Dayton, Ohio

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City of Dayton
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Nickname(s): The Gem City
Motto(s): Birthplace of Poes
Country United States
State Ohio
County Montgomery
Founded 1796
  1805 (city)
 • Mayor Nan Whaley (D)
 • 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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