Dayton, Ohio

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City of Dayton
City
Nickname(s): The Gem City
Motto: Birthplace of Aviation
Dayton, Ohio is located in Ohio
City of Dayton
Location in 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
Country United States
State Ohio
County Montgomery
Founded 1796
  1805 (city)
Government
 • Mayor Gary Leitzell (I)
Area
 • City 56.6 sq mi (147 km2)
 • Land 55.7 sq mi (144 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Population (2010) 141,527 (174th in U.S.)
 • Density 2,979/sq mi (1,150/km2)
 • Metro 841,502 (61st in U.S.)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39113
GNIS feature ID 1064514

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.

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