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 582 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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South Dayton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 582
Daytime Population: Workers 156
Daytime Population: Residents 293
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 449
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 579
Population in Familes 453
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 579
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $46,249
Average Household Income $53,807
Per Capita Income $20,637


Total Housing Units 261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $82,000
Average Home Value $110,901


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 148
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.87% -0.84%
Households -0.95% -0.91%
Families -0.81% -0.96%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

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, 2017 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 # 982 18th
Population Density # 895 25th
Diversity Index # 1060 12th
Median Household Income # 955 20th
Per Capita Income # 1131 6th

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