Dothan, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Dothan had a population of 67,959 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Dothan, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 67,959
Population in Households 66,596
Population in Familes 53,470
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,363
Population Density2 760
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $44,183
Average Household Income $66,916
Per Capita Income $27,661


Total Housing Units 30,831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,276 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,453 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,102 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $148,326
Average Home Value $187,321


Total Households 27,729
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 17,995
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.39% 0.4%
Households 0.33% 0.37%
Families 0.06% 0.22%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Dothan, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dothan to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 99th
Population Density # 73 88th
Diversity Index # 69 88th
Median Household Income # 207 64th
Per Capita Income # 79 87th

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