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Dayton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Dayton Census Designated Place had a population of 7,288 as of July 1, 2019. Dayton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dayton is located at latitude 40.3726 and longitude -74.5102 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Dayton Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Dayton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389397) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Dayton Census Designated Place is located within Township of South Brunswick, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.


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Dayton, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dayton, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 129
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dayton, NJ Wealth Index is 232
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 7,288
Population in Households 7,287
Population in Families 6,765
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density 3,458
Diversity Index1 66
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $126,938
Average Household Income $161,087
Per Capita Income $51,713
Wealth Index3 232

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,825 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 520 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 1.5%)
Median Home Value $401,116
Housing Affordability Index2 129
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,345
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 1,956
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.34% 0.32%
Households 0.27% 0.22%
Families 0.3% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Dayton, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dayton to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 203 63rd
Population Density # 200 63rd
Diversity Index # 120 78th
Median Household Income # 83 85th
Per Capita Income # 164 70th

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