Dayton, Wyoming

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Dayton is a town in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 678 at the 2000 census.



Dayton is located at the confluence of the Tongue River and The Little Tongue River. It is on US Highway 14, just east of the Big Horn Mountains.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 678 people, 277 households, and 186 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,429.1 people per square mile (557.0/km²). There were 304 housing units at an average density of 640.8/sq mi (249.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.69% White, 0.15% African American, 3.10% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.

There were 277 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,597, and the median income for a family was $41,500. Males had a median income of $30,909 versus $18,056 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,389. About 4.0% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.


Public education in the town of Dayton is provided by Sheridan County School District #1. Dayton is the home of Tongue River High School, one of two high schools in the district.

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