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Dayton, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Dayton had a population of 2,489 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Dayton is located at latitude 46.317 and longitude -117.9768 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,660 feet.

The City of Dayton (GNIS ID: 2410301) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Dayton is located within Dayton Division of Columbia County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dayton: Touchet.

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Dayton, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,489
Population in Households 2,439
Population in Familes 1,920
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 1,745
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $47,667
Average Household Income $64,732
Per Capita Income $28,428


Total Housing Units 1,200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 739 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 324 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $165,173
Average Home Value $180,717


Total Households 1,063
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 666
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.18% -0.27%
Households -0.21% -0.3%
Families -0.07% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

Dayton, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dayton to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 283 55th
Population Density # 173 73rd
Diversity Index # 332 47th
Median Household Income # 474 25th
Per Capita Income # 355 44th

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