Dothan, AL

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Living in Dothan

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, Dothan isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dothan are a mix 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%).

A lot of people in Dothan take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Dothan, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

The population of Dothan overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Dothan, 24.95% have at least a bachelor's 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.