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Dayton, Wyoming
Crochan's Hall, Dayton
Crochan's Hall, Dayton
Location of Dayton in Sheridan County, Wyoming.
Location of Dayton in Sheridan County, Wyoming.
Dayton, Wyoming is located in the United States
Dayton, Wyoming
Dayton, Wyoming
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Sheridan
 • Total 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Land 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
3,921 ft (1,195 m)
 • Total 757
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,510.95/sq mi (583.68/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-19385
GNIS feature ID 1587386

Dayton is a town in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 757 at the 2010 census.


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.


Dayton is located at the confluence of the Tongue River and The Little Tongue River. It is on US Highway 14, just east of the Big Horn Mountains.

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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 313
1920 136 −56.5%
1930 303 122.8%
1940 240 −20.8%
1950 316 31.7%
1960 333 5.4%
1970 396 18.9%
1980 701 77.0%
1990 565 −19.4%
2000 678 20.0%
2010 757 11.7%
2019 (est.) 828 9.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 757 people, 308 households, and 210 families living 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.


Public education in the town of Dayton is provided by Sheridan County School District #1. Dayton is the home of Tongue River High School, one of two high schools in the district.

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