Dothan is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 68,202 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 (13.40%), office and administrative support (12.26%), and healthcare (8.97%).
The citizens of Dothan are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.75% of adults in Dothan having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dothan in 2010 was $26,371, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,484 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 English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Dothan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.