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Welcome to Dale ...

Dale is located in Cambria County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Dale, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1911.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dale has a population of 1,125 people<2> (see below for details).

Dale is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Dale lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Dale is within the (814) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dale had an population of 1,125 people. This is a decrease of 8.83% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dale had a population of 1,234 people. This makes Dale the county's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,234 people, the population of Dale decreased 17.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,503 people).

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

Communities Also Named Dale ...

While we believe that this Dale is located in Cambria County, we know of another 2 Pennsylvania communities named Dale. Those communities are located in the following counties: Berks and Clearfield County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 36 communities that are also named Dale - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Dale ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dale.

  • Windber
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Ebensburg
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Nanty Glo
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Portage
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Cresson
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Ligonier
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Loretto
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Central City
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
    • Central City is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,021 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City <4>
  • Paint
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint
    • Paint is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
  • South Fork
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dale. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dale. See our Newspapers Page for Dale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dale ...

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

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Dale, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Dale.

Adding Dale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Dale was on a map titled Map of Pennsylvania (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dale.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cambria County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Cambria, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dale.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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