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Dayton metropolitan area


Dayton metropolitan area

Map of Metro Dayton, The Miami Valley, Greater Dayton
The Dayton Metropolitan Area.

Common name: Metro Dayton, The Miami Valley, Greater Dayton
Largest city Dayton
Other cities  - Kettering
 - Beavercreek
 - Huber Heights
 - Fairborn
Population  Ranked 61 st in the U.S.
 – Total 841,502
 – Density 478/sq. mi. 
Area 1,715 sq. mi.
4,445 km2
Country  United States
State(s)  Ohio
 – Highest point feet ( m)
 – Lowest point feet ( m)

The Dayton metropolitan area is the metropolitan area centered on Dayton, Ohio. It is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the state of Ohio, behind Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus.


  • Definitions 1
  • Counties 2
  • Cities 3
    • Suburban Communities greater than 30,000 3.1
    • Montgomery County 3.2
    • Greene County 3.3
    • Miami County 3.4
    • Places with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants 3.5
    • Unincorporated places 3.6
  • Townships 4
    • Greene County 4.1
    • Miami County 4.2
    • Montgomery County 4.3
  • Demographics 5
  • Colleges and universities 6
  • Largest employers 7
  • Transportation 8
    • Airports 8.1
    • Major highways 8.2
    • Public transit 8.3
  • Culture 9
    • Museums 9.1
    • Theaters 9.2
    • Theatrical companies 9.3
  • See also 10
  • External links 11
  • References 12


Dayton Metropolitan Area (also known as the Greater Dayton), as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of three counties in the Miami Valley region of Ohio and is anchored by the city of Dayton. As of 2000 it is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Ohio and the 61st largest Metropolitan Area by Population in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 841,502.[1] The larger Dayton–Springfield–Greenville-Sidney Combined Statistical Area includes Greene County, Darke County, Montgomery County, Miami County, Clark County, Shelby County, and Champaign County and had a population of 1,080,044 according to the 2010 Census.[1]

The Dayton-Springfield-Greenville-Sidney Combined Statistical Area is a CSA in the U.S. state of Ohio, as defined by the United States Census Bureau. It consists of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area (the counties of Montgomery, Greene and Miami); the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (Clark County); the Urbana Micropolitan Statistical Area (Champaign County); the Greenville Micropolitan Statistical Area (Darke County); and the Sidney Micropolitan Statistical Area (Shelby County). As of the 2010 Census, the CSA had a population of 1,080,044.

  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
    • Dayton (Greene, Miami, and Montgomery counties)
    • Springfield (Clark County)

According to an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer, as Greater Cincinnati grows northward through Butler County, its outer suburbs are expected to expand and begin to overlap the Greater Dayton area.[2] Such a concept has already received the nickname of "Daytonnati."[3] The two metropolitan areas were expected to be combined after tabulation of the 2010 Census, but this did not occur.

The Dayton Metropolitan area is part of the Great Lakes Megalopolis containing an estimated 54 million people.



Suburban Communities greater than 30,000

Montgomery County

City of Dayton skyline from Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum

Greene County

Miami County

Places with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants

Unincorporated places


Greene County

Clifton Gorge in John Bryan State Park, near Yellow Springs

Miami County

Montgomery County


As of the census 2010, there were 841,502 people, 343,971 households, and 220,249 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 80.40% White, 14.90% African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.[6]

The median income for a household in the MSA was $47,381, and the median income for a family was $59,770. Males had a median income of $38,430 versus $26,205 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $25,436.[7]

From the 2000 Census to the 2010 Census, the Dayton region has seen a shift in population from its urban core to more out-lying affluent suburbs. This is evidenced by a 10% growth in population in Englewood, a 19% population growth in Beavercreek, and a 40% population growth in Springboro. Smaller growths in the 2010 census in the Dayton area included Miamisburg, Centerville, Vandalia, and Fairborn. Many of Dayton's suburbs that saw declines in populations fared well from 2000 to 2010. Dayton's largest suburb, Kettering for example, only saw a 2.3% decline during the ten-year period and Huber Heights, Dayton's third largest suburb, saw a 0.3% decline in population.

The Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area formerly included Clark County and Preble County. In 2005, Clark County containing Springfield, Ohio separated from the Dayton MSA to create their own MSA named Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. As a result of new Census criteria to delineate metropolitan areas, Preble County was eliminated from the MSA in 2010 as it no longer qualified for inclusion. A significant drop in population for the Dayton MSA is noted in the 2010 census because of these changes.[8]

Colleges and universities

The Greater Dayton region is home to a number of higher education facilities, including:

Largest employers

Notable largest employers in the Dayton region :[9]



Greater Dayton is served by international, regional and county airports, including:

Major highways

Public transit

The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority operates a public busing system in Montgomery county. Other transit agencies serve the surrounding counties and provide connections with RTA, including transit authorities in Greene and Miami counties.




In addition to Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, the Dayton Region's largest performing arts center, Greater Dayton has a vibrant theater community throughout the region.

Theatrical companies

See also

External links

  • City of Dayton website
  • Visitors Bureau
  • Dayton history


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder2". Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ Ready for `Daytonnati?' It could happen
  4. ^ "Census Of Population 1990-2000". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  5. ^ "Census Of Population 2010 with 2011 estimate". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Census FactFinder populations". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Census FactFinder incomes". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  8. ^ "Springfield separates from Dayton MSA". Dayton Business Journal. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  9. ^ "Dayton Economy Employers and Employees". June 25, 2009. 
  10. ^ Beavercreek Community Theatre. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.
  11. ^ Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center
  12. ^ Brookville Community Theatre
  13. ^ Welcome to the Frontpage
  14. ^ a b c Victoria Theatre Association - Broadway in Dayton
  15. ^ a b DCDC - Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
  16. ^ Washington Township
  17. ^ Dayton Ballet
  18. ^ Dayton Opera
  19. ^ Dayton Theatre Guild
  20. ^ Welcome to The Human Race Theatre Company
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