Dayton, VA Population

Population: 1,344. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,345 (+0.1% change)
Males: 666 (49.6%), Females: 678 (50.4%)

Rockingham County

Zip code: 22821

Median resident age: 37.2 years
Median household income: $35,958
Median house value: $120,600

Races in Dayton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.5%)
  • Hispanic (6.6%)
  • Other race (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Black (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (30.1%), English (11.5%), United States (10.9%), Irish (7.4%), Russian (5.2%), Dutch (3.6%).

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 0.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Dayton

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dayton town

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 57.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

12.5% Foreign born (4.5% Latin America, 4.4% Europe, 3.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +430 (+47.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Dayton:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dayton:

  • SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL (about 13 miles; STAUNTON/WAYNESBORO/HARRIS, VA; Abbreviation: SHD)
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE-ALBEMARLE (about 40 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: CHO)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 78 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dayton:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dayton:

  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 14,447)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 39 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,602)
  • PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,012)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)
  • LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; MIDDLETOWN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; WINCHESTER, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,030)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
Private high school in Dayton:

  • HICKORY HOLLOW CHRISTIAN SCHOO (Students: 52; Location: P.O. BOX 451; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dayton:

  • WILBUR S. PENCE MIDDLE (Students: 809; Location: 375 BOWMAN ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • OTTOBINE ELEM. (Students: 201; Location: 8646 WAGGYS CREEK RD; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Dayton:

  • RIVERSIDE SCHOOL (Students: 76; Location: RT 2 BOX 60 A; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • EDGEWOOD (Students: 56; Location: PO BOX 533; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • OAK LANE (Students: 52; Location: PO BOX 533; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW (Students: 37; Location: PO BOX 533; Grades: 1 – 8)