Dothan, Alabama Population 2021

70,149
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Dothan is a city located in Houston County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Houston County. With a 2020 population of 70,149, it is the 7th largest city in Alabama and the 529th largest city in the United States . Dothan is currently growing at a rate of 0.87% annually and its population has increased by 7.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 65,496 in 2010. Dothan reached it's highest population of 70,149 in 2021. Spanning over 90 miles, Dothan has a population density of 782 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dothan is $70,479 with a poverty rate of 18.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $751 per month, and the median house value is $150,700. The median age in Dothan is 39.6 years, 37.2 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Dothan Demographics

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

  • White: 61.82%
  • Black or African American: 33.58%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Asian: 1.26%
  • Other race: 0.82%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Dothan, Alabama is 70,149 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 68,337.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 65,496.

Dothan, Alabama Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021151,5761,1090.73%
2020150,4671,1090.74%
2019149,3581,1090.74%
2018148,2493710.25%
2017147,878940.06%
2016147,784-208-0.14%
2015147,9921620.11%
2014147,8303810.26%
2013147,44910.00%
2012147,4488270.56%
2011146,6217500.51%
2010145,8710.00%

Dothan Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,97161.82%
Black or African American22,79733.58%
Two or More Races1,4952.20%
Asian8571.26%
Some Other Race5580.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native1720.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander440.06%
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Dothan Population by Race

Dothan Population Pyramid $2021

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Dothan Median Age

39.6


Total

37.2


Male

41.5


Female

Dothan Adults

There are 52,260 adults, (12,114 of whom are seniors) in Dothan.

Dothan Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Dothan Sex Ratio

Female

35,668

52.53%

Male

32,226

47.47%

Dothan Population by Age

Dothan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dothan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.1%19.9%
All59.2%40.8%
Male51.7%48.3%
Non Family48.8%51.2%
Female32.2%67.8%

59.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dothan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,2682.5559.2
Married11,0243.1380.1
Non Family9,7781.2148.8
Female4,5383.832.2
Male9283.6551.7

3.26

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Dothan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7733.78%
9th to 12th Grade4,1378.82%
High School Graduate13,24028.22%
Some College11,09023.64%
Associates Degree4,72210.06%
Bachelors Degree7,45715.89%
Graduate Degree4,4989.59%
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Dothan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dothan Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White30,08527,9559,616
Black14,12610,9701,711
Hispanic1,288860197
Asian646531258
2+ Races610550122
Other Race34121232
Native American11010230
Islander1414

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.94%.

Dothan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,246$42,193$27,753
Less Than 9th Grade$22,212$25,354$16,236
High School Graduate$25,843$31,216$21,098
Some College$32,093$41,149$26,428
Bachelors Degree$49,256$70,466$37,438
Graduate Degree$62,172$98,636$51,517

$34,246

Average Earnings

$42,193

Average Male

$27,753

Average Female

Dothan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dothan Language by Age

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Dothan Language

95.51% of Dothan residents speak only English, while 4.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.24% of the population.

Dothan Language

Dothan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black22,5167,65433.99%
White39,6573,9019.84%
Multiple1,44048233.47%
Hispanic2,28644919.64%
Asian85711713.65%
Other5417213.31%
Islander443681.82%
Native1641911.59%

18.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.93%

Male Poverty Rate

20.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dothan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dothan is Islander, with 81.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dothan is White, with 9.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.38%.

Dothan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.07%
High School18.39%
Some College12.80%
Bachelors or Greater4.89%

Dothan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.60%
Male Unemployed31.61%
Female Employed11.08%
Male Employed6.13%

Dothan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dothan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,081$70,479
Families$61,849$86,610
Married Families$81,451$108,405
Non Families$28,066$40,926
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Income by Household Type

Dothan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Dothan Married by Age and Sex

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Dothan 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.

Dothan Marital Status by Race

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Dothan Marital Status

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5,283

Number of Veterans

4,783

Male Veterans

500

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,900
First Gulf War1,330
Second Gulf War1,081
Korea415
World War II107

Dothan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,387
65 to 741,369
75+1,188
55 to 64939
18 to 34400

Dothan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,82411.34%
Black1,2897.90%
Hispanic926.06%
2+ Races759.60%
Native American3322.30%
Asian324.69%
Other Race306.93%

Dothan Veterans by Race

Dothan Veterans by Education

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7.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dothan Veterans by Education

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57.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Dothan Employment by Age

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Dothan Employment by Race

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Dothan 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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64.14%

Born in Dothan

96.96%

Native Born

3.04%

Foreign Born

1.51%

Non Citizen

1.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.96% of Dothan residents were born in the United States, with 64.14% having been born in Alabama. 1.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dothan Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202170,1496040.87%
202069,5456040.88%
201968,9416040.88%
201868,337440.06%
201768,29360.01%
201668,287-8-0.01%
201568,2951730.25%
201468,1224560.67%
201367,6664540.68%
201267,2125930.89%
201166,6195220.79%
201066,0978,3601.36%
200057,7374,1480.75%
199053,5894,8390.95%
198048,75012,0172.87%
197036,7335,2931.57%
196031,4409,8563.83%
195021,5844,3902.30%
194017,1941,1480.69%
193016,0466,0124.81%
192010,0343,0183.64%
19107,0163,7417.92%
19003,2750.00%

Dothan Population by Year