Community Data

Ozark and Dale County


Ozark and Dale County have governments that are proactive and pro-business. There are two industrial parks and available buildings of various sizes for retail businesses. Sites in the area have well established industrial infrastructure to meet industry's transportation, water, gas, sewer and electrical requirements. Ozark and Dale County have all the essentials for growth and success.

Data taken from Community Data by Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc. and from Alabama Community Profile.

Population

A labor force of nearly 15,119 skilled in electronics, avionics and sophisticated aviation technological vocations, is readily available in the county. Additionally, the MSA supplies over 100,000 employable adults with similar skills.

Estimated population within 30 miles - 214,282

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Income

  • Per Capita $27,585
  • Average Household $40,431
  • Median Household $32,303

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Climate

  • Average Annual Temperature - 66 deg F | January - 46 deg F | July - 81 deg F
  • Average Annual Precipitation - 50 inches
  • Altitude - 470 ft
  • Prevailing Winds - NE 8 Knots
  • Length of Growing Season - 240 days

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Education

The city and county provide excellent training for their students. Carroll High School is recognized as one of Alabama's top five school systems and has piloted programs in Principles of Technology, Long Distance Learning, and Discrete math. Seventeen different vocational courses are offered and are part of a consortium developed in Tech Prep with the Alabama Aviation and Technical College.

Excellent training programs are available through four post-secondary educational institutions within a 22 mile radius. Instruction can be customized to meet the industry's needs. Alabama Industrial Development Training, an excellent work training program which customizes training materials and instruction to meet industries' needs and offers pre-job recruitment, is available to new and expanding industry at no charge.

An additional junior college is only 15 miles away. Troy University at Dothan is within 25 miles. Night classes from various secondary institutions are available on nearby Fort Rucker and are open to the local community.

Ozark City Board of Education

Dale County Board of Education

Vivian B. Adams School

Enterprise - Ozark Community College

Troy University at Dothan

Wallace Community College

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Government

  • City - Mayor/City Council, Ozark Municipal Complex, Ozark, AL    www.ozarkalabama.us
  • County - Probate Judge/Commission
  • Dale County Commission, 202 Highway 123, South, Suite C, Ozark, AL, 36360, (334) 774-6025
  • Dale County Sheriff's Department, Courthouse, Ozark, AL www.daleso.com

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Emergency Medical Service

  • Paramedics - Yes
  • 911 or E911 - Yes

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Transportation

  • Federal Hwy 231 (4 lane)
  • State Highways 27, 123, and 249
  • CSX Rail with piggyback and inter modal facilities.
  • Nearest port - 40 miles

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Air Service

  • Blackwell Field - 5,000 ft runway, lighted, hangars and repair facility.
  • Dothan Regional Airport (Only minutes away and located in Dale County) - Commercial airport. Delta Connection and Northwest Airlink.

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Motor Freight

  • Carriers with local terminals - 12
  • Servicing 48 states - 6
  • Servicing Alabama only - 12
  • Servicing Southeast only - 12

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Utilities

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Communication

  • CenturyTel
  • Newspapers - 1 daily and 1 local weekly
  • Radio Stations - 2 AM and 2 FM
  • TV Stations - FOX, NBC, CBS, and ABC.
  • Cable Service - Troy Cable

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Medical Facilities

  • Dale Medical Center - 89 beds, 32 physicians
  • Two nearby regional medical facilities (22 miles)
  • Dentists - 6

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Community Facilities

  • Motels - 7 - Rooms - 324
  • Campsites - 2 - Sites - 85
  • Restaurants - 30
  • Auditoriums - multiple. Largest has a seating capacity of 4,224
  • Ozark Dale County Public Library

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Recreation Facilities

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Local Taxes

Retail Sales

  • City - 4 %
  • County - 1 % (may vary within city limits)
  • State - 4%

Income/Occupational Tax

  • City/Country Occupational - None
  • State Corporate - 5 %
  • State Individual - 2 to 5 %
  • Deductions are allowed for Federal Income Tax .
  • Federal retirement is not taxed.

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