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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Dayton is a suburb of New York City with a population of 7,549. Dayton is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Dayton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Dayton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Dayton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$377,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,798
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Dayton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$121,875
National
$55,322
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Dayton Reviews

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I think that the education system in Dayton, NJ is definitely one of the best and is the main reason why my parents chose to settle down in Dayton. South Brunswick High School is a very intense public school, which makes it great for children because it truly prepares them for the reality of college. It is a relatively safe middle-upper middle class town, with a pretty low crime rate. Dayton is great for younger families, however it would not be fun for young adults without children. There are a lot of places to eat but there isn't much outside of that; there is no solid nightlife or fun spot for young adults. Being a current resident at 22 years of age, I find myself going to the neighboring towns/cities of New Brunswick or Princeton for a nice experiences.
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Dayton has a caring and diverse community. The people here are very generous and friendly. No minority group feels marginalized. Though, the apartments may be slightly expensive. The public school district is good.
The suburb is cozy and small enough to encourage interactions between neighbors and peer residents. There's need for updated street lamps and certain areas don't even have street lamps, which is neglection on part of township initiative despite high tax collections. Mixed variety of populations with mid to high middle class category.