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Sheridan County, Wyoming


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Statistics & Facts

The Wyoming state capital is Cheyenne.
The population of Dayton is approximately 712 (2007), 757 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 304 (2000), 308 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dayton is 1.04 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dayton to Washington DC is 1710 miles.
The distance to the Wyoming state capital is 288 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dayton is positioned 44.87 degrees north of the equator and 107.26 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Dayton per capita income is $ 20,942 (2009).
Dayton median income is $ 49,118 (2009).
The Dayton median home price is $ 197,988 (2009).


in north-central Wyoming about 88 miles southeast of Billings, Montana. Other nearby communities include: Ranchester, Parkman, Sheridan, Big Horn and Story, all in Wyoming and Wyola, Tongue River and Lodge Grass, all in Montana.

Here is a map page for Dayton.
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History & History Related Items

Dayton was named for Joe Dayton Thorne, one of the founders of the community. It was named in 1882. Dayton is known for a couple of important firsts - Susan Wissler was elected the first female mayor in the state in 1911 and the first rodeo held in Wyoming in the early 1890's was held in Dayton. Here is a history page for Dayton and Ranchester with information and nice historical pictures too. Also try this history page for Dayton.
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Learn more about Dayton at this informative site.

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Dayton City Government

Town of Dayton
Phone: 307-655-2217

Dayton Schools

Sheridan County School District #1
Serving Big Horn, Dayton and Ranchester
P.O. Box 819
1127 Dayton St.
Ranchester, WY 82839
Phone: 307-655-9541 Dayton


The population of Dayton was:
1990 - 565
2000 - 678
2007 - 712

Median age:
2000 - 40.9 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 259
2000 - 304

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 36,597
2009 - $ 49,118

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 16,389
2009 - $ 20,942

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 89,700
2009 - $ 197,988

Dayton is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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