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Dale County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2017: 49,637 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 49,129 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,524
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,825
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,127
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,716 (it was 6,751 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

30%

Land area: 561 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 88 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Dale County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.3%), Retail trade (17.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (17.3%), Manufacturing (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 28%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Dale County, AL (2017)
    • 34,23469.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9,64319.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,0486.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,7543.6%Two or more races
    • 4721.0%Asian alone
    • 2360.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2190.4%Some other race alone
    • 80.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

37.3 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years
Males: 24,618  (49.6%)
Females: 25,019  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Dale County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,299 ($31,998 in 1999)
This county:

$46,299
Alabama:

$48,123

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $505 (lower quartile is $365, upper quartile is $793)
This county:

$505
State:

$565


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,522 (it was $62,800 in 2000)
Dale:

$115,522
Alabama:

$141,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,684 - $185,083
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $963
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $301

Institutionalized population: 344

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 17
  • Thefts: 50
  • Auto thefts: 8

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 25
  • Thefts: 70
  • Auto thefts: 9
Dale County, AL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 44 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 1999: 38 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2000: 44 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2003: 64 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2004: 69 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2005: 76 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2006: 95 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2007: 76 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2008: 55 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2010: 54 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2012: 71 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $61,800
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $51,700
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2016: 23 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $119,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Dale, AL residents
Average permit cost in Dale, AL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $491 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $328 (0.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Dale, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dale, AL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Dale, AL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.4%
Dale County:

18.4%
Alabama:

16.9%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.1% for Black residents, 18.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.2% for other race residents, 19.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.3 years old
(Males: 35.4 years old, Females: 39.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.9 years old, Black residents: 34.6 years old, American Indian residents: 35.0 years old, Asian residents: 38.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.3 years old, Other race residents: 25.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dale County is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $435 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ozark, Fort Rucker, Daleville, Echo, Newton, Midland City, Level Plains, Ariton, Pinckard, Clayhatchee.

Dale County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Dale County: Windham Poultry Farm (A), Green Horn Saddle Club (B), Camp Humming Hills (C), Pathway Juvenile Wilderness Camp (D), Camp Alaflo (E), South Alabama Motor Speedway (F), Leverett (G), Goodman Volunteer Fire Department (H), SpectraCare Health Systems Henry County Clinic (I), Ino Volunteer Fire Department (J), Battens Volunteer Fire Department (K), Five Star Volunteer Fire Department (L), Zion Chapel Volunteer Fire Department (M), Tri - Community Volunteer Fire Department Enterprise Station (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dale County include: Mount Vernon Church (A), Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church (B), New Chapel Church (C), Oak Grove Church (D), Old Tabernacle Methodist Church (E), Oak Grove Baptist Church (F), New Haven Baptist Church (G), New Ebenezer Baptist Church (H), Mount Zion Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McGee Cemetery (1), Consolation Cemetery (2), Shiloh Cemetery (3), Old Sharron Cemetery (4), Old Town Cemetery (5), Moore Cemetery (6), Rosin Ridge Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Prestwood Millpond (A), Beaver Pond (B), Shiloh Lake (C), Stump Pond (D), Jackson Pond (E), Sessions Pond (F), Lake Hulon (G), Ridgeway Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tanyard Branch (A), Stinking Creek (B), Soldiers Camp Creek (C), Slough Branch (D), Shoal Creek (E), Sardis Creek (F), Reedy Creek (G), Red Oak Creek (H), Rattle Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dale County include: Victoria Ball Park (1), Skelly Field (2), Meadow Lawn Memorial Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Calhoun County, Georgia , Brown County, Texas , Pike County , Miller County, Georgia , Irion County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Alabama:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Dale, AL
County total employment by year in Dale, AL
County average yearly wages by year in Dale, AL

Current college students: 2,353
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,422 (51.7% naturalized citizens)

Dale County:

2.9%
Whole state:

3.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4452010 or later
  • 3242000 to 2009
  • 1951990 to 1999
  • 2561980 to 1989
  • 2731970 to 1979
  • 381Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.4%

Dale County marital status for males Dale County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,137
  • One, attached: 663
  • Two: 774
  • 3 or 4: 1,373
  • 5 to 9: 699
  • 10 to 19: 157
  • 20 to 49: 84
  • 50 or more: 38
  • Mobile homes: 4,302
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Housing units in Dale County with a mortgage: 6,081 (187 second mortgage, 336 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,984

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

56.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dale County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,97968
Mainline Protestant3,71227
Black Protestant1,8919
Other8724
Catholic2781
None25,519-
Dale County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Dale County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Dale County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dale County:

12.5%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Dale County:

33.1%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Dale County:

Average size of farms: 304 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $97,090
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $218.37
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.18%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $77,532
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.54%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.26%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,422
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.45
Corn for grain: 2874 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 565 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 11567 harvested acres
Vegetables: 80 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 375 acres

Tornado activity:

Dale County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 1051426.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 13 fatalities and 183 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 1/13/1972, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 88 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dale County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from Dale County center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 361.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 168.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 214.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 250.1 miles away from Dale County center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4251: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4251, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 12, 2009 to December 18, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1870: December 31, 2009, FEMA Id: 1870, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 25, 2009 to April 03, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1835: April 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 1835, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1687: March 03, 2007, FEMA Id: 1687, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1593: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1593, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1549: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 05, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1442: November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1442, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Dale County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dale

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,127 (87.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,424 (6.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 195 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 472 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 483 (2.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (35%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • Panama (11%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Guatemala (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dale County


  • American (35%)
  • African (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Dale County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 987 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 369 people in nursing homes
  • 211 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 56 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Dale County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 551 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 262 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 72 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,840.

