Dayton demographics profile

StatisticDaytonOhioNational
Population141,14311,586,941318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,53225891
Median age33.339.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)36%56%55%
Speak English93%93%79%
Speak Spanish3%2%13%
Dayton, OH has a population of 141,143 and is the 188th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,532 per sq mi which is 883% higher than the Ohio average and 2695% higher than the national average. The median age in Dayton is 33 which is approximately 15% lower than the Ohio average of 39. In Dayton, 36% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 70% of Dayton residents were born in Ohio, 24% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Dayton is 883% higher than Ohio.
  • The median age in Dayton is 15% lower than Ohio.
  • In Dayton 54.91% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Dayton 39.78% of the population is African American.
  • In Dayton 1.05% of the population is Asian.

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Dayton population breakdown by race

RaceDaytonOhioNational
Caucasian54.91%82.16%73.35%
African American39.78%12.27%12.63%
Asian1.05%1.94%5.22%
American Indian0.31%0.19%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race3.29%2.57%3.06%
Other race0.61%0.85%4.75%
In Dayton, 3.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Dayton, OH demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).