Dale is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 14,738 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dale is the 197th largest community in Texas. Dale has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Dale, where the median household income is $67,880.00.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dale is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 46.36% of the Dale workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dale is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dale who work in office and administrative support (13.43%), sales jobs (9.39%), and management occupations (6.68%).
Also of interest is that Dale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Dale is worth considering.
In Dale, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.67 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Dale is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The rate of college-level education in Dale is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.75% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dale in 2018 was $23,002, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,008 for a family of four. However, Dale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dale is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Dale, accounting for 79.47% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Dale residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Dale include German, Scots-Irish, Irish, English, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Dale's cultural character, accounting for 23.17% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Dale is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Italian.