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The 2000 Census showed that Dale County had a population of 49,129 people. This represented 1.1% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Dale had a population of 48,147 people. This is a decrease of 2% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201050,251+2.28%+4.37% since 2009
200948,147-2%-0.52% since 2008
200848,400-1.48%+0.28% since 2007
200748,263-1.76%+0.47% since 2006
200648,038-2.22%-0.58% since 2005
200548,319-1.65%-0.76% since 2004
200448,691-0.89%-0.74% since 2003
200249,070-0.12%+0.14% since 2001
200149,001-0.26%-0.26% since 2000
200049,129The Last Census

Dale County had 21,779 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Dale County has a total area<3> of 562 square miles [1,457 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.6 square miles [4.15 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Dale County had a population density of 87.6 people per square mile [33.81 people/km²], making it the state's 21st most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Dale County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Dale and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Dale County QuickFact (QF-01045).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Dale County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Dale County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BarbourQF-01005   NE29,73729,0382.41%
CoffeeQF-01031   W48,63543,61511.51%
GenevaQF-01061   SW25,96125,7640.76%
HenryQF-01067   E16,64716,3102.07%
HoustonQF-01069   SE100,08588,78712.72%
PikeQF-01109   NW30,46129,6052.89%

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Census QuickFact for Dale County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Dale. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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