B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$66,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$625
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Dayton Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    478
    273
  • Murder
    18
    6
  • Rape
    104
    41
  • Robbery
    340
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,714
    525
  • Theft
    2,839
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    485
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,683
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Although many may see Dayton as a city supported by the airforce and military operations, this city and the surrounding areas are a hidden gem. In Dayton people are kind and polite, you will always find someone willing to give you a helping hand, and everyone always has a smile to offer. Surrounding areas offer something for everyone, from hippies and hiking in Yellow Springs, to the expansive airforce museum in Fairborn. Wright State University represents home for a number of well renouned professors from a plethora of different disciplines, and at this medium sized university, the professors genuinely care for their students. Dayton, although often overlooked, is a beautiful oasis in which to focus on ones studies and avoid the bar and party scenes that most universities offer.
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My experience in the city of Dayton, Ohio has been great so far! Although my wife and I currently live in Dayton, we used to live in Indiana, and we would come to Dayton about twice per month to visit my in-laws. Through the years I have seen some positive growth in some areas. Although it is not perfect, there are lots of things to do and things that I enjoy. One of my favorite things is just going over to the mall area. It is huge! I can find anything I want from different restaurants to clothing stores to electronic stores and way more! Actually, my wife and I took our friend from the Congo, who is new to Dayton, over to the mall area a couple of weeks ago. He was so surprised to see how enormous that place looks that, while we were driving in the car, he said to us, "if you dropped me off anywhere around here and left, I would have to call the police to come and get me." We all laughed at his comment and had a good time, because we got what we came for and that is always good.
I have just recently moved to Dayton and it has been a wonderful experience so far. There is always something to do or somewhere new to check out. One of my absolute favorite things is the random and wonderful artwork all of the town. It is on the buildings and under bridges. I love it! Dayton has some wonderful food places as well. It is hard to get a bad meal, especially in the Oregon District.