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People

Total Population 1,569
Male Share of the Population 54.6%
Female Share of the Population 45.4%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 543
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 43%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,857
% Above Poverty Level 61.8%
% Below Poverty Level 38.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.6%
Median Gross Rent $518
Median House Value $115,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dobson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles NW of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Surry
Standard Zip Codes 27017
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.395
Longitude -80.722

Dobson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOUNT AIRY 2 W
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 68 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station GALAX RADIO WBRF
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station DANBURY 5 SE
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dobson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Copeland (27017)

Devotion (27017)

Fairview Cross Roads (27017)

Rockford (27017)

Stony Knoll (27017)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boonville 1,370 $50,000
Elkin 4,217 $45,909
Jonesville 2,496 $27,500
Mount Airy 10,391 $43,535
Ronda 461 $38,542

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Dobson High Schools

SURRY CENTRAL HIGH
716 SOUTH MAIN STREET
336-386-8842
Serves 784 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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