The population of Dayton city was estimated to be 9,000 people in 2020. There were 3,024 households and 1,893 families residing in the city. The white alone population was 70.2 percent, while 78.0 percent were white. 11.9 percent were black or African American, 1.5% Asian, and 1% more than two races (1%). Any race Hispanic or Latino 15%.
According to the 2000 census, there were 5,709 people, 2,129 households, and 1,517 families residing in the city of Dayton. The population density was 517.1 people per square mile. There were 2,371 housing units at an average density of 214.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 71.08% White, 19.69% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 6.67% from other races, and 1.40 percent from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino persons made up 10.53 percent of the population.
There were 2,129 households in Dayton, of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples residing together, 16.4% were female householders without husbands present, and 28.7% were non-families. 25.2 percent of all households consisted of individuals while 12.1 percent had someone living alone who was 65 years old or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.18.
The median household income in Dayton, TX was $52,179 in 2015, which works out to be roughly $20 per hour. The median family income was $47,250. Males had a median income of $39,075 while females earned $21,068. The city’s per capita money was $29,123. About 16.3% of families and 21.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.6% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those over 65 years old.