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Welcome to Dothan ...
The location of Dothan has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
The pronunciation of Dothan: doe-thin<2>
When the people of Dothan refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dothanite<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Dothan has a population of 68,202 people<4> (see below for details).
Dothan is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Dothan lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Dothan (for example, toward Colquitt (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Dothan is within the (334) area code.
The ZIP codes for Dothan: 36301-36305<6>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Dothan had a population of 65,496 people (which is 64.5% of the total population of Houston County). This makes Dothan the county's most populous community.
The population of Dothan represents 1.37% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 65,496 people, the population of Dothan increased 13.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 57,737 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Dothan had an population of 68,202 people. This is an increase of 4.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.13% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Dothan.
Communities near Dothan ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Dothan and not the distance as if you drove.<7>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dothan.
Communities Also Named Dothan ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Dothan - they are located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dothan.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dothan:
Websites for Dothan ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dothan ...
Looking for more information about Dothan? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Dothan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dothan.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Dothan: www.dothan.org/
The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019