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Overview

Introduction to Ozark, Alabama

Ozark, Alabama, in Dale county, is 22 miles NW of Dothan, Alabama (center to center) and 174 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Dothan area. There are 15,119 residents in Ozark.

Ozark History

Originally, Ozark was inhabited by the Creek Indians. The city was named by a traveler from the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. The city's first European settler was John Merrick Sr., a Revolutionary War veteran. He settled in Ozark in 1822. Initially, the area was named Merricks, after its first settler, and was renamed Woodshop. The city adopted its current name in 1855. Ozark was incorporated in 1870.

Ozark and nearby Attractions

  • Ozark Country Club
  • Martindale Plaza Shopping Center
  • West View Heights Chapel
  • Jernegans Pond
  • Sam Dale Park
  • Southeast Alabama Qdm Association

Things To Do In Ozark

Claybank Jamboree is the local festival that is organized in October. The city also hosts the annual Jazz Fest in the month of April. The city has several historic places such as the Dowling Museum and Wiregrass Museum of Art. The Blue Springs State Park is also worth visiting. It spreads over 106 acres of land and has recreational facilities such as swimming, a playground, camping, and picnic areas.

Ozark Transportation

Dothan Regional Airport is the closest airport to Ozark.

Ozark Higher Education

George C Wallace State Community College, Troy State University, and Auburn University are among the nearby educational institutions of Ozark.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,721
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens20.1%
Employed Population 16+5,458
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married42.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.4%
Median Earnings25+$27,784
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,464

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,787
% Above Poverty Level75.1%
% Below Poverty Level24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone33.7%
Median Gross Rent$540
Median House Value$97,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.1%
German7.5%
Irish6.6%
English5.4%
Scottish2.1%
Italian1.9%
African1.5%
French Except Basque0.8%
Polish0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Canadian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swedish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Ozark Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dale County
Standard Zip Codes36360
P.O. Box Zip Codes36361
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.43
Approximate Longitude-85.64

Ozark Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationOZARK 6 NNW
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp39 to 60 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip56.3 inches
StationHEADLAND
Distance19.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp52 to 79 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 79 F
Annual Precip56.6 inches
StationTROY
Distance30.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 57 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp54 to 77 F
Annual Precip53.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ariton772$45,682
Daleville5,160$51,885
Level Plains2,430$71,250
Newton1,516$55,000
Pinckard471$48,750

Ozark Public Libraries

Ozark - Dale County Public Library
416 JAMES STREET
Ozark, Alabama
(334) 774-5480

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Ozark Hospitals

Dale Medical Center
(Proprietary)
126 Hospital Avenue
(334) 774-2601

Ozark Public Schools

Alt Learning Ctr
401 Martin Street
ZIP: 36360
High
Carroll High Sch
315 Eagle Way
ZIP: 36360
High
Total Enrollment 700
Carroll High Sch Career Ctr
227 Faust Ave
ZIP: 36360
High
D A Smith Middle Sch
994 Andrews Avenue
ZIP: 36360
Middle
Total Enrollment 521
Harry N Mixon Elem Sch
349 Sherrill Ln
ZIP: 36360
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Joseph W Lisenby Elementary School
860 Faust Ave
ZIP: 36360
Primary
Total Enrollment 290
M Thompkins Early Childhood Sch
271 Willa Circle
ZIP: 36360
Primary
Total Enrollment 209

Ozark Private Schools

Dale County Christian School
64 Susie St
ZIP: 36360
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
Harvest Christian School
1694 Deese Rd
ZIP: 36360
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
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