Dayton is the 6th largest city in the state of Ohio and is the county seat of Montgomery County. At the 2010 census, the Dayton metropolitan area was 841,502 making it the fourth largest metropolitan area in Ohio and the 61st largest in the United States. The Dayton-Springfield-Greenville Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,072,891 in 2010 and is the 43rd largest in the United States.
Orville Wright, poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, and entrepreneur John H. Patterson were born in Dayton. Dayton is also known for its many patents, inventions, and inventors that have come from the area.
The City of Dayton is also host to yearly festivals. Most notably the Dayton Celtic Festival and the City Folk Festival. The Dayton Celtic Festival attracts more than 30,000 people yearly and has Irish dancing, food, crafts, and performers such at Gaelic Storm. Other festivals held in the city of Dayton include, the Dayton Blues Festival, Urban Nights, the African American and Cultural Festival, and the Dayton Reggae Fest.
Based in Dayton is the Mexican Restaurant chain Hot Head Burritos, which was ranked by AOL.com in 2009 as one of America's next big chains. Other Dayton-based food chains are Super Subby's which specializes in submarine sandwiches and chili, The Flying Pizza which is a New York–style pizza chain, Fricker's which specializes in chicken wings, and The Submarine House which specializes in submarine sandwiches.
The Dayton area is served by Five Rivers MetroParks, encompassing 14,161 acres over 23 facilities for year-round recreation, education, and conservation. The MetroParks maintains over 70 miles of paved, multi-use scenic trails that connect Montgomery County with Greene, Miami, Warren and Butler Counties. Five Rivers Metroparks, from 1996 to 1998, Dayton hosted the National Folk Festival. Since then, the annual Cityfolk Festival has continued to bring the best in folk, ethnic and world music and arts to Dayton. The Five Rivers MetroParks also owns and operates the PNC Second Street Market located near downtown Dayton. The Market has more than 50 vendors selling items such as produce, cooked foods, baked goods, crafts, and flowers.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,523, and the median income for a family was $34,978. Males had a median income of $30,816 versus $24,937 for females. The per capita income for the city was $34,724. About 18.2% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.0% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.
The region is dominated by a humid continental climate, characterized by hot, muggy summers and cold, dry winters. Dayton is subject to severe weather typical to the Midwestern United States. Tornadoes are possible from the spring to the fall. Floods, blizzards, and severe thunderstorms can also occur from time to time.
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WQRP 89.5 FM Dayton, OH Christian Contemporary
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W273BQ (WUFM) 102.5 FM Dayton, OH Christian Contemporary
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WGRR 103.5 FM Hamilton, OH Classic Hits
WLW 700 AM Cincinnati, OH News/Talk
WONE 980 AM Dayton, OH Sports
WGNZ 1110 AM Fairborn, OH Gospel Music
WDAO 1210 AM Dayton, OH Urban Contemporary
WING 1410 AM Dayton, OH Sports
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Artistic Attractions Multi-Cultural Salon and Spa - Category: Hair Salon - 17 S Saint Clair Street, Suite 101 - Dayton, OH 45402-2153 (937) 461-4247
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Graffittis Multicultural Salon - Category: Hair Salon - Black Professional Hair Care, Sew in Weaves, Relaxers, Color Bar, Natural Hair Care, Eye Brow Lashes Bar, Children Dayton Mall 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd Suite 910 - Dayton, OH (937) 610-4247 - (visit website)
In the Spirit Salon & Spa - Category: Hair Salon - 4327 Salem Ave., Dayton, OH 45416 (937) 278-4447
Layene African Hair Braiding - Category: Hair Salon - 5850 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45415-3232 (937) 274-4045
Ms. Grace Hair & Spa Salon - Category: Hair & Spa Salon - A Hair Salon. Grace Malone "Ms. Grace" has been in business for 31 years. Owner and operator of Ms.Grace Hair and Spa Salon for the past 15 years. Ms. Grace Hair & Spa Salon is committed to providing the best services to our customers. We provide ongoing education to customers about their services our products, and changes in the beauty industry. Our responsibility to our customers is to maintain a good reputation for quality services in our salon. Here at Ms Grace Hair & Spa Salon we strive to combine our passion for complete over all beauty care and to cater to each client's individual needs. Ms Grace Hair & Spa Salon is also helping to create beauty and wellness in our community. 3916 Salem Ave - Dayton, Ohio (937) 278-2140 - (visit website)
Racky's African Hair Braiding - 4407 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45405-5016 (937) 278-1910
Renown Premium Hair - Category: Hair Salon - Renown Premium Hair is a luxury line of virgin and remy hair extensions. Specialty collections include Super Natural, The Bomb Hair, and the luxurious single-donor Butt Naked Indian Temple virgin hair extensions. Bundles start at $59. We now offer in-store installation and have 2 in-mall locations to serve you. Open 7 days.
Online booking available. 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Road #1122 - Dayton, OH - (visit website)
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Black Data Processors Association-Dayton - Category: Data Processors - Information technology organization looking to strengthen our community through networking, technology, education and leadership development. https://bdpa.site-ym.com/group/DD Po Box 45402 Dayton, Ohio (937) 397-7371 - (visit website)
Dayton Funny Bone - Premier Funnybone and Improv comedy club/restaurant with nationally touring comics. - 88 Plum St. Suite 200, Dayton - (937) 429-5233 - (visit website)
Sloopy's - Wednesdays: Girls Night Out with 93 cent specials. - 613 E. Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402 (937) 228-8060
The Nutter Center - Touring comedians often visit the Nutter Center on the Wright State University campus. - 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton OH 45435-0001 - (937) 775-3498 - (visit website)
Wiley's Comedy Niteclub - Dayton's First and Ohio's Oldest Comedy Club - 101 Pine St. Dayton, Ohio (937) 224-5653 - (visit website)
Annual Dayton African American Cultural Festival - Location: RiverScape MetroPark (August) 111 E Monument Ave, Dayton OH (937) 222-7135
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Celebrate the culture and contributions of the Miami Valley African American Community.
Black Women's Think Tank - (February) Sinclair Community College Dayton Campus
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The BWTT is an annual conference dedicated to celebrating, empowering, and improving the lives of women of color. BWTT strives to build networks of women across generations, ethnic/racial groups, and socioeconomic levels that evoke personal and communal change.
Citifolk Festival - The Cityfolk Festival takes place rain or shine (July) 111 E Monument Ave, Dayton, OH - RiverScape (937) 274-0126 - (visit website)
Music, parades, performances, and good food.
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