Dobson, NC
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Dobson is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,573 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Dobson is the 342nd largest community in North Carolina.

Dobson is a blue-collar town, with 41.92% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Dobson is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dobson who work in farm management occupations (10.53%), office and administrative support (9.80%), and sales jobs (8.89%).

You will also find that a lot of people in Dobson work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.

As is often the case in a small town, Dobson doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Dobson citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.26% of adults 25 and older in Dobson have a college degree.

The per capita income in Dobson in 2010 was $16,232, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,928 for a family of four. Dobson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.16% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Dobson is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dobson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dobson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Dobson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dobson include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Celtic.

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