Dayton, with a population of 1,965 according to the 2010 census, is one of the smallest towns in York County. The town shares borders with the towns of Lyman, Hollis, and Buxton, as well as with the cities of Biddeford and Saco. According to the United States Census Bureau, Dayton has approximately 18.40 square miles. Please visit Dayton's website for the most accurate, up to date information regarding their school systems. ( http://www.dayton-me.gov/ ).
Dayton has a rich history of using the Saco River, which runs through Dayton, as a means of economic growth. Early settlers used the river to float logs down to Saw Mills for lumber. As the lumber industry dwindled, Dayton saw Central Maine Power use the Saco River as a means to generate electricity with the construction of a hydroelectric dam in 1951.
With Major routes 5 and 35 intersecting near Dayton's town hall, Dayton is considered a very convenient small town to reside in while still having major access to economic development of nearby cities.
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