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Dothan is a city in Houston County. (The community straddles Houston, Dale and Henry counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the county seat.
The community was named for biblical place.
The latitude of Dothan is 31.223N. The longitude is -85.39W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 322 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 60,036.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dothan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Houston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dothan area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 36305 ZIP code.
7% of Dothan residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dothan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dothan was $20,539, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Dothan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Dothan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $324. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $745.
Libraries in Dothan include Houston-Love Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Dothan include Dothan Eagle
TV stations in Dothan include WDHN, WTVY.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WRWA.
Houston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dothan political report.
The average commute time for Dothan workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Dothan between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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