The small city of Dothan, Alabama is home to just under 68,000 people. At an average age of just under 39, the city's residents are younger than most cities in Alabama. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 42% of residents rent. At $745 per month, the average rent is slightly below the state average.
There are two primary industries in Dothan: retail and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 15% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top career path in the city. Dothan workers earn an average annual income of about $58,000, about the same as the state average. Dothan, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Dothan has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (6%) compared to the state average. In addition, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.
With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, quicker than most cities in Alabama, Dothan residents find that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (40%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit is not used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.