Dayton, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio


City in the United States
State Ohio
Coordinates 39°46’N, 84°12’W
Surface 144.5 km²
– country 144.5 km²
(April 1, 2020)

According to itypejob, Dayton is a city in the US state of Ohio and has a population of 137,644 inhabitants. This makes it the 202nd city in the United States (2020). Its surface is 144.5 km², making it the 123rd city.


12 % of the population is older than 65 and 36.8% consists of one – person households. Unemployment is 6.5 % (census figures 2000).

About 1.6% of Dayton’s population is Hispanic and Latino, 43.1% of African origin and 0.6% of Asian origin.

The population decreased from 182,393 in 1990 to 166,179 in 2000 and to 137,644 in 2020.


In January the average temperature is -3.3 °C, in July it is 23.4 °C. Annual average rainfall is 930.7 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Aviation Museum

Near the site is the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Until 2004, the museum was known as United States Air Force Museum. The collection consists of more than 360 aircraft and missiles from the very beginning of aviation. In addition to aircraft that have actually been in production, it also has a collection of experimental aircraft and aircraft used by American presidents. It attracts more than 1 million visitors per year.


  • Dayton was the home of the Wright brothers.
  • In November 1995, negotiations took place at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that would later lead to the Dayton Treaty and end the Bosnian War.
  • Several indie musicians, including Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices) and twin sisters Kim and Kelley Deal (The Breeders, Pixies), were born in Dayton.

Partner cities

  • Augsburg (Germany)
  • Holon (Israel)
  • Monrovia (Liberia)
  • Oiso (Japan)
  • Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 5 miles of Dayton.


  • Drexel (8 km)
  • Fort McKinley (6 km)
  • Kettering (8 km)
  • Moraine (8 km)
  • Northridge (5km)
  • Oakwood (5 km)
  • Riverside (7 km)
  • Shiloh (6 km)

Famous Dayton residents


  • Orville Wright (1871-1948), aviation pioneer
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), author
  • Dorothy Gish (1898-1968), actress
  • Virginia d’Albert-Lake (1910?-1997), American member of the French Resistance
  • Booty Wood (1919-1987), jazz trombonist
  • Snooky Young (1919–2011), jazz musician and singer
  • Jonathan Winters (1925-2013), (voice) actor and comedian
  • Tom Aldredge (1928-2011), actor
  • Dorothy Stang (1931–2005), Roman Catholic nun and human rights fighter
  • Martin Sheen (1940), actor
  • Tommy James (1947), singer, musician and producer (Tommy James and the Shondells)
  • Thomas Francis Murphy (1953), actor
  • Edwin Moses (1955), hurdler and Olympic champion
  • Steve Gibson (1955), computer enthusiast, software engineer and security researcher
  • Ned Bellamy (1957), actor
  • Nancy Cartwright (1957) actress, comedian and voice actress
  • Robert Pollard (1957), musician (Guided by Voices) and collage artist
  • Allison Janney (1959), actress
  • Kim Deal (1961), musician
  • Kelley Deal (1961), musician
  • LaVonna Martin (1966), hurdler
  • Chad Lowe (1968), actor, film director and film producer
  • Vincent M. Ward (1971), actor
  • Sunny Doench (1972), actress and singer
  • Sherri Saum (1974), actress
  • Luke Grimes (1984), actor

Dayton, Ohio

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