The clickable maps and aerial photographs on this page show material about Dayton, New York. Dayton is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,886 at the 2010 census.
The Town of Dayton is on the western border of Cattaraugus County.
The first settlers arrived around 1810, believing they were settling in Chautauqua County. The Town of Dayton was founded in 1835, formed from the Town of Perrysburg.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (0.78%) is water.
Dayton borders the Town of Perrysburg to the north and the Town of Persia to the east. The Town of Leon is bordered to the south, and the west town line is the border of the Town of Villenova in Chautauqua County, New York.
New York State Route 353 and US Route 62 pass through the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,945 people, 749 households, and 524 families residing in the town. The population density was 54.4 people per square mile (21.0/km²). There were 836 housing units at an average density of 23.4 per square mile (9.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.17% White, 0.41% African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.
There were 749 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,607, and the median income for a family was $37,917. Males had a median income of $28,485 versus $24,830 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,355. About 9.1% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.
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South Dayton, New York (5.93 km) South Dayton is a village in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 620 at the 2010 census. The Village of South Dayton lies within the Town of Dayton by the southwest corner of the town and less than a mile from the county line of Chautauqua County. History The community was also known as "Pine Valley." The arrival of the railroad in 1875 promoted the growth of the village. The Village of South Dayton was incorporated in 1915.
Persia, New York (6.1 km) Persia is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 2,404 at the 2010 census. The Town of Persia is in the northwest part of the county. History The town was first settled around 1812. The Town of Persia was founded in 1835 from the Town of Perrysburg. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (0.29%) is water.
Perrysburg (CDP), New York (6.43 km) Perrysburg is a hamlet, census-designated place, and former village in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 401 at the 2010 census. It is named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. The former Village of Perrysburg is in the south-central part of the Town of Perrysburg. The hamlet is west of Gowanda, New York. History A settlement has been located in the general area of the current village, since the early 19th century.
Gowanda, New York (8.78 km)Gowanda is a village in New York in the United States and lies partly in Erie County and partly in Cattaraugus County. The population was 2,709 at the 2010 census. The name is a local native term meaning "almost surrounded by hills" or "beautiful place among the hills. The Erie County portion of Gowanda is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Cattaraugus County portion is part of the Olean Micropolitan Statistical Area. The Village of Gowanda is partly in the Town of Collins in Erie County and the Town of Persia in Cattaraugus County.
Leon, New York (11.07 km) Leon is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,365 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from the former Kingdom of León in Spain, though it is pronounced like the American first name, "Lee-on". The Town of Leon is on the western border of the county, northwest of the City of Salamanca. History The town was first settled around 1819. The Town of Leon was founded in 1832 from a part of the Town of Conewango. The former Leon United Methodist Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.