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Best Places To Live In Dayton, IA

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  • Dayton, IA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 704
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score91
  • Jefferson, IA
  • City: 23.2mi / 37.3km away
  • Population: 4,207
  • Jefferson is a delightful town of about 4,000 people located an hour northwest of Des Moines and 40 minutes west of Ames and Iowa State University. I'm not from here but moved here a few years ago as I…[read more]
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  • Boone, IA
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.8km away
  • Population: 12,609
  • I had a refreshing experience while living in Boone Iowa. The city is located in Boone County. Boone is close to Jefferson North Carolina. The town has great educational resources. It houses both public…[read more]
88
  • Webster City, IA
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.5km away
  • Population: 7,825
  • I currently live in Webster City and picked it in part for the opportunity to raise a family in a small town atmosphere where there were a lot of activities and community events that appeal to my…[read more]
81
  • Ogden, IA
  • City: 15.6mi / 25.0km away
  • Population: 2,069
81
  • Farnhamville, IA
  • City: 17.2mi / 27.7km away
  • Population: 369
77
  • Gowrie, IA
  • City: 11.2mi / 18.1km away
  • Population: 1,047
75
  • Stratford, IA
  • City: 7.4mi / 11.9km away
  • Population: 645
75
  • Paton, IA
  • City: 11.6mi / 18.7km away
  • Population: 245
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  • Fort Dodge, IA
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.8km away
  • Population: 24,626
  • Fort Dodge, Iowa is located around an hour or so north of Des Moines. Fort Dodge is a fun city with the conveniences of urban commerce and the pleasantries of rural living. Fort Dodge is medium-size city…[read more]
74
  • Fraser, IA
  • City: 10.6mi / 17.0km away
  • Population: 165
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  • Harcourt, IA
  • City: 5.3mi / 8.5km away
  • Population: 291
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  • Barnum, IA
  • City: 22.6mi / 36.3km away
  • Population: 284
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  • Coalville, IA
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.1km away
  • Population: 609
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  • Stanhope, IA
  • City: 14.2mi / 22.8km away
  • Population: 406
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  • Beaver, IA
  • City: 15.9mi / 25.5km away
  • Population: 127
70
  • Grand Junction, IA
  • City: 18.0mi / 28.9km away
  • Population: 838
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  • Somers, IA
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.3km away
  • Population: 139
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  • Duncombe, IA
  • City: 14.8mi / 23.8km away
  • Population: 313
69
  • Lehigh, IA
  • City: 6.7mi / 10.8km away
  • Population: 406
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  • Otho, IA
  • City: 11.8mi / 18.9km away
  • Population: 493
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  • Callender, IA
  • City: 13.4mi / 21.5km away
  • Population: 422
68
  • Knierim, IA
  • City: 23.8mi / 38.3km away
  • Population: 72
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  • Boxholm, IA
  • City: 6.4mi / 10.3km away
  • Population: 221
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  • Moorland, IA
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.1km away
  • Population: 212
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  • Pilot Mound, IA
  • City: 7.6mi / 12.2km away
  • Population: 161
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  • Kamrar, IA
  • City: 19.6mi / 31.6km away
  • Population: 149
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  • Dana, IA
  • City: 13.7mi / 22.1km away
  • Population: 78

Listed above are the best places to live in Dayton, IA for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Dayton, IA, followed by the best places to live near Dayton, IA, sorted by Livability Score.

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