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Dayton is a city in Hennepin County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. (The community straddles Hennepin and Wright counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for Lyman Dayton, railroad president
The latitude of Dayton is 45.243N. The longitude is -93.514W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 879 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,684.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dayton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hennepin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55316 ZIP code.
31% of Dayton residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $27,756, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% 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 $445. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,231.
Newspapers in Dayton include Champlin-Dayton Press
Hennepin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dayton political report.
The average commute time for Dayton workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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