Dobson, North Carolina Population 2024

1,462

Dobson is a city located in Surry County North Carolina. Dobson has a 2024 population of 1,462. It is also the county seat of Surry County.Dobson is currently growing at a rate of 0.07% annually but its population has decreased by -0.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,463 in 2020.

The average household income in Dobson is $66,806 with a poverty rate of 10.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dobson is 37.3 years, 33.9 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

Dobson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dobson was:

  • White: 72.63%
  • Black or African American: 12.25%
  • Two or more races: 6.35%
  • Asian: 5.63%
  • Other race: 3.15%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
729.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.07% (-1)
The current population of Dobson, North Carolina is 1,462 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,463.

Dobson, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,31672.63%
Black or African American22212.25%
Two or more races1156.35%
Asian1025.63%
Other race573.15%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dobson Population by Race

Dobson Population Pyramid 2024

Dobson Median Age

37.3

Total

33.9

Male

39.2

Female

Dobson Adults

There are 1,580 adults, (267 of whom are seniors) in Dobson.

Dobson Age Dependency

38

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dobson Sex Ratio

Female88048.57%
Male93251.43%

Dobson Population by Age

Dobson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5712.5147.352.7
Married2473.6468.831.2
Non Family2311.1731.668.4
Female862.8123.376.7
Male73.431000
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3.38

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

47.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dobson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dobson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dobson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 31.74%.

Dobson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,841

Average Earnings

$33,981

Average Male

$28,438

Average Female

Dobson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dobson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dobson Language

78.57% of Dobson residents speak only English, while 21.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.49% of the population.

Dobson Language

Dobson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White992979.78%
Hispanic2354117.45%
Multiple1133329.2%
Other171164.71%
Black8067.5%
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10.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.04%

Male Poverty Rate

11.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dobson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dobson is Other, with 64.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dobson is Black, with 7.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 9.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.09%.

Dobson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.25%
High School25%
Some College6.55%
Bachelors or Greater2.44%
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Dobson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed85.71%
Male Unemployed40.54%
Male Employed
Female Employed
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Dobson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dobson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dobson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Dobson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dobson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Dobson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dobson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

63

Number of Veterans

53

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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Dobson Veterans by War

count

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Dobson Veterans by Age

count

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Dobson Veterans by Race

Dobson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dobson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.6%

Labor Force Participation

42.7%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Dobson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dobson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dobson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.38%

Born in Dobson

88.25%

Native Born

11.75%

Foreign Born

11.2%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.25% of Dobson residents were born in the United States, with 67.38% having been born in North Carolina. 11.2% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dobson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,46710.07%
20281,46610.07%
20271,46510.07%
20261,46410.07%
20251,46310.07%
20241,46210.07%
20231,46110.07%
20221,46010.07%
20211,459-4-0.27%
20201,463-75-4.88%
20191,538-5-0.32%
20181,543-5-0.32%
20171,548-1-0.06%
20161,549-4-0.26%
20151,553-10-0.64%
20141,563-4-0.26%
20131,567-13-0.82%
20121,580-8-0.5%
20111,588
20101,588
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Dobson Population by Year