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Dayton Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Dayton Area is 801,259. The Dayton Area population density is 466.74 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 257.90 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Dayton Area is white, which represent 78.98% of the total population. The average Dayton Area education level is about the same as the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 801,259. #69

Population Density, #45

Dayton Area
466.74 per square mile
257.90 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:632,837 (78.98%, #609)
Black:125,258 (15.63%, #167)
Hispanic:18,555 (2.32%, #686)
Asian:16,479 (2.06%, #195)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):1,753 (0.22%, #667)
One Race, Other:4,605 (0.57%, see rank)
Two or More Races:20,327 (2.54%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:4,862 (29.50%, see rank)
Chinese:3,533 (21.44%, see rank)
Filipino:1,355 (8.22%, see rank)
Japanese:1,451 (8.81%, see rank)
Korean:1,207 (7.32%, see rank)
Vietnamese:2,049 (12.43%, see rank)
Asian, Other:2,022 (12.27%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

650,786 (81.22%) out of the total population of 801,259 reported first ancestry.

 Dayton Area% of the Total PopulationOhioU.S.
Arab4,5470.57%, see rank0.67%0.56%
Czech2,4960.31%, see rank0.57%0.47%
Danish1,2370.15%, see rank0.15%0.42%
Dutch12,1601.52%, see rank1.53%1.40%
English72,0588.99%, see rank8.71%8.02%
French21,3632.67%, see rank2.49%3.34%
German196,74024.55%, see rank26.30%15.03%
Greek2,5570.32%, see rank0.46%0.41%
Hungarian5,8510.73%, see rank1.65%0.46%
Irish101,80812.71%, see rank13.79%10.80%
Italian29,0933.63%, see rank6.44%5.52%
Norwegian3,7530.47%, see rank0.36%1.42%
Polish16,5842.07%, see rank3.79%3.01%
Portuguese6470.08%, see rank0.07%0.44%
Russian2,6100.33%, see rank0.67%0.92%
Scotch-Irish9,2441.15%, see rank0.96%0.99%
Scottish14,9411.86%, see rank1.82%1.72%
Subsaharan African6,5430.82%, see rank0.91%0.95%
Swedish5,3830.67%, see rank0.63%1.27%
Swiss3,0420.38%, see rank0.64%0.30%
Ukrainian9130.11%, see rank0.36%0.31%
American78,5819.81%, see rank8.47%7.12%
Welsh6,5200.81%, see rank1.05%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 387,853 (48.41%, see rank)
Females: 413,406 (51.59%, see rank)

Dayton Area
Male: 48.41%
Female: 51.59%
Male: 48.89%
Female: 51.11%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Dayton Area
39.40 years old
39.10 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Dayton Area
37.50 years old
37.60 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Dayton Area
40.90 years old
40.50 years old
38.80 years old

 Dayton Area% of the Total PopulationOhioU.S.
Under 5 years48,1656.01%, see rank6.06%6.36%
5 to 9 years48,4116.04%, see rank6.41%6.51%
10 to 14 years52,0936.50%, see rank6.59%6.59%
15 to 19 years54,6896.83%, see rank6.87%6.85%
20 to 24 years57,7547.21%, see rank6.77%7.13%
25 to 34 years101,08912.62%, see rank12.46%13.47%
35 to 44 years94,57411.80%, see rank12.43%12.96%
45 to 54 years112,87614.09%, see rank14.45%14.09%
55 to 64 years106,01113.23%, see rank13.23%12.29%
65 to 74 years67,4668.42%, see rank7.99%7.64%
75 to 84 40,9665.11%, see rank4.67%4.25%
85 years and over17,1652.14%, see rank2.09%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Dayton AreaOhioU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population540,147, 100%7,781,111209,056,129
Less Than High School57,470, 10.64%, see rank11.18%13.67%
High School Graduate161,234, 29.85%, see rank34.47%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree178,275, 33.00%, see rank28.73%29.09%
Bachelor Degree83,384, 15.44%, see rank16.10%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree59,784, 11.07%, see rank9.53%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.63, see rank13.4413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Dayton Area OhioU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten22,79072.53%27.47%70.31%29.69%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)81,11087.90%, see rank12.10%, see rank86.56%13.44%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)41,70688.52%, see rank11.48%, see rank88.02%11.98%90.60%9.40%
College63,46470.25%, see rank29.75%, see rank77.45%22.55%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School12,88159.20%, see rank40.80%, see rank67.20%32.80%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Dayton AreaOhioU.S.
Total Households327,391, 100%4,570,015116,211,092
Average Household Size2.36, see rank2.462.63
1 Person Households105,990, 32.37%, see rank29.80%27.57%
2 or More Person Households221,401, 67.63%, see rank70.20%72.43%
Family Households (Families)203,789, 62.25%, see rank64.42%66.22%
Average Family Size3.07, see rank3.143.32
Married-Couple Family144,607, 44.17%, see rank47.09%48.42%
Nonfamily Households123,602, 37.75%, see rank35.58%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Dayton Area%OhioU.S.
15 Years and Over Total652,590see rank9,357,659252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over311,827100%, see rank4,524,956123,281,364
Never Married107,03734.33%, see rank34.15%35.77%
Married159,38251.11%, see rank52.00%52.04%
Widowed9,6123.08%, see rank2.92%2.57%
Divorced35,79611.48%, see rank10.93%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over340,763100%, see rank4,832,703129,692,771
Never Married98,12528.80%, see rank28.33%29.48%
Married158,62846.55%, see rank48.65%49.19%
Widowed34,89310.24%, see rank9.91%9.16%
Divorced49,11714.41%, see rank13.11%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Dayton Area%OhioU.S.
Native771,26896.26%, see rank95.94%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence559,91569.88%, see rank75.10%58.73%
Born in Different State203,32225.38%, see rank20.09%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
8,0311.00%, see rank0.75%1.42%
Foreign Born29,9913.74%, see rank4.06%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship14,1171.76%, see rank2.02%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship15,8741.98%, see rank2.03%7.09%
Born In Europe4,9560.62%, see rank0.99%1.53%
Born In Asia15,5901.95%, see rank1.62%3.82%
Born In Africa3,2020.40%, see rank0.48%0.55%
Born In Oceania1620.02%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America5,0680.63%, see rank0.82%6.83%
Born In Northern America1,0130.13%, see rank0.13%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Dayton Area%OhioU.S.
English306,20293.53%, see rank92.18%79.39%
Spanish6,9552.12%, see rank2.68%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages7,0942.17%, see rank3.07%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages5,1181.56%, see rank1.22%3.36%
Other2,0220.62%, see rank0.84%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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