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The City of Ozark had a population of 14,093 as of July 1, 2022. Ozark ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ozark is located at latitude 31.4591 and longitude -85.6405 in Dale County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ozark encompass a land area of 34.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Dale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 423 feet.

The City of Ozark 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 Ozark is located within Ozark Division of Dale County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ozark: Bullards, Merrick, Merricks, Woodshop.

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Ozark, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 14,093 (100%)
Population in Households 13,784 (97.8%)
Population in Families 10,973 (77.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 309 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 413
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $50,185
Average Household Income $66,043
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $28,105
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,730 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,256 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 742 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $151,731
Average Home Value $178,263
Housing Affordability Index3 167


Total Households 5,986
Average Household Size 2.30
Family Households 3,794
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.86% -0.41%
Households -0.83% -0.35%
Families   -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.13%

Ozark, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ozark to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 54 91st
Population Density # 174 71st
Median Household Income # 293 51st
Housing Affordability Index # 261 44th
Per Capita Income # 291 51st
Diversity Index # 74 88th

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