Dayton, Ohio 

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-3.2% since 2020

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8.7 / 5.1

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Dayton, Ohio is a vibrant city located in southwestern Ohio. This welcoming community offers plenty for visitors to explore such as the historic Carillon Park or one of many popular restaurants and shops. Residents here also take advantage of all the outdoor activities available at Taylorsville Metropark and Huffman MetroPark. With its excellent school system, thriving businesses, and numerous recreational opportunities it's no wonder why so many people choose to make Dayton their home. Mid-sized-city - West-central Ohio at crossroads of north-south I-75 and east-west I-70.
State: Ohio
County: Montgomery County
Metro Area: Dayton Metro Area
City: Dayton
Zip Codes: 45417, 45420, 45406, 45405, 45410, 45409, 45403, 45404, 45402, 45428, 10 total
Cost of Living: -28.9% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 757 ft above sea level

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Dayton, Oh Housing Market
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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.


The unemployment rate in Dayton is 6.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Dayton jobs have increased by 0.7%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Dayton's cost of living is 28.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Dayton's Cost of Living

September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Dayton, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Montgomery county flipped narrowly Democratic, 50.2% to 47.9%. More Voting Stats

Dayton's population is 138,416 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 3.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 20.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Dayton is Real Estate: $104,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.6%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Dayton

It's a good time to buy in Dayton. Home Appreciation is up 12.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Dayton is $104,600.
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Reviews for Dayton   32 Reviews
Great to live downtown. - 4/22/2023
I've lived in Dayton Ohio for over 7 years. I live in a historic district within a short walk to Oregon district and down town. The summer concert series at Levitt... Read More

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Great Place - 1/4/2018
Spent years assigned at WPAFB (in Mar 90 - Aug 95') and lived in Oakwood for 5 years. We loved it and have nothing negative to say. Locals were friendly and interested... Read More

Rundown and culture dictated by WPAFB - 6/7/2017
I spent four and a half miserable years here. Essentially, your only employment opportunities are in healthcare or at the base. I worked at the base; they were... Read More
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