Dayton, a small town in Nevada, has a population of slightly more than 9,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 29% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $995/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Nevada. Each month, renters in Dayton will pay around $95 less compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 31 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, Dayton residents are well aware that it takes some patience getting to work. Many residents (42%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not used widely. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Many Dayton residents work in one of four industries: retail, manufacturing, entertainment, and public administration. Together, these industries make up 23% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of around $66,000, Dayton workers earn about the same as their peers elsewhere in Nevada. Dayton, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Dayton has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (10%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 8% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.