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The City of Dothan had a population of 68,979 as of July 1, 2020. Dothan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Dothan is located at latitude 31.2232 and longitude -85.3905 in Houston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dothan encompass a land area of 89.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Houston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 322 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Dothan are located in Houston County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Dale County.
The City of Dothan (GNIS ID: 2404238) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Dothan is located within Dothan Division of Houston County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Dothan: Cawthons Cowpen, Dothen, Poplar Head.
|Total Population||68,979 (100%)|
|Population in Households||67,616 (98.0%)|
|Population in Families||54,317 (78.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,363 ( 2.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$49,027|
|Average Household Income||$69,718|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||13%|
|Per Capita Income||$28,509|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||31,389 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||17,604 (56.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||10,591 (33.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,194 (10.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$149,051|
|Average Home Value||$189,153|
|Housing Affordability Index3||207|
|Average Household Size||2.4|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.05%|
|Per Capita Income||1.85%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.48%|
The table below compares Dothan to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 7||99th|
|Population Density||# 68||89th|
|Median Household Income||# 201||66th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 170||29th|
|Per Capita Income||# 122||79th|
|Diversity Index||# 69||88th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.