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Crochan's Hall, Dayton
Location of Dayton, Wyoming
|• Total||0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)|
|• Land||0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||3,921 ft (1,195 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,428.3/sq mi (551.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1587386|
Dayton was named after Joe Dayton Thorne in 1882 because he was one of the founding fathers of the city. Wyoming's first rodeo was held here in the 1890s and Dayton elected the first female mayor in Wyoming.
Dayton was home to the San Benito Monastery, a Roman Catholic monastery associated with the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, from 1989 to 2014.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 757 people, 308 households, and 210 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,428.3 inhabitants per square mile (551.5/km2). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 634.0 per square mile (244.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.9% White, 4.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.
There were 308 households of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median age in the town was 44.5 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 678 people, 277 households, and 186 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,429.1 people per square mile (557.0/km²). There were 304 housing units at an average density of 640.8 per square mile (249.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.69% White, 0.15% African American, 3.10% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.
There were 277 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the town, the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,597, and the median income for a family was $41,500. Males had a median income of $30,909 versus $18,056 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,389. About 4.0% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.
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