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"Peanut Capital of the World"

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.


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Median household income
Local
$35,000
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dothan demographic reports
Dothan is on the Florida border.
Former and merged names include:
· Poplar Head
Formed at a spring known as Poplar Head
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 239. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • National Peanut Festival - Nov. 2-10, 2007
  • Wiregrass Heritage Festival - Oct. 27, 2007
  • 1st People's Celebration Intertribal Gathering - Nov. 16-18, 2007
  • Wiregrass Festival of Murals Art Festival - May 5, 2007
  • Johnny Mack Brown Film Festival - Sept. 7-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Dothan web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Tri-State Community Orchestra
Dothan attractions: Dothan Area Botanical Gardens, Adventureland Theme Park, Water World
Historic sites and museums: George Washington Carver Interpretive Center, Alabama Agricultural Museum, Wiregrass Museum of Art
Colleges and universities: Troy University, George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 87

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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.


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Libraries in Dothan include Houston-Love Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Dothan include Dothan Eagle

TV stations in Dothan include WDHN, WTVY.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WRWA.

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Houston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dothan political report.

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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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