Dothan, Alabama Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

Dothan is a city in Alabama, United States. Its population was recorded at 68,066 in 2010. As of the 2010 census, 62.2 percent of the residents were white, 34.0 percent were African American, 2.9 percent were Hispanic, 1.7 percent were two or more races, and 0.3 were Native American. The median household income was $42,569, and the per capita income was $25,785.

The population of Dothan began growing in the 1940s because of the nearby Army base, Camp Rucker. As the army base expanded, developers built sprawling subdivisions. After 1955, Fort Rucker became a permanent military base, and many homes were purchased by soldiers. However, Dothan remained deeply segregated, and other cities in the state followed suit. The city was a very poor example of what a racially segregated city could look like, but it is a beautiful place to live.

Dothan is located in Houston County and Dale County in southeastern Alabama. The city's population was 65,414 in the 2010 census, and is expected to grow to 69,414 by 2020. The city borders Georgia and Florida on the west and is 16 miles north of Georgia. The name of the city, Dothan, comes from the biblical city Joseph was sold into slavery. The city's population is diverse, with two or more Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander groups.

The median income in Dothan, AL is $42,124. In contrast, 3.45% of the workforce worked at home. The percentage of households below the poverty line varied by race and family composition. White and Black people are most likely to live below the poverty line. Two or more people live in poverty, and one-tenth of the population is under the age of 18.