Dobson, Surry County, North Carolina

Dobson: Human settlement in Surry County, North Carolina, United States of America

About

Dobson is a city located in the county of Surry in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,586 and a population density of 311 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,534 inhabitants.

The city was created 131 years ago in 1890.

Quick Facts about Dobson

Population : 1,534 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Surry County
Postal code : 27017
Phone Area Codes : 336
Area : 5.1 km2
Altitude : 1,257 feet / 383 meters
Capital city : Dobson is capital of Surry County
Establishment : January 01, 1891 (131 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 07:04:19 (26th November 2022)
Density : 301 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.39% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Dobson is located at 36°23'44"N 80°43'21"W (36.3956900, -80.7225700).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Dobson decreased by 3.39% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,586 - census
2011 1,586 0% estimation process
2012 1,580 -0.38% estimation process
2013 1,567 -0.83% estimation process
2014 1,563 -0.26% estimation process
2015 1,553 -0.64% estimation process
2016 1,548 -0.32% estimation process
2017 1,548 0% estimation process
2018 1,543 -0.32% estimation process
2019 1,539 -0.26% estimation process
2020 1,534 -0.33% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 23,408
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 22,851
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 2.4%
April 1, 2020 Population : 25,326
April 1, 2010 Population : 22,844
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.0%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 23.7%
People over 65 (%) : 12.0%
Female persons, % : 52.1%
White only, percent : 54.4%
Black or African American alone, percent : 13.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.4%
Asians alone % : 20.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.2%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.8%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 39.8%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 26.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 832
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 31.9%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 57.7%

Dobson zip code is 27017. County name: Surry, County fips: 37171

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 57.7%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $272,200
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,115
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $879
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,492
2015-2019 Households : 7,925
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.98
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 87.0%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 71.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 85.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 24.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 11.0%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 64.8%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.3%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 16,201
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 423,353
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 153,905
2012 total retail sales per capita : $6,396
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 31.4
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $73,347
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $28,285
Percentage of people living in poverty : 13.1%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,053
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,455
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 537
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,405
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 594
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 118
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,880
2010 population per square mile : 5,171.1
2010 land area in square miles : 4.42

People born in Dobson (6)

People born in Dobson, including politician Alonzo Dillard Folger, United States Air Force general Caleb V. Haynes, baseball player Clem Llewellyn, .

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Schools in Dobson

College & universities near Dobson, NC

Code Name City ZIP
199768 Surry Community College Dobson (NC) 27017-8432

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Dobson, NC

Code Name Address Type
WNS Winston-Salem, North Carolina 100 West 5th Street BUS
UWS Winston-Salem State Univ, Winston-Salem, North Car 601 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr BUS
LEX Lexington Center St. and railroad tracks RAIL
HPT High Point 100 West High St RAIL
SAL Salisbury Depot and Liberty Sts. RAIL

Post offices near Dobson

Post Office Name City ZIP
Dobson Post Office Dobson (NC) 27017

Other cities in Surry County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Surry County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Mount Airy 10,175 City in Surry County, North Carolina, United States
Elkin 4,001 Town in Surry and Wilkes counties in North Carolina, United States
Flat Rock 1,556 Township in Surry County, North Carolina
Toast 1,450 Township in Surry County, North Carolina
Pilot Mountain 1,408 City in Piedmont Triad, North Carolina, United States of America
White Plains 1,074 Township in Surry County, North Carolina

Distance to Other Cities

Dobson distances to largest North Carolina cities