Dothan, AL

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2020 Population
68,608
1.05% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40
1.01% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18%
4.48% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,377
2.75% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$152,700
1.33% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
29,127
1.57% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Dothan, AL had a population of 68.6k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $48,377. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Dothan, AL grew from 67,894 to 68,608, a 1.05% increase and its median household income grew from $47,081 to $48,377, a 2.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dothan, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.43%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.34%).

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 (1,319 degrees awarded in 2020), Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (151 degrees), and Fortis College-Dothan (111 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Dothan, AL was $152,700, and the homeownership rate was 59.6%.

Most people in Dothan, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Dothan, AL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Dothan, AL is home to a population of 68.6k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.05% of Dothan, AL residents were born outside of the country (2.09k people).

In 2020, there were 1.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.7k people) in Dothan, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.67k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2020 Citizenship
98.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.5% of Dothan, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Dothan, AL was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dothan, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39.7k ± 532
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    23.7k ± 550
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.67k ± 219
3.4%
Hispanic Population
2.34k people

In 2020, there were 1.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.7k people) in Dothan, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.67k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.4% of the people in Dothan, AL are hispanic (2.34k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    47,080 ± 5,301 people
  2. Guatemala
    12,910 ± 2,786 people
  3. India
    10,249 ± 2,483 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 47,080 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 12,910 and India with 10,249.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.05%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.09k people
3.04%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.06k people

As of 2020, 3.05% of Dothan, AL residents (2.09k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dothan, AL was 3.04%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,590 ± 136
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,083 ± 114
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    842 ± 119

Dothan, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Dothan, AL employs 29.1k people. The largest industries in Dothan, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,422 people), Retail Trade (4,146 people), and Manufacturing (2,545 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,923), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,409), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,176).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,111. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

29.1k
2020 Value
± 759
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 3.31%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dothan, AL grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 28.7k employees to 29.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dothan, AL, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,850 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,893 people), and Management Occupations (2,388 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

29.1k
2020 Value
± 759
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 3.31%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dothan, AL grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 28.7k employees to 29.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dothan, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,422 people), Retail Trade (4,146 people), and Manufacturing (2,545 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

$42,081
Median earning men ± $1,195
$27,697
Median earning women ± $1,179

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,083), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,851), and Public Administration ($58,177).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($41,620), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,341), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,875).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $52.4B
  2. $22.9B
  3. $20.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $52.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($22.9B) and Base metals ($20.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alabama products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$282B
2020 Value in Alabama
$539B
Projected 2050 Value in Alabama
91.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alabama trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 91.3% to $539B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $31.7B
  2. $21.3B
  3. $14.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $31.7B, followed by Florida with $21.3B and Tennessee and $14.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville 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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Richard Shelby
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 1987
Until 1994, Richard Shelby won election to the Senate as a member of the Democratic Party.
Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville 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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In 2020, universities in Dothan, AL awarded 1,581 degrees. The student population of Dothan, AL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,577 male students and 2,974 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dothan, AL are White (1,002 and 63.4%), followed by Black or African American (432 and 27.3%), Hispanic or Latino (62 and 3.92%), and Asian (38 and 2.41%).

The largest universities in Dothan, AL by number of degrees awarded are George C Wallace Community College-Dothan (1,319 and 83.4%), Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (151 and 9.55%), and Fortis College-Dothan (111 and 7.02%).

The most popular majors in Dothan, AL are General Studies (421 and 26.6%), Registered Nursing (137 and 8.67%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (100 and 6.33%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 4,551 students enrolled in Dothan, AL, 34.7% men and 65.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,618 records, of which 61.8% were women and 38.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 202 degree-majors awarded
  2. 137 degree-majors awarded
  3. 30 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Dothan, AL was General Studies with 202 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. 1,319 degrees awarded
  2. 151 degrees awarded
  3. 111 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was George C Wallace Community College-Dothan with 1,319 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 612 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dothan, AL, which is 0.632 times less than the 969 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,002 degrees mean that there were 2.32 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 432 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,990) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($810) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.875% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.825% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (900k), and Secondary Education (638k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Dothan, AL was $152,700 in 2020, which is 0.664 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $150,700 to $152,700, a 1.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Dothan, AL is 59.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Dothan, AL have an average commute time of 19.5 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 $48,377. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Dothan, AL was Census Tract 401 with a value of $80,957, followed by Census Tract 305 and Census Tract 409, with respective values of $67,788 and $58,625.

Property

$152,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,010
$15,893
Median Property Taxes
±$458

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Dothan, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.6%
Homeownership
2020
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 59.6% of the housing units in Dothan, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.2%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 401
  2. Census Tract 305
  3. Census Tract 409

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dothan, AL was Census Tract 401 with a value of $80,957, followed by Census Tract 305 and Census Tract 409, with respective values of $67,788 and $58,625.

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.
$48,377
Median Household Income
± $1,815
26.7k
Number of Households
± 663

In 2020, the median household income of the 26.7k households in Dothan, AL grew to $48,377 from the previous year's value of $47,081.

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
2020 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2020, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.32% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.91%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.69%)

In 2020, 86.3% of workers in Dothan, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.91%) and those who worked at home (3.69%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dothan, AL have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% 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% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dothan, AL (12.2k out of 67.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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90% of the population of Dothan, AL has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 2.85% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Alabama was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Houston County, AL see 1114 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.07% decrease from the previous year (1186 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1513 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 658 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Alabama, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,114 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Houston County, AL

Primary care physicians in Houston County, AL see an average of 1,114 patients per year. This represents a 6.07% decrease from the previous year (1,186 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alabama across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

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

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10%
Uninsured
41.4%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
2.85%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dothan, AL declined by 7.94% from 10.9% to 10%.

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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