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Dobson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Dobson is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Dobson.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Surry County at latitude 36.3957 and longitude -80.7226. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,257 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Dobson (see map) encompass a land area of 1.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Dobson, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dobson to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 350 53rd
Population Density1 # 283 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 114 85th
Median Household Income # 529 29th
Per Capita Income # 433 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Dobson, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,648
Population in Households 1,548
Population in Familes 1,279
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density1 841
Diversity Index2 64
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 606
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 408
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $127,809
Average Home Value $156,371
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,935
Average Household Income $54,163
Per Capita Income $19,427
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.91% 0.35%
Households 0.79% 0.36%
Families 5.5% 0.2%
Median Household Income   4.01%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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