Dale, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Dale had a population of 1,164 as of July 1, 2016. Dale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dale is located at latitude 40.312 and longitude -78.9049 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Dale (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,306 feet.

The Borough of Dale (GNIS ID: 1215016) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Dale, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,164
Population in Households 1,164
Population in Familes 855
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 6,625
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 529
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 284
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 658 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (33.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 309 (47.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $32,164
Average Home Value $48,523


Median Household Income $26,965
Average Household Income $36,204
Per Capita Income $16,454
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.93% -0.87%
Households -0.85% -0.81%
Families -1.03% -0.93%
Median Household Income   -0.74%
Per Capita Income   -0.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dale, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dale to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 907 49th
Population Density1 # 66 96th
Diversity Index2 # 350 80th
Median Household Income # 1738 1st
Per Capita Income # 1734 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.