About Our Community

Welcome to Dayton, We Are Glad You Stopped by
The City of Dayton is located 38 miles Northeast of Downtown Houston, 18 miles North of Interstate 10 and 23 miles East of U.S. Highway 59. Baytown is located 22 miles South of the City and Humble is 23 miles West of Dayton. With easy access to the Houston metropolis, you can enjoy the amenities of the big city and then return home to a slower, simpler lifestyle.

As of the May 2010 Census the population inside the city limits of Dayton is 7,242. The Dayton Independent School District, the largest school district in Liberty County, covers 248 square miles in Liberty County and we currently have 5,084 students enrolled.

Economic Profile
Economically, the residents of Dayton were originally supported by work in the areas of farming, cattle ranching and oil. These industries continue today and still play an important part in the economic well being of the City. However, these jobs have now been supplemented by employment in the metal fabrication industry, the chemical refining industry, the oil field services industry, numerous types of retail employment and the coiled metal tube and pipe industry. The City has taken a proactive position when it comes to business and has created the Dayton Community Development Corporation to assist business development. This organization stands eager and ready to assist entrepreneurs in the start-up, relocation and/or expansion of their business.

Recreation
Being strongly committed to the family unit, Dayton offers a range of parks and playgrounds that provide an open-air experience. Baseball fields, soccer fields, playgrounds and an Olympic size swimming pool lend themselves to activities for one and all. For the outdoorsman, there is easy access to the Texas Gulf Coast and the opportunity to enjoy some of the best Redfish and Trout fishing to be found anywhere.

Whether your stay is for a weekend or a lifetime, I think you will like what you find in Dayton. - Jeff Lambright, Mayor