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.

Dothan is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

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.