Level Plains, Alabama

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Level Plains, Alabama
Location in Dale County and the state of Alabama
Location in Dale County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°18′49″N 85°46′2″W / 31.31361°N 85.76722°W / 31.31361; -85.76722
Country United States
State Alabama
County Dale
 • Total 3.1 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Land 3.1 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 315 ft (96 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,085
 • Density 681/sq mi (262.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36322
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-42472
GNIS feature ID 0152024

Level Plains is a small city in Dale County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 2,085.[1] It is part of the Ozark micropolitan statistical area.

Mayor Bruce Grantham is the current and eighth mayor to serve since the city, then a town, was incorporated on April 30, 1965. Grantham previously served as the fifth mayor from 1998 to 2004.


Level Plains is located in southwestern Dale County at 31°18′49″N 85°46′2″W / 31.31361°N 85.76722°W / 31.31361; -85.76722 (31.313659, -85.767307),[2] between Daleville to the east and Enterprise to the west. U.S. Route 84 passes through the middle of the community.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (7.9 km2), all land.[1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,007
1980 867 −13.9%
1990 1,473 69.9%
2000 1,544 4.8%
2010 2,085 35.0%
Est. 2015 2,023 [3] −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 2,085 people with 866 housing units with 801 occupied in the incorporated area. The increase in population by 541 people from the 2000 census changed Level Plains' designation from a town to a small city. The population density was 527.2 people per square mile (203.5/km²). There were 713 housing units at an average density of 243.5 per square mile (94.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.86% White, 9.42% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 1.36% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races. 3.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 602 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,269, and the median income for a family was $44,432. Males had a median income of $33,182 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,423. About 8.9% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.


The City Hall is located at 1708 Joe Bruer Road, which is also known as the old Alabama state route 134. The Level Plains town government includes a mayor and five city council members, a city clerk, a court magistrate, a police department, water department and a volunteer fire department. The city is served by both the Daleville and Enterprise U.S. Postal offices, with the city hall using the Daleville 36322 postal address. The primary north-south road is Dale County Road 1, with U.S. Highway 84 bisecting west to east through the middle of the incorporated areas.


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Coordinates: 31°18′49″N 85°46′02″W / 31.313659°N 85.767307°W / 31.313659; -85.767307