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Dayton (/ˈdeɪtən/; local pronunciation: /ˈdeɪʔn/) is the sixth-largest city in the state of Ohio and is the county seat of Montgomery County. A small portion of the city extends into Greene County. In the 2010 census, the population was 141,527, and the Dayton metropolitan area had 799,232 residents, making it Ohio's fourth-largest metropolitan area, after Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus and the 63rd-largest in the United States. The Dayton-Springfield-Greenville Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,080,044 in 2010, making it the 43rd-largest in the United States. Dayton is within Ohio's Miami Valley region, just north of the Cincinnati–Northern Kentucky metropolitan area. Ohio's borders are within 500 miles (800 km) of roughly 60 percent of the country's population and manufacturing infrastructure, making the Dayton area a logistical centroid for manufacturers, suppliers, and shippers. Dayton also hosts significant research and development in fields like industrial, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering that have led to many technological innovations. Much of this innovation is due in part to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and its place within the community. With the decline of heavy manufacturing, Dayton's businesses have diversified into a service economy that includes insurance and legal sectors as well as healthcare and government sectors. Other than defense and aerospace, healthcare accounts for much of the Dayton area's economy. Hospitals in the Greater Dayton area have an estimated combined employment of nearly 32,000 and a yearly economic impact of $6.8 billion. It is estimated that Premier Health Partners, a hospital network, contributes more than $2 billion a year to the region through operating, employment, and capital expenditures. In 2011, Dayton was rated the No. 3 city in the nation out of the top 50 cities in the United States by HealthGrades for excellence in health care. Many hospitals in the Dayton area are consistently ranked by Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and HealthGrades for clinical excellence. Dayton is also noted for its association with aviation; the city is home to the National Museum of the United States Air Force and is the birthplace of Orville Wright. Other well-known individuals born in the city include poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and entrepreneur John H. Patterson. Dayton is also known for its many patents, inventions, and inventors that have come from the area, most notably the Wright brothers' invention of powered flight. In 2008, 2009, and 2010, Site Selection magazine ranked Dayton the No. 1 mid-sized metropolitan area in the nation for economic development. Also in 2010, Dayton was named one of the best places in the United States for college graduates to find a job.

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A discovery by “The Thompson Party” or twelve settlers of the region, Dayton was founded way back in the 17th century. Dayton tourism can be described as a humble to barely there. The city is monikered as the “Gem City”, although very few know of t. Apparently, there was a popular racehorse, named so, who hailed from this city.

With just a few attractions throwing light on the defense and aviation arenas, Dayton makes for a good city to explore with family and kids at leisure. Dayton tourism include National Museum of the U.S. Air Force which is the official museum of the United States Air Force. Then there is the Carillon Historical Park home to historic buildings and museums. Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center which is the city’s principal center of the lively arts. And many more.

 

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Facts and Stats for Dayton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Dayton

    Know the pollution level of Dayton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Dayton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Dayton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dayton.

    • Burglary and Theft 60 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 70 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 40 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 77.5 (High)
    • Attacks 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 27.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65 (High)
  • Living in Dayton - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Dayton is 175.68 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 36.37 (Low)
    • Climate Index 71.06 (High)
    • Pollution Index 10.6 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.86 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.82 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.27 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 91.23 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Dayton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dayton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.63 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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