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Dale, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Dale had a population of 1,706 as of July 1, 2016. Dale ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dale is located at latitude 38.1735 and longitude -86.9874 in Spencer County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dale (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Spencer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Town of Dale (GNIS ID: 2396674) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Dale is located within Township of Carter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Spencer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dale: Elizabeth.

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Dale, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,706
Population in Households 1,644
Population in Familes 1,371
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 1,115
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 648
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 441
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 442 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $95,833
Average Home Value $107,692


Median Household Income $40,852
Average Household Income $49,920
Per Capita Income $20,005
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 0.85%
Households 1.16% 0.85%
Families 1.33% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dale, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dale to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 255 63rd
Population Density1 # 418 39th
Diversity Index2 # 39 94th
Median Household Income # 521 24th
Per Capita Income # 547 20th

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