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  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+
Dothan is a town in Alabama with a population of 67,784. Dothan is in Houston County. Living in Dothan offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dothan there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Dothan and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Dothan are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$718
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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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
    685
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    99
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    909
    500
  • Theft
    2,771
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    290
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Dothan

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,316
National
$55,322
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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!