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Overview

Introduction to Dothan, Alabama

Dothan, Alabama, in Houston county, is 184 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia.

Dothan History

The area now known as the city of Dothan was originally inhabited by the Creek and Alabama Native Americans. At that time, it was known as Poplar Head. It was first settled by the whites in the 1830s. The area's first post office was established in 1885. In the same year it was renamed Dothan because there was another post office called Poplar Head in northern Alabama. The city was incorporated on November 11, 1885.

Dothan and nearby Attractions

  • Adventureland Theme Park
  • Alabama Agricultural Museum
  • Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
  • George Washington Carver Interpretive Center
  • Water World
  • Wiregrass Museum of Art

Things To Do In Dothan

While in Dothan, you can spend your leisure time at Solomon Park, Baumans Pond Park, Kelly Springs Recreation Area, Fairview Park, Landmark Park, and Murphys Mill Historical Site. The GW Carver Interpretive Museum and Wiregrass Museum of Art are also worth visiting. The Woodland Shopping Center, Parkway Plaza Shopping Center, Porter Square Mall Shopping Center, Northside Mall Shopping Center, Bel Aire Shopping Center, Parkway Plaza Shopping Center, and Wiregrass Mall Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers.

Dothan Transportation

Dothan Regional Airport is nearby.

Dothan Higher Education

George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan, Bethany Bible College, and Troy State University Dothan are located in the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population68,066
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+28,626
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25%
Median Earnings25+$31,216
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,103
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,978

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,906
% Above Poverty Level80.1%
% Below Poverty Level19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone31.3%
Median Gross Rent$702
Median House Value$141,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.7%
English10%
Irish7.8%
German6.3%
Italian2%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.4%
African1.1%
Polish1%
Dutch0.7%
Welsh0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Russian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Dothan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Houston County
Standard Zip Codes36303, 36305, 36301
P.O. Box Zip Codes36302, 36304
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.23
Approximate Longitude-85.4

Dothan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHEADLAND
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp52 to 79 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 79 F
Annual Precip56.6 inches
StationBLAKELY
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp37 to 60 F
Apr Temp52 to 79 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationCHIPLEY 3 E
Distance30.9 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp52 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip58.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cowarts2,020$45,846
Grimes663$32,266
Kinsey2,227$45,787
Rehobeth1,732$54,313
Taylor2,704$43,617
Webb1,394$42,396

Dothan Public Libraries

Dothan Houston County Library System
445 NORTH OATES STREET
Dothan, Alabama
(334) 793-9767

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Dothan Hospitals

Noland Hospital Dothan, Llc
1108 Ross Clark Circle - 4th Floor
(334) 699-4300
Flowers Hospital
(Proprietary)
4370 West Main Street
(334) 793-5000
Southeast Alabama Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
1108 Ross Clark Circle
(334) 793-8701
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
1736 East Main Street
(334) 712-6333
Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center
(Proprietary)
700 East Cottonwood Road
(334) 794-7393

Dothan Public Schools

Beverlye Middle Sch
1025 S Beverlye Rd
ZIP: 36301
Middle
Total Enrollment 502
Cloverdale Elem Sch
303 Rollins Ave
ZIP: 36301
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Dothan High Sch
1236 S Oates St
ZIP: 36301
High
Total Enrollment 1241
Grandview Elem Sch
900 Sixth Avenue
ZIP: 36301
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Heard Elem Sch
201 Daniel Cir
ZIP: 36301
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Hidden Lake Elem Sch
1475 Prevatt Rd
ZIP: 36301
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Rehobeth High Sch
373 Malvern Road
ZIP: 36301
High
Total Enrollment 718
Selma Street Elem Sch
1501 W Selma St
ZIP: 36301
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
Carver Magnet Sch For Math Sci And Tech
1001 Webb Rd
ZIP: 36303
Middle
Total Enrollment 627
Dothan Tech Ctr
3165 Reeves St
ZIP: 36303
High
Girard Elem Sch
522 Girard Ave
ZIP: 36303
Primary
Total Enrollment 290
Girard Middle Sch
600 Girard Ave
ZIP: 36303
Middle
Total Enrollment 453
Hope High School
1971 Reeves St. Suite 21
ZIP: 36303
High
Houston Co Alt Sch
315 N Foster St
ZIP: 36303
Other
Jerry Lee Faine Elem Sch
1901 Stringer St
ZIP: 36303
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Kelly Springs Elem Sch
1124 Kelly Springs Rd
ZIP: 36303
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Landmark Elem Sch
4130 Westgate Parkway
ZIP: 36303
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Montana Street Acadc Magnet Sch
1001 Montana St
ZIP: 36303
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Northview High Sch
3209 Reeves St
ZIP: 36303
High
Total Enrollment 1246
P.a.s.s. Acad
201 E Wilson Street
ZIP: 36303
Highlands Elem Sch
1400 S Brannon Stand Rd
ZIP: 36305
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Honeysuckle Middle Sch
1665 Honeysuckle Rd
ZIP: 36305
Middle
Total Enrollment 572

Dothan Private Schools

First United Methodist Church Daycare/preschool
1380 W Main St
ZIP: 36301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Ridgecrest Baptist Church Child Development Center
1231 Fortner St
ZIP: 36301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
St Columba Catholic School
2734 W Main St
ZIP: 36301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Brenda Preparatory School & Nt
1792 Headland Ave
ZIP: 36303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Houston Academy
901 Buena Vista Dr
ZIP: 36303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 554
Northside Methodist Church & Academy
2600 Redmond Rd
ZIP: 36303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 334
Northview Christian Church Academy
233 Bic Rd
ZIP: 36303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
Providence Christian School
4847 Murphy Mill Rd
ZIP: 36303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 708
Westgate Christian School
617 Westgate Pkwy
ZIP: 36303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Emmanuel Christian School
178 Earline Rd
ZIP: 36305
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 431
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