Dobson, North Carolina Population 2021

1,531
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Dobson is a city located in Surry County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,531, it is the 285th largest city in North Carolina and the 8625th largest city in the United States . Dobson is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually and its population has decreased by -3.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,586 in 2010. Dobson reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Dobson has a population density of 764 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dobson is $55,080 with a poverty rate of 20.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $553 per month, and the median house value is $133,200. The median age in Dobson is 39.4 years, 35.1 years for males, and 46.2 years for females.

Dobson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dobsonwas:

  • White: 84.14%
  • Black or African American: 8.08%
  • Other race: 5.65%
  • Two or more races: 1.46%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dobson, North Carolina is 1,531 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,539.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,586.

Dobson, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,38584.14%
Black or African American1338.08%
Some Other Race935.65%
Two or More Races241.46%
Asian110.67%
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Dobson Population by Race

Dobson Population Pyramid $2021

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Dobson Median Age

39.4


Total

35.1


Male

46.2


Female

Dobson Adults

There are 1,360 adults, (389 of whom are seniors) in Dobson.

Dobson Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Dobson Sex Ratio

Female

852

51.76%

Male

794

48.24%

Dobson Population by Age

Dobson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dobson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family25.5%74.5%
Female40.4%59.6%
Male40.5%59.5%
All49%51%
Married84%16%

49.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dobson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6572.1449
Non Family3301.1625.5
Married2433.2884
Female472.5140.4
Male372.9540.5

3.11

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Dobson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade635.45%
9th to 12th Grade1028.82%
High School Graduate34129.47%
Some College30025.93%
Associates Degree11610.03%
Bachelors Degree14712.71%
Graduate Degree887.61%
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Dobson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dobson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White985867207
Hispanic10872
Other Race6648
Black463517
2+ Races131311
Asian55

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 2+ races people with a rate of 84.62%.

Dobson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,286$32,404$25,114
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$26,719$32,708$19,167
Some College$28,056$30,729$25,114
Bachelors Degree$$52,708$
Graduate Degree$42,308$80,313$41,827

$30,286

Average Earnings

$32,404

Average Male

$25,114

Average Female

Dobson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dobson Language by Age

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Dobson Language

90.07% of Dobson residents speak only English, while 9.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.68% of the population.

Dobson Language

Dobson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,11614312.81%
Hispanic2169744.91%
Other938591.40%
Black724968.06%
Multiple241145.83%

20.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.80%

Male Poverty Rate

22.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dobson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dobson is Other, with 91.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dobson is White, with 12.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.14%.

Dobson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.91%
High School27.98%
Bachelors or Greater12.77%
Some College10.61%

Dobson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed88.24%
Female Unemployed36.36%
Female Employed10.20%
Male Employed6.49%

Dobson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dobson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,956$55,080
Families$65,156$66,221
Married Families$73,393-
Non Families$18,750$43,292
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Income by Household Type

Dobson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.9%

Male Marriage Rate

35.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Dobson Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Dobson Marital Status

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70

Number of Veterans

60

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War39
First Gulf War15
Vietnam14
World War II10
Korea

Dobson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3421
35 to 5416
75+14
65 to 7414
55 to 645

Dobson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White544.63%
Black1614.81%

Dobson Veterans by Race

Dobson Veterans by Education

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15.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dobson Veterans by Education

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40.9%

Labor Force Participation

38.9%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Dobson Employment by Age

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Dobson Employment by Race

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Dobson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.26%

Born in Dobson

96.17%

Native Born

3.83%

Foreign Born

3.83%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.17% of Dobson residents were born in the United States, with 69.26% having been born in North Carolina. 3.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dobson Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,531-4-0.26%
20201,535-4-0.26%
20191,539-4-0.26%
20181,543-5-0.32%
20171,5480.00%
20161,548-5-0.32%
20151,553-10-0.64%
20141,563-4-0.26%
20131,567-13-0.82%
20121,580-6-0.38%
20111,586-2-0.13%
20101,5880.00%

Dobson Population by Year