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Dayton, Idaho
Location of Dayton in Franklin County, Idaho.
Location of Dayton in Franklin County, Idaho.
Country United States
State Idaho
County Franklin
 • Total 6.72 sq mi (17.39 km2)
 • Land 6.67 sq mi (17.29 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
4,823 ft (1,470 m)
 • Total 463
 • Estimate 
 • Density 74.02/sq mi (28.58/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-20710
GNIS feature ID 0399846

Dayton is a city in Franklin County, Idaho, United States. The population was 463 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Dayton is located at 42°6′42″N 111°59′6″W / 42.11167°N 111.98500°W / 42.11167; -111.98500 (42.111615, -111.985136) at 4,818 feet in elevation.

It lies on the west side of Cache Valley, at the mouth of Five Mile Creek and at the base of the Bannock Mountain Range.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.56 square miles (16.99 km2), of which, 6.52 square miles (16.89 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Dayton has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


In 1867 Joseph Chadwick and family settled on Five Mile Creek and built a log cabin. In one room he had a supply store to accommodate the few settlers and freighters. He was followed by Peter Poole, Robert Taylor, Stephen Callan, George Mendenhall, Richard Wickham and their families. The locality was originally known as Franklin Meadows. It was latter known as Five Mile Creek, then Chadville, and in 1890 Card. In 1906 William B. Preston gave it the name of Dayton. Fred Jenson was the first LDS Presiding Elder.

Dayton had 271 residents in 1930.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 225
1930 271 20.4%
1940 364 34.3%
1950 287 −21.2%
1960 212 −26.1%
1970 198 −6.6%
1980 368 85.9%
1990 357 −3.0%
2000 444 24.4%
2010 463 4.3%
2019 (est.) 494 6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 463 people, 134 households, and 116 families residing in the city. The population density was 71.0 inhabitants per square mile (27.4/km2). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 22.1 per square mile (8.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.1% White, 4.3% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.5% of the population.

There were 134 households, of which 48.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 13.4% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.46 and the average family size was 3.72.

The median age in the city was 31.1 years. 32.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

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