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Dobson is a town in Surry County, in the Mount Airy metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Judge William Dobson, or for William P. Dobson, member of the General Assembly

The latitude of Dobson is 36.395N. The longitude is -80.722W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,257 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,454.


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Median household income
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$26,765
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dobson demographic reports
Colleges and universities: Surry Community College

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7% of Dobson residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dobson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dobson was $19,346, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Dobson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Dobson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $282.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $929.


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

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The average commute time for Dobson workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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