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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.

People

Total Population 14,786
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 20%
Employed Population 16+ 5,594
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 43.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,729
% Above Poverty Level 76.9%
% Below Poverty Level 23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.7%
Median Gross Rent $558
Median House Value $95,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.4%
US/American 0%
English 5%
Irish 7.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ozark Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NW of Dothan, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 174 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Dale
Metro Area Dothan
Standard Zip Codes 36360
P.O. Box Zip Codes 36361
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.458
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)

Station OZARK 6 NNW
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
Station HEADLAND
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches
Station TROY
Distance 30.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ariton 702 $37,500
Daleville 5,188 $57,614
Level Plains 2,181 $71,333
Newton 1,709 $52,969
Pinckard 460 $44,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ozark Public Libraries

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

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Ozark Hospitals

DALE MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
126 HOSPITAL AVE
(334) 774-2601
Emergency Service: No

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Ozark High Schools

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CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL
455 FORREST AVE
334-774-4915
Serves 887 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER
227 FAUST AVENUE
334-774-4949
A Non-traditional School

CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL CAREER CENTER
227 FAUST AVE
334-774-4949
A Vocational School

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