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Welcome to Dora ...

The city of Dora is located in Walker County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Dora has a population of 1,946 people<1> (see below for details).

Dora was established in 1886.

The community of Dora was originally named Sharon.

Dora is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Dora lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Dora: (205)

The ZIP code for Dora: 35062<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dora had a population of 2,025 people. This makes Dora the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Dora represents 0.04% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 177th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,025 people, the population of Dora decreased 16.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,413 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Dora had an population of 1,946 people. This is a decrease of 3.9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.35% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dora.

Communities near Dora ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2016
Adamsville   [Map]   4,360   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cordova   [Map]   2,014   W   5 miles [8 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,084   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Graysville   [Map]   2,107   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dora.

Communities Also Named Dora ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Dora - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dora.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dora. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dora. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dora.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dora:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dora ...

Looking for more information about Dora? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dora, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Dora.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Dora. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dora.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dora). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dora or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Dora. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dora) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dora. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dora

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dora. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7286, Longitude: -87.0903     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dora.