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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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Dayton is a town in Virginia with a population of 1,633. Dayton is in Rockingham County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Dayton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Dayton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Dayton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$225,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$666
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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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
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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500
  • Theft
    185
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,083
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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