South Dayton, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Dayton, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of South Dayton had a population of 587 as of July 1, 2016. South Dayton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Dayton is located at latitude 42.3628 and longitude -79.051 in Cattaraugus County. The formal boundaries for the Village of South Dayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cattaraugus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,306 feet.

The Village of South Dayton (GNIS ID: 2391147) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of South Dayton is located within Town of Dayton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cattaraugus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Dayton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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South Dayton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 587
Population in Households 584
Population in Familes 457
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 584
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 228
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $77,143
Average Home Value $106,178


Median Household Income $47,452
Average Household Income $53,878
Per Capita Income $20,946
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.87% -0.66%
Households -0.75% -0.62%
Families -0.52% -0.8%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

South Dayton, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Dayton to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 977 18th
Population Density1 # 896 25th
Diversity Index2 # 1084 9th
Median Household Income # 894 25th
Per Capita Income # 1103 8th

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