Dothan, AL
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Dothan is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 68,468 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Dothan is the seventh largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dothan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dothan is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dothan who work in sales jobs (13.88%), office and administrative support (12.91%), and healthcare (8.80%).

Dothan has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Dothan has quite a high level of public transit users. Dothan’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The citizens of Dothan are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.95% of adults in Dothan having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dothan in 2010 was $25,785, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,140 for a family of four. However, Dothan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dothan is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dothan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dothan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dothan include Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Dothan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.