Dayton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lyon County, Nevada, United States. The population was 8,964 at the 2010 census. The micronation of Molossia is located in Dayton.
Dayton is located at 39°15′6″N 119°33′43″W / 39.25167°N 119.56194°W / 39.25167; -119.56194 (39.251707, -119.561943).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 31.7 square miles (82 km), of which 31.7 square miles (82 km) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km) (0.06%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,907 people, 2,198 households, and 1,674 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 186.3 people per square mile (71.9/km²). There were 2,322 housing units at an average density of 73.2 per square mile (28.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.42% White, 0.36% African American, 1.03% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 3.84% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.80% of the population.
There were 2,198 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $43,599, and the median income for a family was $46,859. Males had a median income of $33,038 versus $26,140 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,417. About 5.3% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.
Dayton Nevada neighborhoods include: Brookhaven, Copper Canyon, Dayton, Rose Peak, Santa Maria Ranch, Wagon Wheel, Windchase