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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$702
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Dothan Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    288
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    14
    41
  • Robbery
    116
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    986
    500
  • Theft
    2,842
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    237
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,569
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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A great place to raise a family. Close to the beach and the city! People are very friendly! If you are looking for a great cost of living there are many options for all types of incomes, having a good variety of restaurants that anyone in the family can pick from is awesome. The health or exercise crowd is growing more and more, giving everyone the great option of a healthy lifestyle. Having an amazing weather is also a great key for anyone looking to live in Dothan, Alabama!
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Dothan is a very family oriented city. What we lack in culture here, we make up in hospitality! The restaurants are good- good local and chains. It is growing very fast! Dothan also has the National Peanut Festival each year, where family and friends come together to celebrate the importance of the peanut industry and farmers in this area. (Since we are the peanut capital of the world!)
Dothan is a constantly growing city with more restaurants, gyms, stores, and neighborhoods built every year. It is a very safe and friendly environment to live in and there are endless opportunities to thrive. It is also a wonderful place to raise a family!