Dale is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 13,890 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. 43.23% 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 (14.33%), sales jobs (7.61%), and management occupations (5.22%).
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.
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 38.45 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Dale doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Dale have a very low rate of college education: just 9.57% 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 $22,928, 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 $91,712 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 64.79% 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dale include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and French.
In addition, Dale has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.23%).
The most common language spoken in Dale is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Italian.