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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Dayton is a town in Minnesota with a population of 5,487. Dayton is in Hennepin County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Dayton offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Dayton there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Dayton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Dayton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$277,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Dayton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    15.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    91.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    382.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    168.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Dayton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,500
National
$55,322
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Dayton Reviews

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Dayton offers beautiful country - like views without having to be crazy far from the city. In addition to its country feel it features some amazing new construction style homes. Dayton is also conveniently placed between the cities of rogers, champlin, and anoka for easy access to highways and in city type businesses.
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I love the more rural setting that is still only 30 minutes to downtown Minneapolis! It is a great place to raise children with good schools, plenty of parks and trails, and easy access to the Mississippi River and local lakes.
Dayton has an amazing enviornment, lots of nice people and amazing homes and ranches all around. The new devolpments began to take away from the greatness however its still a nice city