Dayton, Ohio - Facts & Figures
Dayton, Ohio enjoys being in the center of the state. Ohio is within 500 miles of 60% of the population of the whole country. Dayton has therefore become central for industry in the areas of manufacturing, supplying, and transport. Over time, some of that industry has slowed and the city has diversified, adding development and research in industrial and aerospace engineering. Those fields have benefited from the prevalence of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's location within the community. Service positions such as health care, law, government and insurance also add to Dayton's economy.
Dayton also has an active tourism industry. Home to the National Museum of the United States Air Force and many inventors, most notably the Wright brothers, tourists interested in aviation equal about 1.3 million per year. Dayton has been voted #1 in economic development among mid-sized cities, and as one of the best places in the country for college graduates to find a job.
- Population: 142,148
- Industries: Construction; Accommodation and food services; Transportation equipment; Public administration; Educational services; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Administrative and support and waste management services
- Area Codes: 937
- ZIP Codes: 45390, 45431, 45432, 45433, 45434, 45402, 45403, 45404, 45405, 45406
- Surrounding Cities: Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Northridge, OH; Oakwood, OH; Shiloh, OH; Fort McKinley, OH; Riverside, OH; Moraine, OH; Kettering, OH; Drexel, OH