Dwale, Kentucky

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Dwale, Kentucky
Census-designated place
Dwale is located in Kentucky
Location in Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°37′15″N 82°43′38″W / 37.62083°N 82.72722°W / 37.62083; -82.72722Coordinates: 37°37′15″N 82°43′38″W / 37.62083°N 82.72722°W / 37.62083; -82.72722
Country  United States
State  Kentucky
County Floyd
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 329
 • Density 502/sq mi (193.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 21-23104
GNIS feature ID 2629606
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dwale, Kentucky

Dwale is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Floyd County, Kentucky, United States.[1] The 2010 United States Census reported that Dwale's population was 329, of which 312 persons were white and 9 persons were Asian.[2]

The origins of the name Dwale are unclear. Although it is said to have been named for a town in Wales, no such Welsh place name has been found.[3]


Dwale is located in north-central Floyd County on the west side of the Levisa Fork, just north of Allen. U.S. Route 23 passes through Dwale, leading northwest 5 miles (8 km) to Prestonsburg, the county seat, and southeast 22 miles (35 km) to Pikeville.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Dwale CDP has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), of which 0.66 square miles (1.70 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 2.57%, is water.[4]


  1. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Dwale, Kentucky." USGS. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dwale, Kentucky Retrieved May 12, 2011.
  2. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL1.ST10&prodType=table 2010 US Census report for Kentucky
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 87. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Dwale CDP, Kentucky". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 23, 2016.