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    Fort Rucker, AL Local Information

    Fort Rucker is mostly in Dale County, Alabama, which has a population of about 50,250. Nearby communities are Daleville (4,650), Ozark (15,100), Enterprise (26,550), and Newton (1,500). About 25 miles southeast of post is the city of Dothan, with a population of 65,500.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Dale County area ranges from $350 to $600 per month, with a median of about $475 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in the Dale County area is about $93,900, compared to $123,900 for Alabama.

    Short Description of the Area: Ozark is the seat of Dale County, which is part of a larger area known as the Enterprise-Ozark Micropolitan Statistical Area. This area was and still is largely farmland, and Dothan especially is still one of the world's biggest producers of peanuts, often referred to as the "peanut capital of the world".

    Climate and Weather:
    The climate of Dale County is humid subtropical, like much of Alabama, and means summers are hot and winters are fairly mild. The average temperature in July is about 81 degrees Fahrenheit, with highs often reaching into the 90s. The average during January is 48 degrees. Snow is very rare, but the annual rainfall is about 53 inches. Thunderstorms and hail are common, especially during tornadoes which are also fairly common. Dale County's risk for tornadoes is the same as Alabama's and much higher than that of the United States.