Income/capita 18%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 0%
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Income per capita$24,451$32,999$29,829
Median household income$38,547$62,848$55,322
Median income owner occupied$40,882$79,796$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,985$41,061$35,192
Median earnings male$29,922$41,953$36,919
Median earnings female$20,766$27,576$26,250
Unemployment rate4.6%4.3%4.7%
Poverty level13.1%12.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Dayton is 18% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Dayton is 30% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Dayton is equal to the national average
  • The poverty level in Dayton is 13% lower than the national average

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      Dayton median earnings by income bracket

      Dayton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.5%2.1%
      Manufacturing sector11.1%10.1%
      Financial & insurance services1.1%9.3%
      Wholesale & retail services15.0%12.7%
      Public administration8.5%6.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.8%1.9%
      Education, health & social services9.8%45.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Dixie, WA276$51,0717.7%
      Waitsburg, WA1,163$50,3139.1%
      Starbuck, WA95$32,57841.1%
      Dayton, WA2,702$38,54730.3%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hortonville, WI2,702$65,45118.3%
      Columbia-Shuswap F, BC2,702n/a 
      Donalsonville, GA2,701$0100.0%
      Cannon AFB, NM2,701$44,42719.7%
      Elma Center, NY2,701$84,51952.8%
      Dayton, WA2,702$38,54730.3%
      Source: The Dayton, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).