12.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.32%
Alabama average:

5.95%


0.44% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,688 average AGI)
Dale County:

0.44%
Alabama average:

0.05%

5.37% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($15,149 average AGI)
6.51% relocated from other states ($24,037 average AGI)
Dale County:

6.51%
Alabama average:

2.56%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Houston County, AL  1.96% ($36,661 average AGI)
from Coffee County, AL  1.56% ($36,243)
from Geneva County, AL  0.29% ($26,521)
from Henry County, AL  0.27% ($29,457)
from Montgomery County, TN  0.26% ($61,182)
from Pike County, AL  0.25% ($30,548)
from Barbour County, AL  0.24% ($23,902)


12.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,483 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.53%
Alabama average:

5.97%


0.40% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,394 average AGI)
Dale County:

0.40%
Alabama average:

0.05%

5.76% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($16,906 average AGI)
6.37% relocated to other states ($24,183 average AGI)
Dale County:

6.37%
Alabama average:

2.59%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Houston County, AL  2.16% ($32,519 average AGI)
to Coffee County, AL  1.81% ($41,042)
to Geneva County, AL  0.27% ($35,000)
to El Paso County, TX  0.26% ($58,250)
to Bell County, TX  0.25% ($55,762)
to Henry County, AL  0.24% ($39,375)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.21% ($53,556)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.6

Births per 1000 population in Dale County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Dale County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Dale County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dale County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Dale County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dale County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dale County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dale County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Dale County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,012 (5,959 aged, 2,053 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,179 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Dale County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (598)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (520)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (433)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (373)
  • Congestive heart failure (347)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (208)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (205)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (190)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (164)
  • Unspecified dementia (137)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 123.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 102.5
  • Other - 20.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 49,637
  • In family households: 40,791 (6,546 male householders, 5,862 female householders)
    9,000 spouses, 14,297 children (13,071 natural, 287 adopted, 928 stepchildren), 1,217 grandchildren, 680 brothers or sisters, 735 parents, 1,676 other relatives, 764 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,623 (2,898 male householders (2,301 living alone)), 3,350 female householders (3,007 living alone)), 1,374 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,211

Size of family households: 6,141 2-persons, 3,073 3-persons, 1,736 4-persons, 999 5-persons, 362 6-persons, 102 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,309 1-person, 834 2-persons, 111 3-persons.

6,607 married couples with children.
3,435 single-parent households (539 men, 2,896 women).

95.1% of residents of Dale speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $551,994,000 ($11,237 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $288,185,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $181,479,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $67,702,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,920,000
Federal grants: $46,957,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,263,000 ($5,627,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $242,674,000 ($236,111,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $992,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $27,315,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,661,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,019
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,395
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +225
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,167
Here -44 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dale County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.88 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.7

Year house built in Dale County, Alabama
  • Year house built in Dale County, Alabama
  • 7222014 or later
  • 1,0822010 to 2013
  • 3,9672000 to 2009
  • 4,0571990 to 1999
  • 3,8651980 to 1989
  • 3,8121970 to 1979
  • 2,8571960 to 1969
  • 1,3751950 to 1959
  • 5991940 to 1949
  • 1,0701939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dale County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dale County, Alabama
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dale County, Alabama
  • 251 room
  • 612 rooms
  • 1873 rooms
  • 1,0044 rooms
  • 2,5765 rooms
  • 2,7246 rooms
  • 2,0307 rooms
  • 1,1418 rooms
  • 1,2599+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dale County, Alabama
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dale County, Alabama
  • 1571 room
  • 1142 rooms
  • 5563 rooms
  • 1,9784 rooms
  • 2,2475 rooms
  • 1,5346 rooms
  • 5477 rooms
  • 3398 rooms
  • 1589+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dale County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dale County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dale County, Alabama
  • 26no bedroom
  • 2521 bedroom
  • 1,4832 bedrooms
  • 6,6983 bedrooms
  • 2,1364 bedrooms
  • 4425+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dale County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dale County, Alabama
  • 150no bedroom
  • 5781 bedroom
  • 2,5832 bedrooms
  • 3,5083 bedrooms
  • 7544 bedrooms
  • 745+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dale County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dale County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dale County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 347no vehicle
  • 2,5901 vehicle
  • 4,5112 vehicles
  • 2,4883 vehicles
  • 7124 vehicles
  • 4145+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dale County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dale County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 610no vehicle
  • 3,4891 vehicle
  • 2,8242 vehicles
  • 5993 vehicles
  • 1504 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles

81.8% of Dale County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in Alabama.

