Dothan, Alabama Population 2022

72,188
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Dothan is a city located in Houston County Alabama. Dothan has a 2020 population of 72,188. It is also the county seat of Houston County. Dothan is currently growing at a rate of 0.78% annually and its population has increased by 1.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,072 in 2010.

The average household income in Dothan is $70,479 with a poverty rate of 17.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $767 per month, and the median house value is $152,700. 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 Dothanwas:

  • White: 60.30%
  • Black or African American: 34.75%
  • Two or more races: 2.42%
  • Asian: 1.36%
  • Other race: 0.91%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dothan, Alabama is 72,188 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 71,072.

Dothan, Alabama Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Dothan Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,36960.30%
Black or African American23,83834.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native1800.26%
Asian9341.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.00%
Some Other Race6210.91%
Two or More Races1,6632.42%
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Dothan Population by Race

Dothan Population Pyramid 2022

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Dothan Median Age

40


Total

37.2


Male

42.4


Female

Dothan Adults

There are 52,962 adults, (12,402 of whom are seniors) in Dothan.

Dothan Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Dothan Sex Ratio

Female

35,781

52.15%

Male

32,827

47.85%

Dothan Population by Age

Dothan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dothan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
All59.6%40.4%
Non Family48%52%
Male46.8%53.2%
Female33.9%66.1%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dothan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,6812.5359.6
Married11,4213.180.5
Male1,0653.4946.8
Female4,3343.933.9
Non Family9,8611.1848

3.24

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Dothan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5673.29%
9th to 12th Grade4,0938.59%
High School Graduate13,65728.66%
Some College10,87422.82%
Associates Degree4,85510.19%
Bachelors Degree7,85116.47%
Graduate Degree4,7629.99%
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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
Asian714619350
White30,10628,0389,863
2+ Races710661162
Native American13613429
Hispanic1,279898225
Other Race34022150
Black14,70211,6631,973
Islander33

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 49.02%.

Dothan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,349$43,967$28,758
Less Than 9th Grade$23,992$27,173$17,819
High School Graduate$26,884$33,159$21,620
Some College$32,995$41,907$25,956
Bachelors Degree$50,218$72,361$39,684
Graduate Degree$64,607$94,338$51,316

$36,349

Average Earnings

$43,967

Average Male

$28,758

Average Female

Dothan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dothan Language by Age

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Dothan Language

95.49% of Dothan residents speak only English, while 4.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.36% of the population.

Dothan Language

Dothan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black23,5477,69232.67%
Multiple1,59345128.31%
Native1803217.78%
Hispanic2,30138816.86%
Asian93412012.85%
White39,1573,5108.96%
Other93NaN%

17.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.40%

Male Poverty Rate

19.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dothan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dothan is Black, with 32.67% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.35%.

Dothan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.53%
High School18.88%
Some College12.19%
Bachelors or Greater4.18%

Dothan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.41%
Male Unemployed33.26%
Female Employed9.86%
Female Unemployed42.58%

Dothan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dothan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,377$72,272
Families$66,447$89,170
Married Families$85,388$111,292
Non Families$27,942$41,015
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Income by Household Type

Dothan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

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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5,132

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,083
First Gulf War1,330
Vietnam1,759
Korea331
World War II99

Dothan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34328
35 to 541,265
55 to 641,045
65 to 741,379
75+1,115

Dothan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,82111.41%
Black1,1586.81%
Native American127.59%
Asian182.42%
Other Race398.41%
2+ Races849.22%
Hispanic1016.71%

Dothan Veterans by Race

Dothan Veterans by Education

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7.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dothan Veterans by Education

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56.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

5.9%

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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64.56%

Born in Dothan

96.95%

Native Born

3.05%

Foreign Born

1.51%

Non Citizen

1.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.95% of Dothan residents were born in the United States, with 64.56% 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 Asia.

Dothan Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19003,2750.00%
19107,0163,7417.92%
192010,0343,0183.64%
193016,0466,0124.81%
194017,1941,1480.69%
195021,5844,3902.30%
196031,4409,8563.83%
197036,7335,2931.57%
198048,75012,0172.87%
199053,5894,8390.95%
200057,7374,1480.75%
201065,4967,7591.27%
201166,0545580.85%
201266,6125580.84%
201367,1705580.84%
201467,7285580.83%
201568,2865580.82%
201668,8445580.82%
201769,4025580.81%
201869,9605580.80%
201970,5185580.80%
202071,0725540.79%
202171,6305580.79%
202272,1885580.78%

Dothan Population by Year