Dale, Pennsylvania

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Dale, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Dale Public Transportation Use
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Dale Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Dale Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 8% Dale Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Dale Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Dale Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 18% Dale Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Dale, Pennsylvania

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Age of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 2
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 2 1
College Educated Adults 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Short Commute Times 9 10
Working at Home 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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Dale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles SW of Allentown, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Berks
Metro Area Reading
Standard Zip Codes 19504
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.416
Longitude -75.616

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 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
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Dale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,503 100%
Male 681 45.3%
Female 822 54.7%
Under 18 368 24.5%
18+ 1,135 75.5%
65+ 286 19%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.88
White 1,401 93.2%
African-American 69 4.6%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 5 0.3%
Mixed Race 20 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 1.5%

Estimated Dale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,416
Growth -87
Growth % -5.8%

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 33.4%
Irish 13.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
Italian 9%
Polish 5.1%
English 4.7%
Slovak 3.9%
Dutch 2.6%
Pennsylvania German 2.2%
Croatian 2%
US/American 1.7%
Scottish 1.7%
Welsh 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
African 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Hungarian 0.8%
Austrian 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Lebanese 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Scandinavian 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:

Barto (19504)
Congo (19504)
Harlem (19504)
Niantic (19504)
Schultzville (19504)

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 1,503 $28,456
Alburtis 2,117 $57,863
Bally 1,062 $56,406
Bechtelsville 931 $52,045
Boyertown 3,940 $52,943
East Greenville 3,103 $48,824
Pennsburg 2,732 $56,250
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