Dobson, North Carolina Population 2020

1,554

Dobson is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,554, it is the 285th largest city in North Carolina and the 8585th largest city in the United States. Dobson is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually but its population has decreased by -2.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,586 in 2010. Dobson reached it's highest population of 1,586 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Dobson has a population density of 776 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dobson is $53,365 with a poverty rate of 26.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $491 per month, and the median house value is $123,300. The median age in Dobson is 39.5 years, 35.1 years for males, and 46.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.8 males.

Dobson Demographics

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

  • White: 83.52%
  • Black or African American: 7.64%
  • Other race: 6.94%
  • Two or more races: 1.07%
  • Asian: 0.82%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dobson, North Carolina is 1,554, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,548.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,586.

Dobson, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,32383.52%
Black or African American1217.64%
Some Other Race1106.94%
Two or More Races171.07%
Asian130.82%

Dobson Population Pyramid 2020

Dobson Median Age

39.5


Total

35.1


Male

46.3


Female

Dobson Adults

There are 1,272 adults, (374 of whom are seniors) in Dobson.

Dobson Age Dependency

76.4

Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dobson Sex Ratio

Female

801

50.57%

Male

783

49.43%

Dobson Households and Families

Dobson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dobson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All53.2%46.8%
Female47.8%52.2%
Male32.7%67.3%
Non Family29.5%70.5%

53.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6342.253.2
Non Family2851.1929.5
Married2513.1485.3
Male522.5832.7
Female462.9347.8

3.01

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

2.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dobson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade827.78%
9th to 12th Grade13612.90%
High School Graduate26525.14%
Some College24022.77%
Associates Degree11811.20%
Bachelors Degree14213.47%
Graduate Degree716.74%

Dobson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White942768187
Hispanic5723
Black372719
Other Race2610
Multiple Races12127
Asian66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 58.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,098$35,595$25,417
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$25,781$33,281$16,250
Some College$31,058$35,417$26,111
Bachelors Degree$34,375$54,107$
Graduate Degree$43,125$80,625$41,875

$32,098

Average Earnings

$35,595

Average Male

$25,417

Average Female

Dobson Language

Dobson Language by Age

Dobson Language

90.32% of Dobson residents speak only English, while 9.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.54% of the population.

Dobson Poverty

Dobson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,08119718.22%
Hispanic22311551.57%
Other11010494.55%
Black594576.27%
Multiple171270.59%

26.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.30%

Male Poverty Rate

27.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dobson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dobson is Other, with 94.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dobson is White, with 18.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.76%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.81%
High School16.76%
Some College15.74%
Bachelors or Greater14.90%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed81.25%
Female Employed13.49%
Male Employed11.20%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Dobson Income

Dobson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,913$53,365
Families$56,875$58,497
Married Families$67,313-
Non Families$19,659$46,700

Dobson Marital Status

Dobson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Dobson Married by Age and Sex

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

Dobson Veterans

82

Number of Veterans

73

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War38
First Gulf War20
Vietnam10
World War II9
Korea3
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5427
75+18
18 to 3417
65 to 7410
55 to 6410
Name Veterans % of Total
White696.22%
Black1313.68%

$Dobson Veterans by Education

18.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dobson Employment Status

40.7%

Labor Force Participation

38.7%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Dobson Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.89%

Born in North Carolina

95.96%

Native Born

4.04%

Foreign Born

4.04%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.96% of Dobson residents were born in the United States, with 69.89% having been born in North Carolina. 4.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,55430.19%
20191,55130.19%
20181,548-6-0.39%
20171,55430.19%
20161,551-5-0.32%
20151,556-10-0.64%
20141,566-2-0.13%
20131,568-13-0.82%
20121,581-5-0.32%
20111,5860.00%
20101,5860.00%