Dale County:

81.8%
State average:

86.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 27,510
  • Other state: 19,261
  • Northeast: 2,808
  • Midwest: 3,341
  • South: 11,154
  • West: 1,949
Year householders moved into unit in Dale County, AL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dale County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 86.4%Electricity
  • 7.8%Utility gas
  • 4.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 87.5%Electricity
  • 9.7%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 364
Here:

6.9%
Alabama:

10.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 179
Here:

6.9%
Alabama:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 224
Here:

8.4%
Alabama:

12.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Dale County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,122,000
    Other: $377,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $269,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,969,000
    Police Protection: $2,059,000
    Financial Administration: $1,531,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,300,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,072,000
    General Public Buildings: $722,000
    General - Other: $482,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $446,000
    Central Staff Services: $393,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $150,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $87,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $68,000
    Libraries: $66,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $39,000
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $75,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $39,000
    Other - Health - Other: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $582,000
    Interest Earnings: $87,000
    Rents: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $119,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,183,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,070,000
    Other: $788,000
    Public Welfare: $180,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,723,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $485,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $337,000
    Other License: $183,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $111,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,320,000

Dale County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,122,000
    Other: $377,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $269,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,969,000
    Police Protection: $2,059,000
    Financial Administration: $1,531,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,300,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,072,000
    General Public Buildings: $722,000
    General - Other: $482,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $446,000
    Central Staff Services: $393,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $150,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $87,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $68,000
    Libraries: $66,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $39,000
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $75,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $39,000
    Other - Health - Other: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $582,000
    Interest Earnings: $87,000
    Rents: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $119,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,183,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,070,000
    Other: $788,000
    Public Welfare: $180,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,723,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $485,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $337,000
    Other License: $183,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $111,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,320,000

Dale County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,122,000
    Other: $377,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $269,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,969,000
    Police Protection: $2,059,000
    Financial Administration: $1,531,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,300,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,072,000
    General Public Buildings: $722,000
    General - Other: $482,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $446,000
    Central Staff Services: $393,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $150,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $87,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $68,000
    Libraries: $66,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $39,000
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $75,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $39,000
    Other - Health - Other: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $582,000
    Interest Earnings: $87,000
    Rents: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $119,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,183,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,070,000
    Other: $788,000
    Public Welfare: $180,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,723,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $485,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $337,000
    Other License: $183,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $111,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,320,000

Dale County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,122,000
    Other: $377,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $269,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,969,000
    Police Protection: $2,059,000
    Financial Administration: $1,531,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,300,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,072,000
    General Public Buildings: $722,000
    General - Other: $482,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $446,000
    Central Staff Services: $393,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $150,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $87,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $68,000
    Libraries: $66,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $39,000
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000
    Corrections - Other: $29,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $75,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $39,000
    Other - Health - Other: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $27,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $582,000
    Interest Earnings: $87,000
    Rents: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $119,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,183,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,070,000
    Other: $788,000
    Public Welfare: $180,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,723,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $485,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $337,000
    Other License: $183,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $111,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,320,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,842
  • Number of aged recipients: 176
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,666
  • Number of recipients under 18: 328
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,185
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 329
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 775
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 779
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED169$90,799297$68,1211,009$80,278120$26,0925$346,200152$47,783
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$81,83333$74,667154$71,4425$16,0000$015$59,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$74,778147$49,109574$77,17485$22,7650$034$42,618
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$79,47144$88,023227$83,0665$42,2000$017$63,471
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$011$87,72772$80,0421$50,0000$06$50,833
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 11 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED82$90,451131$92,11517$46,941
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$171,66720$95,2504$69,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$54,0003$117,0001$48,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$95,3334$89,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$48,0000$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Dale, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Dale, AL - Value
Most common first names in Dale County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James57471.4 years
Mary39075.5 years
John38672.8 years
William34274.0 years
Robert27169.7 years
Willie25472.9 years
Annie20577.7 years
Charles16568.3 years
George13073.8 years
Thomas12674.2 years
Most common last names in Dale County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25274.9 years
Johnson22972.0 years
Williams16073.6 years
Jones15174.5 years
Brown13075.7 years
Martin11975.2 years
Byrd11377.0 years
Miller10175.9 years
Davis9675.3 years
Andrews9376.3 years
Businesses in Dale County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T6Lane Furniture4
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza3
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's2Maurices1
Ashley Furniture1Mazda1
AutoZone2McDonald's4
Best Western1Microtel1
Blockbuster1Nike5
Burger King4Nissan1
CVS1Office Depot1
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza1
Church's Chicken2Payless1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut3
Curves1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen3Quality1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza2Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx7Rue211
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Ryan's Grill1
Ford2SONIC Drive-In2
GNC2Sears2
GameStop1Subway8
Goodwill5T-Mobile3
H&R Block4Taco Bell3
Hardee's2Toyota1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul13
Honda1UPS8
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless2
JCPenney1Waffle House3
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC2Walmart2
Kroger1Wendy's2

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  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"