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Demographics

People

Total Population1,498
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+428
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married37.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.4%
Median Earnings25+$25,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,818
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,368

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,773
% Above Poverty Level64.5%
% Below Poverty Level35.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone44.8%
Median Gross Rent$519
Median House Value$120,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.9%
German7.9%
Irish5.1%
English4.8%
Scottish1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Italian1.1%
Welsh0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Swiss0.1%
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Dobson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Surry County
Standard Zip Codes27017
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.39
Approximate Longitude-80.72

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)

StationMOUNT AIRY 2 W
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationGALAX RADIO WBRF
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationDANBURY 5 SE
Distance31.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp42 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boonville1,275$49,500
Elkin4,246$50,532
Jonesville2,235$33,011
Mount Airy10,364$49,391
Ronda581$33,750

Dobson Public Schools

Central Middle
883 Zephyr Rd
ZIP: 27017
(336) 386-4018
Middle
Total Enrollment 637
Copeland Elementary
948 Copeland School Road
ZIP: 27017
(336) 374-2572
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Dobson Elementary
400 W Atkins Street
ZIP: 27017
(336) 386-8913
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Rockford Elementary
719 Rockford Rd
ZIP: 27017
(336) 374-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Surry Central High
716 South Main Street
ZIP: 27017
(336) 386-8842
High
Total Enrollment 801
Surry Early College
630 South Main Street
ZIP: 27017
(336) 386-3621
High
Total Enrollment 366
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