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Dale County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Dale County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of USA AL
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 22, 1824
Seat Ozark
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

563 sq mi (1,458 km²)
561 sq mi (1,453 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.3%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

49,129
39/sq mi (15/km²)

Dale County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of General Samuel Dale. As of the 2000 census the population was 49,129. Its county seat and largest city is Ozark.

History Edit

Dale County was established on December 22, 1824. It originally included what are now Coffee and Geneva Counties.

GeographyEdit

Dale County is located in the southeastern corner of the State of Alabama. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,457 km² (563 sq mi). 1,453 km² (561 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.3%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 49,129 people, 18,878 households, and 13,629 families residing in the county. The population density was 34/km² (88/sq mi). There were 21,779 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (39/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 74.4% White, 20.4% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. 3.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 2.85% of the population reported speaking Spanish at home, while 1.51% speak German.[1]

There were 18,878 households out of which 36% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.5 and the average family size was 3.0.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,000, and the median income for a family was $37,800. Males had a median income of $29,840 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,000. 15% of the population and 12.6% of families were below the poverty line. 19.4% of those under the age of 18 and 16.5% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Municipalities and census-designated places Edit

31°25′49″N 85°36′24″W / 31.43028, -85.60667

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