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City of Dayton
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Location in Montgomery County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 39°45′34″N 84°11′30″W / 39.75944°N 84.19167°W / 39.75944; -84.19167Coordinates: 39°45′34″N 84°11′30″W / 39.75944°N 84.19167°W / 39.75944; -84.19167
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyMontgomery
Founded1796
 1805 (city)
Government
 • MayorNan Whaley (D)
Area
 • City56.50 sq mi (146.33 km2)
 • Land55.65 sq mi (144.13 km2)
 • Water0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
Elevation
738 ft (225 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City141,759
 • Estimate 
(2015)[1]
140,599
 • RankUS: 189th
 • Density2,543.2/sq mi (981.9/km2)
 • Urban
724,091 (US: 59th)
 • Metro
799,232 (US: 71st)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
FIPS code39113
GNIS feature ID1064514
Websitedaytonohio.gov

Dayton is a large city in the American state of Ohio. It is where Orville and Wilbur Wright grew up. The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, also near Dayton, gets part of its name from the Wright brothers. The National Museum of the United States Air Force is inside the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Dayton has a humid continental climate (Dfa in the Koeppen climate classification).

Ten people were killed in a mass shooting in Dayton on 4 August 2019.

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