Dale is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 12,891 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dale is the 202nd largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dale is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.76% of the Dale workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dale is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Dale who work in office and administrative support (11.42%), sales jobs (9.50%), and management occupations (7.79%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Dale has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Dale a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Dale is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dale, the average commute to work is 37.44 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Dale does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Dale have a very low rate of college education: just 9.99% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Dale in 2010 was $20,273, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,092 for a family of four. However, Dale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Dale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 54.23% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dale include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and British.
Dale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.57%.
The most common language spoken in Dale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.