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General Data
  • Community Name: Dothan
  • County: Houston
  • MSA: Dothan, AL
  • Incorporated: Yes
  • Foreign Trade Zone: Yes
  • Distance from Cities:
    • Atlanta - 202 miles
    • Birmingham - 202 miles
    • Huntsville - 303 miles
    • Jacksonville - 265 miles
    • Memphis - 455 miles
    • Mobile - 198 miles
    • Montgomery - 112 miles
    • Nashville - 410 miles
    • New Orleans - 342 miles
    • Tampa - 360 miles

Education
For the 2010, 2011 school year:
  • School System Name: Dothan City Schools
  • Number of Schools:
    • Elementary School: 11
    • Middle School: 4
    • High School: 2
  • Enrollment: 9,294
  • Spending per Pupil: $7,797
  • SAT Average Score: 60
  • ACT Average Score: 20.1

Source: Alabama Department of Education Report Card
Population Estimates
  • City:
    • 2010 Population: 65,496
    • 2000 Population: 57,780
    • 1990 Population: 54,942
  • County:
    • 2009 Population: 101,547
    • 2000 Population: 88,787
    • 1990 Population: 81,331
  • MSA:
    • 2009 Population: 142,893
    • 2000 Population: 137,861
    • 1990 Population: 120,352
  • Population within 30 Miles (2003): 221,335
  • Number of Households within County (2003): 37,082

Source: ESRI Business Information Solutions (800) 292-2224

Climate
  • Average Temperature:
    • Annual 65ºF
    • January: 46ºF
    • July: 83ºF
  • Precipitation: 52 inches annually
  • Altitude: 321 feet above sea level

Largest Employers in County
Company Name Product Number of Employees
Southeast Alabama Medical Center Hospital 2,002
Dothan and Houston County School Systems Education 1,973
Flowers Hospital Hospital 1,100
City of Dothan City Government 936
Southern Nuclear (Farley) Power Plant 860
Perdue Farms, Inc. Poultry Processing 800
Michelin North America, Inc. Tire Manufacturer 542
AAA Cooper Transportation Trucking - Motor 475
Wal-Mart Super Center Department Store 430

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