Why Dayton, MN?
The City of Dayton is located along the shores of the Crow and Mississippi Rivers and is shared between Hennepin and Wright Counties. We are a progressively growing community with a population of approximately 7,262 (based on the 2020 Census). Dayton is located along the I-94 corridor and is only 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, and 30 minutes from downtown St. Paul.
We’re Right Here
A city of beautiful, natural resources with convenient proximity to the best of the Twin Cities’ amenities.
We’ve Got Roots
A strong community that cultivates a genuine sense of connection and deep ties to its history and heritage.
We Play Outside
A place rich in opportunity to experience the many parks, trails, and rivers that immerse you in nature.
Our Mission & Strategic Plan
The City of Dayton’s mission is to promote a thriving community and to provide residents with a safe and pleasant place to live while preserving our rural character, creating connections to our natural resources, and providing customer service that is efficient, fiscally responsible, and responsive.