Dora, Alabama

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Location in Walker County and the state of Alabama
Location in Walker County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°43′46″N 87°5′13″W / 33.72944°N 87.08694°W / 33.72944; -87.08694
Country United States
State Alabama
County Walker
 • Total 7.5 sq mi (19.5 km2)
 • Land 7.5 sq mi (19.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 394 ft (120 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,413
 • Density 321.7/sq mi (123.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 01-21136
GNIS feature ID 0155055

Dora is a city in Walker County, Alabama, United States founded by Cole Smith. At the 2000 census the population was 2,413.


Dora is located at 33°43′46″N 87°5′13″W / 33.72944°N 87.08694°W / 33.72944; -87.08694 (33.729476, -87.087013).[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19 km2), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,413 people, 984 households, and 711 families residing in the city. The population density was 319.9 people per square mile (123.6/km2). There were 1,080 housing units at an average density of 143.2 per square mile (55.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.61% White, 16.66% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. 0.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 984 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,458, and the median income for a family was $29,000. Males had a median income of $28,942 versus $19,886 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,560. About 23.1% of families and 27.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.0% of those under age 18 and 23.5% of those age 65 or over.

2013-2014 Mayor is Randy Stephens

The Fire Chief is Chris Edwards.


  • T.S. Boyd Elementary/Junior High School[3]
  • Dora High School

The mascot for both schools is the Bulldogs, and both are members of the Walker County Board of Education.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "TS Boyd Junior Elementary School". Walker county. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 

Coordinates: 33°43′46″N 87°05′13″W / 33.729476°N 87.087013°W / 33.729476; -87.087013