Dobson, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Dobson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Dobson had a population of 1,606 as of July 1, 2018. Dobson ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dobson is located at latitude 36.3924 and longitude -80.7268 in Surry County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dobson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,257 feet.

The Town of Dobson (GNIS ID: 2406382) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Dobson is located within Township of Dobson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Surry County.

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Dobson, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,606
Population in Households 1,501
Population in Familes 1,243
Population in Group Qrtrs 105
Population Density2 819
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $42,100
Average Household Income $58,620
Per Capita Income $22,129


Total Housing Units 651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 334 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $132,609
Average Home Value $159,805


Total Households 579
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 388
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.15% -0.19%
Households -0.15% -0.28%
Families 2.17% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

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, 2018 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 # 360 51st
Population Density # 298 60th
Diversity Index # 115 85th
Median Household Income # 398 46th
Per Capita Income # 443 40th

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