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Dayton, New Jersey
Census-designated place
Center of Dayton
Center of Dayton
Map of Dayton CDP in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
Map of Dayton CDP in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Middlesex
Township South Brunswick
Named for Jonathan Dayton
Area
 • Total 2.102 sq mi (5.443 km2)
 • Land 2.099 sq mi (5.436 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.007 km2)  0.13%
Elevation 105 ft (32 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 7,063
 • Density 3,365.0/sq mi (1,299.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08810
Area code(s) 732/848
FIPS code 3416630
GNIS feature ID 02389397

Dayton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within South Brunswick Township, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. At the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 7,063.

Dayton has a post office with its own ZIP code (08810) that encompasses the entire CDP, as well as some surrounding areas. The community was named after Jonathan Dayton, the youngest person to sign the United States Constitution, who later served as a United States Senator from New Jersey.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 2.102 square miles (5.443 km2), including 2.099 square miles (5.436 km2) of land and 0.003 square miles (0.007 km2) of water (0.13%).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 4,321
2000 6,235 44.3%
2010 7,063 13.3%
Population sources:
1990-2010 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,063 people, 2,288 households, and 1,901 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,365.0 per square mile (1,299.2/km2). There were 2,347 housing units at an average density of 1,118.2 per square mile (431.7/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 40.15% (2,836) White, 9.19% (649) Black or African American, 0.18% (13) Native American, 46.00% (3,249) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.63% (115) from other races, and 2.83% (200) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.78% (408) of the population.

There were 2,288 households out of which 52.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 13.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.0 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 89.3 males.

Census 2000

At the 2000 census, there were 6,235 people, 2,061 households and 1,690 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,130.2/km² (2,929.2/mi²). There were 2,252 housing units at an average density of 408.2/km² (1,058.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 61.54% White, 9.90% African American, 0.22% Native American, 25.04% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.30% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.15% of the population.

There were 2,061 households of which 52.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.36.

31.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 37.3% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median household income was $79,050 and the median family income was $83,024. Males had a median income of $56,892 versus $43,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $28,924. About 1.9% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

As part of the 2000 Census, 15.72% of Dayton's residents identified themselves as being Indian American. This was the fourth-highest percentage of Indian people in any place in the United States with 1,000 or more residents identifying themselves as being of Indian ancestry.


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