Dothan, AL

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2022 Population
70,699
0.542% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.4
1% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.4%
0.997% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$53,704
9.15% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$175,900
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
30,351
1.58% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Dothan, AL had a population of 70.7k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $53,704. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dothan, AL grew from 70,318 to 70,699, a 0.542% increase and its median household income grew from $49,203 to $53,704, a 9.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dothan, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), White (Hispanic) (1.72%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.25%).

None of the households in Dothan, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Dothan, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dothan, AL are George C Wallace Community College-Dothan (1,018 degrees awarded in 2022), Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (150 degrees), and Fortis College-Dothan (94 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Dothan, AL was $175,900, and the homeownership rate was 58.7%.

Most people in Dothan, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Dothan, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Dothan, AL is home to a population of 70.7k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.08% of Dothan, AL residents were born outside of the country (2.18k people).

In 2022, there were 1.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.1k people) in Dothan, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.01k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Dothan, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dothan, AL was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dothan, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    40.1k ± 519
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    24.6k ± 503
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.01k ± 243
3.7%
Hispanic Population
2.62k people

In 2022, there were 1.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.1k people) in Dothan, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.01k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.7% of the people in Dothan, AL are hispanic (2.62k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Dothan, AL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    45,935 ± 5,238 people
  2. Guatemala
    15,043 ± 3,007 people
  3. India
    10,012 ± 2,454 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 45,935 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 15,043 and India with 10,012.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.08%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.18k people
2.95%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.08k people

As of 2022, 3.08% of Dothan, AL residents (2.18k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dothan, AL was 2.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,651 ± 159
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,436 ± 155
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    986 ± 105

Dothan, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dothan, AL employs 30.4k people. The largest industries in Dothan, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,360 people), Retail Trade (4,326 people), and Manufacturing (2,678 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($190,417), Utilities ($98,958), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,715).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,264. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

30.4k
2022 Value
± 821
1.58%
1 Year growth
± 3.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dothan, AL grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 29.9k employees to 30.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dothan, AL, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,034 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,863 people), and Management Occupations (2,786 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dothan, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

30.4k
2022 Value
± 821
1.58%
1 Year growth
± 3.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dothan, AL grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 29.9k employees to 30.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dothan, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,360 people), Retail Trade (4,326 people), and Manufacturing (2,678 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dothan, AL, though some of these residents may live in Dothan, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,828
Median earning men ± $1,473
$31,452
Median earning women ± $1,799

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,469), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($60,669).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,696), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,861), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($39,009).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 62% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alabama over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Dothan, AL awarded 1,262 degrees. The student population of Dothan, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,584 male students and 3,136 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dothan, AL are White (716 and 56.8%), followed by Black or African American (374 and 29.7%), Hispanic or Latino (67 and 5.31%), and Asian (47 and 3.73%).

The largest universities in Dothan, AL by number of degrees awarded are George C Wallace Community College-Dothan (1,018 and 80.7%), Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (150 and 11.9%), and Fortis College-Dothan (94 and 7.45%).

The most popular majors in Dothan, AL are General Studies (219 and 17.4%), Registered Nursing (153 and 12.1%), and Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (150 and 11.9%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,720 students enrolled in Dothan, AL, 33.6% men and 66.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,683 records, of which 61.8% were women and 38.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 28 degrees awarded
  2. 153 degrees awarded
  3. 107 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Dothan, AL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 28 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Dothan, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,018 degrees awarded
  2. 150 degrees awarded
  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was George C Wallace Community College-Dothan with 1,018 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 411 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dothan, AL, which is 0.483 times less than the 851 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 716 degrees mean that there were 1.91 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 374 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,110) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dothan, AL was $175,900 in 2022, which is 0.624 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $157,600 to $175,900, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Dothan, AL is 58.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dothan, AL have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dothan, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dothan, AL is $53,704. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Dothan, AL was Census Tract 305 with a value of $80,324, followed by Census Tract 401 and Census Tract 404, with respective values of $76,458 and $72,163.

Property

$175,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,075
$16,568
Median Property Taxes
±$523

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dothan, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.7%
Homeownership
2022
66.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.7% of the housing units in Dothan, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 305
  2. Census Tract 401
  3. Census Tract 404

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dothan, AL was Census Tract 305 with a value of $80,324, followed by Census Tract 401 and Census Tract 404, with respective values of $76,458 and $72,163.

The following map shows all of the places in Dothan, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$53,704
Median Household Income
± $1,495
28.2k
Number of Households
± 724

In 2022, the median household income of the 28.2k households in Dothan, AL grew to $53,704 from the previous year's value of $49,203.

The following chart displays the households in Dothan, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dothan, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.45%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.92%)

In 2022, 84.4% of workers in Dothan, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.45%) and those who worked at home (4.92%).

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dothan, AL have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.63% of the workforce in Dothan, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dothan, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dothan, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dothan, AL (12.8k out of 69.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dothan, AL is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88.7% of the population of Dothan, AL has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 2.75% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Houston County, AL see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.57% increase from the previous year (1114 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1501 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 627 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Houston County, AL

Primary care physicians in Houston County, AL see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 5.57% increase from the previous year (1,114 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Houston County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 19.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.3%
Uninsured
38.3%
Employer Coverage
20.3%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
2.75%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dothan, AL grew by 3.53% from 10.9% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dothan, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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