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Income/capita 41%
Household income 48%
Unemployment 62%
IndexDaytonOhioNational
Income per capita$17,461$27,800$29,829
Median household income$28,745$50,674$55,322
Median income owner occupied$45,203$65,077$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,285$28,832$35,192
Median earnings male$20,721$36,579$36,919
Median earnings female$17,055$24,862$26,250
Unemployment rate7.5%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level34.5%15.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Dayton is 41% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Dayton is 48% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Dayton is 62% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Dayton is 128% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $19,161$28,745$57,490
      City
      $33,779$50,674$101,348
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Dayton median earnings by income bracket

      Dayton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.1%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector17.2%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services1.2%3.6%
      Wholesale & retail services12.8%11.9%
      Public administration6.3%3.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.2%2.2%
      Education, health & social services13.5%39.9%
      Other31.6%27.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Springboro, OH17,978$99,36480%
      Beavercreek, OH46,086$82,95650%
      Wright-Patterson AFB, OH2,596$82,76350%
      Bellbrook, OH7,082$76,57638%
      Holiday Valley, OH1,379$75,65237%
      Dayton, OH141,143$28,74548%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Pasadena, CA140,268$73,02932%
      Orange, CA139,919$79,19243%
      Fullerton, CA139,491$67,11021%
      Killeen, TX138,745$48,15713%
      Mesquite, TX143,771$50,8048%
      Dayton, OH141,143$28,74548%
      Source: The Dayton, OH employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).