Dayton, Wyoming

Dayton is a town in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 757 at the 2010 census.

Dayton, Wyoming
Crochan's Hall, Dayton
Crochan's Hall, Dayton
Location of Dayton in Sheridan County, Wyoming.
Location of Dayton in Sheridan County, Wyoming.
Dayton, Wyoming is located in the United States
Dayton, Wyoming
Dayton, Wyoming
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 44°52′30″N 107°15′53″W / 44.87500°N 107.26472°W / 44.87500; -107.26472Coordinates: 44°52′30″N 107°15′53″W / 44.87500°N 107.26472°W / 44.87500; -107.26472
CountryUnited States
StateWyoming
CountySheridan
Government
 • MayorBob Wood
Area
 • Total0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Land0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,921 ft (1,195 m)
Population
 • Total757
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
828
 • Density1,510.95/sq mi (583.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
82836
Area code(s)307
FIPS code56-19385[4]
GNIS feature ID1587386[5]
Websitewww.daytonwyoming.org

HistoryEdit

Dayton was named after Joe Dayton Thorn in 1882 because he was one of the founding fathers of the city. Wyoming's first rodeo was held here in the 1890s and Dayton elected the first female mayor in Wyoming.[6]

Dayton was home to the San Benito Monastery, a Roman Catholic monastery associated with the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, from 1989 to 2014.[7][8]

GeographyEdit

Dayton is at the confluence of the Tongue and Little Tongue Rivers. It is on U.S. Route 14, just east of the Big Horn Mountains.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has an area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), all land.[9]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910313
1920136−56.5%
1930303122.8%
1940240−20.8%
195031631.7%
19603335.4%
197039618.9%
198070177.0%
1990565−19.4%
200067820.0%
201075711.7%
2019 (est.)828[3]9.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 757 people, 308 households, and 210 families living in the town. The population density was 1,428.3 inhabitants per square mile (551.5/km2). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 634.0 per square mile (244.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.9% White, 4.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 308 households, of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the town was 44.5 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 678 people, 277 households, and 186 families living 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 per square mile (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.

EducationEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ http://www.daytonwyoming.org/history.html
  7. ^ "SIMPLE, CONTEMPLATIVE LIVES With prayer as guide, 3 nuns live on monastery grounds near Dayton". Billings Gazette. November 6, 2009. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "Benedictine Sisters to close Wyoming monastery". Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. July 15, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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