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The City of Dora had a population of 2,101 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dora is located at latitude 33.7297 and longitude -87.0839 in Walker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dora (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Walker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 394 feet.

The City of Dora (GNIS ID: 2404235) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Dora is located within Dora Division of Walker County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dora: Horse Creek, Horsecreek, Sharon.

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Dora, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,101
Population in Households 2,101
Population in Familes 1,781
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 280
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 858
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 606
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 996 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 623 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 235 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $106,410
Average Home Value $169,191


Median Household Income $41,176
Average Household Income $53,731
Per Capita Income $21,590
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.06%
Households 0.73% 0.14%
Families 0.84% 0.03%
Median Household Income   -0.45%
Per Capita Income   0.97%
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.

Dora, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dora to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 208 64th
Population Density1 # 255 56th
Diversity Index2 # 404 31st
Median Household Income # 205 65th
Per Capita Income # 211 64th

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