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Dayton, Pennsylvania
Borough
The Thomas Marshall House
The Thomas Marshall House
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Armstrong
Settled 1850
Incorporated 1873
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,340 ft (410 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 553
 • Density 1,470/sq mi (567.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16222
Area code(s) 814

Dayton is a borough in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 553 at the 2010 census.

History

The Thomas Marshall House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, and is home to the Dayton Area Local History Society.

Geography

Dayton is located at 40°52′52″N 79°14′29″W / 40.88111°N 79.24139°W / 40.88111; -79.24139 (40.881095, -79.241526) in eastern Armstrong County. Pennsylvania Route 839 leads south 6 miles (10 km) to Pennsylvania Route 85 near NuMine and north 15 miles (24 km) to Pennsylvania Route 28 in South Bethlehem.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 579
1890 372 −35.8%
1900 431 15.9%
1910 809 87.7%
1920 1,049 29.7%
1930 857 −18.3%
1940 882 2.9%
1950 828 −6.1%
1960 769 −7.1%
1970 715 −7.0%
1980 648 −9.4%
1990 572 −11.7%
2000 543 −5.1%
2010 553 1.8%
Est. 2015 530 −4.2%
Sources:

As of the census of 2000, there were 543 people, 229 households, and 150 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,208.1 people per square mile (465.9/km²). There were 254 housing units at an average density of 565.1 per square mile (217.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 100.00% White.

There were 229 households, out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,156, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $26,719 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,036. About 5.7% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.


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