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Dayton is a township in Tuscola County.
The township was named for William Lewis Dayton who ran for vice-president on the Free Soil ticket in 1856.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Dayton. For links to other places called Dayton, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dayton is 43.367N. The longitude is -83.283W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 860 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,869.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dayton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tuscola County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48760 ZIP code.
26% of Dayton residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $18,890, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% 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 $377. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $810.
Tuscola 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 44 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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