Dora is a city in Walker County, Alabama. Its population at the 2000 census was 2,413. It is part of the Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area, and has a total area of 7.5 square miles, all of which is land.
Manufacturing, warehousing, utilities and real estate trades are the major economic activities here. Public schools are a part of the Walker County Board of Education. It comprises one elementary school and one high school. The closest hospital is the Medical West, an affiliate of the UAB Health System, located about 16 miles away in Bessemer. Dora's cost of living is 18.30% lower than the country average, making living here significantly cheaper.
The city gets 55 inches of rain annually. The number of days with any measurable precipitation, in a year, is 100.