Dale is a town in Carter Township, Spencer County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,593 at the 2010 census.
Dale was originally called Elizabeth, and under the latter name was laid out in 1843. When a post office was established, the name was changed to Dale, in honor of Robert Dale Owen of New Harmony, the town's congressman at the time. The Dale post office has been in operation since 1844.
Dale is located at 38°10′7″N 86°59′17″W (38.168603, -86.988072).
According to the 2010 census, Dale has a total area of 1.56 square miles (4.04 km2), of which 1.55 square miles (4.01 km2) (or 99.36%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 0.64%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,593 people, 603 households, and 406 families living in the town. The population density was 1,027.7 inhabitants per square mile (396.8/km2). There were 649 housing units at an average density of 418.7 per square mile (161.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 84.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 12.6% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.1% of the population.
There were 603 households, of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.7% were non-families.