Dobson, NC

Census Place

Add Comparison
2022 Population
1,812
17.1% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.3
6.28% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.3%
6.69% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,236
6.8% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$154,900
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
707
12.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Dobson, NC had a population of 1.81k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $54,236. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dobson, NC grew from 1,547 to 1,812, a 17.1% increase and its median household income declined from $58,191 to $54,236, a −6.8% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dobson, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.3%), White (Hispanic) (8.94%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.63%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.75%).

None of the households in Dobson, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.8% of the residents in Dobson, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dobson, NC are Surry Community College (805 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Dobson, NC was $154,900, and the homeownership rate was 47.3%.

Most people in Dobson, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Dobson, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Dobson, NC is home to a population of 1.81k people, from which 88.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.8% of Dobson, NC residents were born outside of the country (213 people).

In 2022, there were 5.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.15k people) in Dobson, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 222 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 162 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.8%
2022 Citizenship
91.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.8% of Dobson, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dobson, NC was 91.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Dobson, NC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dobson, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.15k ± 279
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    222 ± 176
  3. White (Hispanic)
    162 ± 192
15.8%
Hispanic Population
287 people

In 2022, there were 5.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.15k people) in Dobson, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 222 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 162 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.8% of the people in Dobson, NC are hispanic (287 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Dobson, NC as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for North Carolina.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

11.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
213 people
8.53%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
132 people

As of 2022, 11.8% of Dobson, NC residents (213 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dobson, NC was 8.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Dobson, NC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    26 ± 46
  2. Vietnam
    26 ± 27
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    5 ± 22

Dobson, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Dobson, NC employs 707 people. The largest industries in Dobson, NC are Manufacturing (220 people), Retail Trade (110 people), and Educational Services (92 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($63,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,389), and Transportation & Warehousing ($51,389).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

707
2022 Value
± 162
12.9%
1 Year growth
± 28.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dobson, NC grew at a rate of 12.9%, from 626 employees to 707 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dobson, NC, are Production Occupations (130 people), Sales & Related Occupations (89 people), and Management Occupations (64 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dobson, NC.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for false.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

707
2022 Value
± 162
12.9%
1 Year growth
± 28.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dobson, NC grew at a rate of 12.9%, from 626 employees to 707 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dobson, NC, are Manufacturing (220 people), Retail Trade (110 people), and Educational Services (92 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dobson, NC, though some of these residents may live in Dobson, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$40,662
Median earning men ± $6,549
$32,292
Median earning women ± $10,874

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($62,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,181), and Construction ($47,083).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,708), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,830), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($30,833).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
Y-Axis
3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2022, universities in Dobson, NC awarded 805 degrees. The student population of Dobson, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,093 male students and 1,704 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dobson, NC are White (584 and 72.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (152 and 18.9%), Unknown (29 and 3.6%), and Black or African American (17 and 2.11%).

The largest universities in Dobson, NC by number of degrees awarded are Surry Community College (805 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dobson, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (194 and 24.1%), Medical Office Management (54 and 6.71%), and General Business Administration & Management (52 and 6.46%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,797 students enrolled in Dobson, NC, 39.1% men and 60.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,942 records, of which 59.9% were women and 40.1% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Dobson, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 194 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Dobson, NC according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
805 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Surry Community College with 805 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

In 2022, 277 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dobson, NC, which is 0.525 times less than the 528 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 584 degrees mean that there were 3.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 152 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,550) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($113) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,700) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
Measure

In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Dobson, NC was $154,900 in 2022, which is 0.549 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $134,900 to $154,900, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Dobson, NC is 47.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dobson, NC have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dobson, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$154,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,537
$270
Median Property Taxes
±$75

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dobson, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Dobson, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

47.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.3% of the housing units in Dobson, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.8%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Dobson, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 9310.02
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in Dobson, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,236
Median Household Income
± $13,799
571
Number of Households
± 118

In 2022, the median household income of the 571 households in Dobson, NC declined from $54,236 from the previous year's value of $58,191.

The following chart displays the households in Dobson, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dobson, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.3%)
  2. Carpooled (27.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.13%)

In 2022, 70.3% of workers in Dobson, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (27.6%) and those who worked at home (1.13%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dobson, NC have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.287% of the workforce in Dobson, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Dobson, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dobson, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dobson, NC have 2 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dobson, NC (150 out of 1.45k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dobson, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

86.7% of the population of Dobson, NC has health coverage, with 52.7% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 9.08% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Surry County, NC see 1940 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.15% increase from the previous year (1845 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2472 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 788 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the country level. Showing data for Surry County, NC.
1,940 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Surry County, NC

Primary care physicians in Surry County, NC see an average of 1,940 patients per year. This represents a 5.15% increase from the previous year (1,845 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Surry County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.4% under 18 years, 27.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.9% were men and 56.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

13.3%
Uninsured
52.7%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
9.08%
Non-Group
1.39%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dobson, NC declined by 1.73% from 13.5% to 13.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dobson, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart