The mid-sized city of Dayton, Ohio is home to just under 140,000 people. Young adults aged 15-24 make up a larger portion of the population here (19%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find plenty of opportunities. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 37, skew younger than most cities in Ohio. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their residence, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $126/month lower than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Dayton will save around $1,500 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, faster than most cities in Ohio, Dayton residents are well aware that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing mode of getting to work, opted for by 32% of residents, while public transit is not used widely. Relatively few residents (3%) commute to work on foot, though the number surpasses the national average.
There are two primary industries in Dayton: healthcare and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 12% of the city's labor force. With an average annual income of just over $41K, Dayton workers earn around $22,000 less than the average Ohio resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Among residents older than 25 in Dayton, 7% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.