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Dale, Wisconsin
Town hall in Dale
Town hall in Dale
Location of Dale, Wisconsin
Location of Dale, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Outagamie
Established November 18, 1853
 • Total 30.5 sq mi (78.9 km2)
 • Land 30.4 sq mi (78.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 856 ft (261 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,731
 • Density 75.2/sq mi (29.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-18525
GNIS feature ID 1583044
Website http://www.townofdale.org/

Dale is a town in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States, established on November 17, 1853. The population was 2,731 at the 2010 census. The census-designated place of Dale and the unincorporated community of Medina are located in the town.


The land encompassing the town of Dale was originally a part of the neighboring town of Hortonia. It was first separated from and organized as the town of Medina on December 16, 1851 in a special night session of Hortonia's town board. Dissension arose about the proposed borders of the new town. Therefore, just over two months later on February 23, 1852, the action to create the Town of Medina was unanimously repealed by the board, returning the land to Hortonia.

Nearly two years later, the town of Dale was established on November 18, 1853, again separating control from the town of Hortonia.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.5 square miles (78.9 km²), of which, 30.4 square miles (78.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,288 people, 785 households, and 658 families residing in the town. The population density was 75.2 people per square mile (29.0/km²). There were 812 housing units at an average density of 26.7 per square mile (10.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.38% White, 0.04% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 785 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.1% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.1% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $60,152, and the median income for a family was $62,935. Males had a median income of $41,463 versus $26,410 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,993. About 0.4% of families and 1.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

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