Dayton, TN Population

Population: 6,180. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,443 (+4.3% change)
Males: 2,871 (46.5%), Females: 3,309 (53.5%)

Rhea County

Zip code: 37321

Median resident age: 33.6 years
Median household income: $26,542
Median house value: $72,500

Races in Dayton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.4%)
  • Black (5.3%)
  • Hispanic (3.1%)
  • Other race (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (18.7%), German (10.5%), Irish (9.2%), English (5.2%), Scottish (2.4%), Dutch (1.7%).

Elevation: 694 feet

Land area: 6.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Dayton

  • High school or higher: 62.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 14.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dayton city

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

2.1% Foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.3% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +387 (+6.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Dayton:

  • RHEA MEDICAL CENTER (7900 RHEA COUNTY HWY BOX 609)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Dayton:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dayton:

  • LOVELL FIELD (about 35 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 75 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 80 miles; ROME, GA; Abbreviation: RMG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dayton:

  • MARK ANTON (about 7 miles; DAYTON, TN; Abbreviation: 2A0)
  • HARDWICK FIELD (about 24 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Abbreviation: HDI)
  • DALLAS BAY SKY PARK (about 24 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: 1A0)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Dayton:

  • BRYAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 603; Location: 130 Mercer Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bryan.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dayton:

  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 37 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,914)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,204)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 81 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
Private high school in Dayton:

  • LAURELBROOK SCHOOL (Students: 64; Location: 114 CAMPUS DR; Grades: 1 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dayton:

  • RHEA CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,121; Location: 1005 DELAWARE AV; Grades: KG – 08)
  • DAYTON CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 708; Location: 520 CHERRY ST; Grades: KG – 08)
  • FRAZIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 264; Location: 3900 DOUBLE S RD; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Dayton:

  • CLYDE W. RODDY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $279,359; Location: 371 FIRST AVENUE; 29,581 books; 626 audio materials; 1,267 video materials; 52 serial subscriptions)

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