhere


HomeSnacks User

All of Dayton bad the Westside being the worst there ar junkies every where alot of fentanyl h****n junkies and m**h junkies if you want good dope come to Dayton Ohio drive James H Macgee or Gettysburg ave you can find dope on the east end and Northside to I'm born and raised here if you want to live in a grimy a*s drug fueled crime ridden city but don't want to lived in a over populated place like Cleveland Cincinnati or Columbus come to Dayton will meet all your f****d up dreams we were the overdose capital of the country for few years we have big city crime without big city traffic where nightmares came to die Dayton Ohio oh yeah home of the Wright Brothers Ohio Players And Roger Troutman same place Roger Troutman was murdered and China Arnold stuck her baby in the microwave wave and killed it

The Dope and Dope fiends everyone grimy


HomeSnacks User

I'm from Cincinnati and driving through Dayton is like going thru a small ghost town/war zone. I have family there and they even say it's depressing. Sad part is most people from Dayton go to Columbus, Middletown, Cincinnati or elsewhere to have fun. Funny thing is Rooster's is like a club for local folks, yea I said Rooster's Restaurant.

The terrible a** roads and a lot of empty houses

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