Dothan, AL

67,536 Population
89.4 square miles 755.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.4%
was 1.4%
Ranked 7th Highest in AL
Population Density
755.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
56.8%
was 52.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
2.5%
was 2.9%
Ranked 7th Highest in AL
Percent Under 18
23.8%
was 23.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AL
Percent 65 and Over
16.9%
was 15.1%
Ranked 1st Highest in AL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.3
was 6.2
Ranked 10th Lowest in AL
Percent Living in Poverty
19.1%
was 18.7%
Ranked 3rd Lowest in AL
Median Household Income
$44,208
was $41,082
Ranked 3rd Highest in AL
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.5
48
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.4
was 5.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
397.1
was 492.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,146.5
was 3,689.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
30,361
was 29,759
Ranked 7th Highest in AL
Median Rent
$703
was $682
Ranked 6th Highest in AL
Total Building Permits
328
was 492
 
Occupied Housing Units
25,709
was 26,550
 
Homeownership Rate
58.0%
was 58.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AL
Single Family Building Permits
192
was 173
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
339.6
was 332.8
Ranked 7th Highest in AL
Rental Vacancy Rate
30.1%
was 22.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in AL
Multifamily Building Permits
136
was 319
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.5
Ranked 2nd Highest in AL
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
11.0
was 16.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.9
was 7.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.9%
was 95.8%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
85.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.8%
was 99.7%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.7%
was 87.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in AL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
24.8%
was 24.4%
Ranked 7th Highest in AL

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