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What Bert Has To Say About Dayton Metro Area

Dayton, at the crossroads of southwestern Ohio’s major transportation routes, has a distinct industrial heritage. Local NCR Corporation, formerly the National Cash Register Corporation, is a leader in retail information technology and ATM machines. The area has a strong heritage of innovation, and has attracted a number of other high tech businesses in recent years. An assortment of other manufacturing and service activities, some tied to the auto and paper industry, round out the diverse economy. An old GM site along the river is being repurposed, with the help of state funds, into a “Tech Town” high tech campus – interesting if it works out.

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Quick Facts About Dayton

    The unemployment rate in Dayton is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Dayton jobs have Increased by 1.34 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Dayton's cost of living is 25.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Dayton's population is 140,599 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -22.77 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Dayton is $50,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -26.70 percent.
    Dayton public schools spend $18,951 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Dayton.

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