Bill Franz

Dayton Fast Facts


Dayton is located in the center of the U.S. population and is central to the major United States markets. Our strategic location enables us to reach over 50% of the U. S. population and 55% of the purchasing power within 90-minutes by air.

Total Land Area

The Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is 461.68 square miles.


The Dayton MSA population was 841,502 in 2010.


The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.04.


The household incomes in the Dayton area are above the Ohio and national median average.  The median effective buying income is $31,811.

Average cost of Living Index

On a scale of 100 is 93.1.


More than 900 churches of all denominations are represented.

Higher Education

26 institutions of higher learning within Dayton including medical, law and engineering schools.


Dayton International Airport has nearly 80 daily arrivals and departures servicing the majority of the major airlines.  Additionally Dayton/Montgomery County offers (2) The Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport and Moraine AirPark, smaller airports for private aircraft use.


Dayton Dragons - Cincinnati Reds (A) affiliate Baseball

Dayton Dutch Lions FC- United Soccer League

Dayton Dynamo - National Premiere Soccer League Midwest Region



Dayton Daily News, Dayton Business Journal, Dayton City Paper, and more than 20 suburban newspapers


Six major networks and cable systems and community access channels.


17 radio stations with various formats.


Ten hospitals in the region received 5-star ratings for areas of specialty.  15 Medical Facilities in the Dayton Region (including hospitals)

Just a few of the Inventors from throughout Dayton history

Vincent C. Apple - Isolated home/farm electric lighting system

John Balsley - Stepladder

Rufus Currier Bossard -Photoelectric cell- the black light

John Birden and Kenneth Jordan - Radioisotopic thermoelectric generator for spacecraft

Frank Caldwell - Controller pitch propeller

Carl Carlson - Microfiche

Dr. William Hale Church - Cellophane tape

E.R. Churchwell - Collapsible portable crib

Leland Clark - Human heart-lung machine

Luzern Custer - Motorized wheelchair

Tom Edwards - Walker attachment for wheelchairs

E.T. Fraze - Pull tab and pop top beverage cans

Arthur Frei - Ice cube tray with ejector mechanism

Harvey Dunn Geyer - Automotive and refrigeration equipment

Lt. Colonel Roger Gounard Smart fan- operates based on change in temperature

Barret Green - Micro-Encapsulation

Wayne Hardy - Goniometer measures location of thalamus for surgery

Max Issacson - Manually Operated External Heart Machine and Expiratory Valve

John Janning - Liquid crystal alignment methodology

C. Francis Jenkins - Movie projector, movie camera, movie film and movie theater

Charles F. Kettering - Automobile self starter and over 300 patents

F.D. Klein - 100 octane aviation fuel

Fred Kohnle - Price tag affixing machine

Geoggrey Kruesi -Directional compass with dual radio beam triangulation system

Maurice Krug - Space food

Sidney Lambden -Flexible radiator hoses and wire impregnated sweeper hoses

William Lear - Learmatic electrostatic gyroscope

George Leland - Lighted scoreboard, Leland refractor, rotary and linear solenoid

E.F. McDonald - Incentive stamps

William McHose -Steel furnace

Alfred Mellowes -Self contained refrigerator

Thomas Midgely -Ethyl leaded gasoline

John Morton - Parking meters

Dr. Sanford Moss - Airplane supercharger

Tom Payne - Official building mail chutes

Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky - Electrically stimulated ambulatory motion

James Ritty - Cash register

Daniel Webster Schaeffer - Gas masks

Henry Seeler - Portable breathing resuscitator

Albert Smith - Parachute

John P. Tytus - Process of continuous rolling of wide strip steel manufacturing

Orville and Wilbur Wright - Airplane, controls for rudder, elevator, wing lift shape

Other inventions from Dayton history; Airplane ejection seats, artificial heart and kidney, automobile air bags, bionic organs, blind solo flight, carbonless paper, chrome plating, computerized aircraft loading system, computing scale for butchers and grocers, continuous rolling of wide-strip steel manufacturing process, electric cash register, filter cigarettes, frost proof freezer, fuzz buster, glass photographic negatives, ice cream cone, instant blood-glucose level testing, lighting system, mood rings, night serial photography, nuclear powered pacemaker, parachute, quick process malleable iron, room air conditioner, solenoid, double glass windows, laser weapons, liberty engine and fixed-focus headlights.


January   February  
Average High 33.7 F Average High 38.2 F
Average Low 19.0 F Average Low 22.4 F
Average Precipitation 2.60 inches Average Precipitation 2.29 inches
March   April  
Average High 49.3 F Average High 60.7 F
Average Low 31.2 F Average Low 40.4 F
Average Precipitation 3.29 inches Average Precipitation 4.03 inches
May   June  
Average High 71.2 F Average High 80.1 F
Average Low 51.1 F Average Low 60.2 F
Average Precipitation 4.17 inches Average Precipitation 4.21 inches
July   August  
Average High 84.2 F Average High 82.3 F
Average Low 64.4 F Average Low 62.2 F
Average Precipitation 3.75 inches Average Precipitation 3.49 inches
September   October  
Average High 75.6 F Average High 63.5 F
Average Low 54.6 F Average Low 43.5 F
Average Precipitation 2.65 inches Average Precipitation 2.72 inches
November   December  
Average High 50.1 F Average High 38.5 F
Average Low 34.3 F Average Low 24.4 F
Average Precipitation 3.30 inches Average Precipitation 3.08 inches