Dale, Indiana

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Dale, Indiana

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High Points

Dale strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

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Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 11% Dale Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Dale Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Dale, Indiana

Comparing Dale to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Senior Citizens 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 3
Age of the Population 5 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
People Living Alone 5 5

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Dale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles N of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky
County Spencer
Standard Zip Codes 47523
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.168
Longitude -86.99

Dale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Station ENGLISH 4 S
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 70 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
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Dale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,568 100%
Male 746 47.6%
Female 822 52.4%
Under 18 384 24.5%
18+ 1,184 75.5%
65+ 273 17.4%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 3.05
White 1,448 92.3%
African-American 16 1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 96 6.1%
Mixed Race 8 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 148 9.4%

Estimated Dale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,539
Growth -29
Growth % -1.8%

Dale Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 42%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.1%
US/American 11.6%
English 9.5%
Irish 8.6%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Italian 1.7%
Dutch 1.4%
Polish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Belgian 0.6%
Russian 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dale, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Carter (47523)
Heilman (47523)
Pigeon (47523)
Selvin (47523)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dale 1,568 $42,969
Ferdinand 2,277 $52,065
Gentryville 262 $41,750
Holland 695 $44,271
Huntingburg 5,598 $41,925
Santa Claus 2,041 $61,991
Tennyson 290 $36,250

Dale Public Libraries

Lincoln Heritage Pl
Dale, Indiana
(812) 937-7170
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