Dayton, Indiana

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Dayton is a town in Sheffield Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,120 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Dayton is located at 40°22′28″N 86°46′10″W / 40.37444°N 86.76944°W / 40.37444; -86.76944 (40.374579, -86.769379)[4] in Sheffield Township, at an elevation of approximately 673 feet (205 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,120 people, 401 households, and 313 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,079.2 people per square mile (415.8/km²). There were 430 housing units at an average density of 414.4/sq mi (159.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.23% White, 18.18% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.98% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.05% of the population.

There were 401 households out of which 49.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,792, and the median income for a family was $48,021. Males had a median income of $42,813 versus $25,950 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,401. About 10.0% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

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