Dothan, Alabama Population 2020

68,259

Dothan is a city located in Houston County, Alabama. With a 2020 population of 68,259, it is the 7th largest city in Alabama and the 545th largest city in the United States. Dothan is currently growing at a rate of 0.01% annually and its population has increased by 4.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 65,496 in 2010. Spanning over 90 miles, Dothan has a population density of 760 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dothan is $67,748 with a poverty rate of 19.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $735 per month, and the median house value is $146,800. The median age in Dothan is 39 years, 36.5 years for males, and 40.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.3 males.

Dothan Al Demographics

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

  • White: 62.17%
  • Black or African American: 33.98%
  • Two or more races: 1.94%
  • Asian: 1.15%
  • Other race: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Dothan, Alabama is 68,259, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 68,247. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 65,496.
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020148,8893220.22%
2019148,5673220.22%
2018148,2453220.22%
2017147,9231030.07%
2016147,820-190-0.13%
2015148,0101750.12%
2014147,8353830.26%
2013147,45240.00%
2012147,4488420.57%
2011146,6067360.50%
2010145,8700.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White42,19962.17%
Black or African American23,06133.98%
Two or More Races1,3151.94%
Asian7791.15%
Some Other Race3150.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native1850.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander180.03%

Dothan Al Population Pyramid 2020

Dothan Al Median Age

39


Total

36.5


Male

40.8


Female

Dothan Al Adults

There are 51,862 adults, (11,670 of whom are seniors) in Dothan Al.

Dothan Al Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Dothan Al Sex Ratio

Female

35,846

52.81%

Male

32,026

47.19%

Dothan Al Households and Families

Dothan Al Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dothan Al Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.3%19.7%
All59.5%40.5%
Male51.3%48.7%
Non Family50%50%
Female30.7%69.3%

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,0012.5859.5
Married11,0333.1380.3
Non Family9,4421.2250
Female4,5883.8130.7
Male9383.6251.3

3.27

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dothan Al Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6293.52%
9th to 12th Grade4,1929.05%
High School Graduate13,18728.45%
Some College11,31924.42%
Associates Degree4,4139.52%
Bachelors Degree7,30615.76%
Graduate Degree4,2989.27%

Dothan Al Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White30,10227,9029,470
Black13,90310,7711,577
Hispanic1,203882209
Asian614498232
Multiple Races52446287
Other Race123815
Native American11911138
Islander44

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 37.79%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,829$40,771$27,150
Less Than High School$20,306$23,408$15,985
High School Grad$25,175$30,076$20,723
Some College$31,521$40,537$26,075
Bachelors Degree$46,153$64,313$36,278
Graduate Degree$60,383$92,105$51,074

$32,829

Average Earnings

$40,771

Average Male

$27,150

Average Female

Dothan Al Language

Dothan Al Language by Age

Dothan Al Language

95.95% of Dothan Al residents speak only English, while 4.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.26% of the population.

Dothan Al Poverty

Dothan Al Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black22,8168,05335.30%
White39,9663,8629.66%
Hispanic2,26752423.11%
Multiple1,24638530.90%
Other3159831.11%
Asian779759.63%
Native1772312.99%
Islander1818100.00%

19.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.82%

Male Poverty Rate

21.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dothan Al

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dothan Al is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dothan Al is Asian, with 9.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.37%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.89%
High School17.89%
Some College12.21%
Bachelors or Greater4.07%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.41%
Male Unemployed30.06%
Female Employed11.69%
Male Employed6.77%

Dothan Al Income

Dothan Al Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,681$67,748
Families$59,125$82,720
Married Families$78,845$104,230
Non Families$27,205$39,303

Dothan Al Marital Status

Dothan Al Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Dothan Al Married by Age and Sex

Dothan Al 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 55-64.

Dothan Al Marital Status by Race

Dothan Al Veterans

5,321

Number of Veterans

4,745

Male Veterans

576

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,902
First Gulf War1,266
Second Gulf War1,011
Korea458
World War II142
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,86911.45%
Black1,3017.99%
Hispanic996.77%
2 or More669.97%
Indian4226.92%
Asian274.26%
Other167.77%

$Dothan Al Veterans by Education

6.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dothan Al Employment Status

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Dothan Al 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

64.74%

Born in Alabama

97.37%

Native Born

2.63%

Foreign Born

1.25%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.37% of Dothan Al residents were born in the United States, with 64.74% having been born in Alabama. 1.25% 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
202068,25960.01%
201968,25360.01%
201868,247300.04%
201768,21760.01%
201668,211130.02%
201568,1981890.28%
201468,0094630.69%
201367,5464650.69%
201267,0816090.92%
201166,4725220.79%
201065,9508,2131.34%
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%