Dothan, Alabama Population 2024

71,639

Dothan is a city located in Dale County, Henry County, and Houston County Alabama. Dothan has a 2024 population of 71,639. It is also the county seat of Houston County.Dothan is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 0.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,081 in 2020.

The average household income in Dothan is $80,621 with a poverty rate of 18.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dothan is 40.4 years, 37.7 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Dothan Demographics

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

  • White: 58.41%
  • Black or African American: 34.91%
  • Two or more races: 3.89%
  • Asian: 1.27%
  • Other race: 1.18%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
89.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
798.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.79% (558)
The current population of Dothan, Alabama is 71,639 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 71,081.

Dothan, Alabama Population 2024

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Dothan Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White41,29858.41%
Black or African American24,68034.91%
Two or more races2,7503.89%
Asian8951.27%
Other race8351.18%
Native American2380.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander3
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dothan Population by Race

Dothan Population Pyramid 2024

Dothan Median Age

40.4

Total

37.7

Male

42.7

Female

Dothan Adults

There are 54,869 adults, (13,325 of whom are seniors) in Dothan.

Dothan Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Dothan Sex Ratio

Female36,77952.02%
Male33,92047.98%

Dothan Population by Age

Dothan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All28,2052.4758.741.3
Married11,6633.0879.620.4
Non Family10,7121.1547.952.1
Female4,6723.7534.765.3
Male1,1583.3146.553.5
showing: 5 rows

3.2

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

58.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dothan 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

Dothan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dothan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.41%.

Dothan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,878

Average Earnings

$49,839

Average Male

$32,902

Average Female

Dothan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dothan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dothan Language

95.38% of Dothan residents speak only English, while 4.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.62% of the population.

Dothan Language

Dothan Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black24,3477,95732.68%
White39,4103,6159.17%
Multiple2,71071126.24%
Hispanic2,58157522.28%
Asian89010411.69%
Other8149311.43%
Native2387129.83%
showing: 7 rows

18.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.42%

Male Poverty Rate

20.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dothan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dothan is Black, with 32.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dothan is White, with 9.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.73%.

Dothan Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.33%
High School20.38%
Some College13.11%
Bachelors or Greater3.85%
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Dothan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed46.45%
Male Unemployed32.83%
Female Employed9.64%
Male Employed5.23%
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Dothan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dothan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dothan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Dothan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dothan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,553

Number of Veterans

5,033

Male Veterans

520

Female Veterans

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Dothan Veterans by War

count

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Dothan Veterans by Age

count

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Dothan Veterans by Race

Dothan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dothan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Dothan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dothan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dothan 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

63.49%

Born in Dothan

96.89%

Native Born

3.11%

Foreign Born

1.52%

Non Citizen

1.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.89% of Dothan residents were born in the United States, with 63.49% having been born in Alabama. 1.52% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202972,6492020.28%
202872,4472020.28%
202772,2452020.28%
202672,0432020.28%
202571,8412020.28%
202471,6392020.28%
202371,4372020.28%
202271,2352020.28%
202171,033-48-0.07%
202071,0811,8012.6%
201969,2807281.06%
201868,5521000.15%
201768,452-18-0.03%
201668,470420.06%
201568,4281800.26%
201468,2484640.68%
201367,7844610.68%
201267,3236070.91%
201166,7165390.81%
201066,1778,44014.62%
200057,7374,1487.74%
199053,5894,8399.93%
198048,75012,01732.71%
197036,7335,29316.84%
196031,4409,85645.66%
195021,5844,39025.53%
194017,1941,1487.15%
193016,0466,01259.92%
192010,0343,01843.02%
19107,0163,741114.23%
19003,275
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Dothan Population by Year