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Dayton is in Lyon County.
The community was named for John Day, surveyor
The latitude of Dayton is 39.237N. The longitude is -119.591W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,396 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,907.
Many of the structures from the mining days have been preserved. A former saloon is now a restaurant; a mining company building now houses county offices
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16% of Dayton residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dayton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dayton was $18,417, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Dayton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dayton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $636. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,044.
Libraries in Dayton include Dayton Valley Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Dayton include Fernley Leader-Dayton Courier
Lyon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dayton political report.
The average commute time for Dayton workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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