Dobson, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 1,539 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.6%
 
Males: 752  (48.9%)
Females: 787  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 27017, 28621.

Dobson Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,618 (it was $26,765 in 2000)
Dobson:

$40,618
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,619 (it was $19,346 in 2000)

Dobson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $141,807 (it was $86,700 in 2000)
Dobson:

$141,807
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $157,484; detached houses: $164,809; mobile homes: $31,964

Median gross rent in 2019: $534.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dobson: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.9%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.1% for Black residents, 44.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 91.4% for other race residents, 44.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Dobson, NC (2019)
    • 1,27776.0%White alone
    • 22913.6%Hispanic
    • 1368.1%Black alone
    • 261.5%Two or more races
    • 110.7%Asian alone

Races in Dobson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Dobson, North Carolina as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dobson is 153 to 1.


Crime rates in Dobson by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(63.1)
1
(63.4)
2
(127.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(66.4)
1
(68.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(124.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(65.0)
3
(199.2)
1
(68.8)
3
(205.9)
3
(206.6)
3
(186.8)
2
(124.8)
5
(315.3)
2
(126.8)
3
(190.5)
1
(63.7)
1
(62.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(455.1)
8
(531.2)
16
(1,100)
17
(1,167)
18
(1,240)
8
(498.1)
2
(124.8)
7
(441.4)
1
(63.4)
8
(507.9)
8
(509.6)
12
(754.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
32
(2,081)
68
(4,515)
46
(3,164)
43
(2,951)
24
(1,653)
34
(2,117)
42
(2,622)
36
(2,270)
34
(2,156)
39
(2,476)
29
(1,847)
46
(2,891)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(65.0)
2
(132.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(68.6)
3
(206.6)
3
(186.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(189.2)
2
(126.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(63.7)
4
(251.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(63.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index133.3288.2238.0246.4210.7209.2138.6250.3176.9274.3127.4220.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Dobson, NC

Crime rate in Dobson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.18
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Ancestries: American (47.7%), Irish (6.1%), German (5.6%), English (5.6%), Celtic (2.5%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1259 feet

Land area: 1.79 square miles.

Population density: 860 people per square mile   (low).

Dobson, North Carolina map

67 residents are foreign born (4.1% Latin America).

This town:

4.1%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,185 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,239 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (32.6 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (54.7 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (392.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

White Plains, NC (2.4 miles ),
Toast, NC (3.0 miles ),
Mount Airy, NC (3.1 miles ),
Boonville, NC (3.3 miles ),
Elkin, NC (3.4 miles ),
Lowgap, NC (3.5 miles ),
Jonesville, NC (3.6 miles ),
Arlington, NC (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 36.39 N, Longitude: 80.72 W

Area code: 336

Distribution of median household income in Dobson, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dobson, NC in 2019
Dobson satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +261 (+21.8%).
Most common industries in Dobson, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (15.8%)
  • Apparel (11.6%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (22.9%)
  • Apparel (10.7%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.4%)
  • Apparel (12.9%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Food (5.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Dobson, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Food processing workers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Food processing workers (5.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.9%)

Average climate in Dobson, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Dobson, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 68.0. This is about average.

City:

68.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 24.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Dobson-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 49.2 miles away from the Dobson town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.0 miles away from the town center injured 5 people and caused $50 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dobson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 21.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 186.0 miles away from Dobson center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 217.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 200.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 86.8 miles away from Dobson center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from Dobson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Surry County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dobson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dobson:

  • PARK DRIVE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; MOUNT AIRY, NC)
  • NORTHERN HOSPITAL OF SURRY COUNTY Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; MOUNT AIRY, NC)
  • CENTRAL CONTINUING CARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MOUNT AIRY, NC)
  • MOUNT AIRY DIALYSIS CENTER OF WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; MOUNT AIRY, NC)
  • ELKIN DIALYSIS CENTER OF WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; ELKIN, NC)
  • SYDNOR STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MOUNT AIRY, NC)
  • MOUNTAIN VALLEY HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MOUNT AIRY, NC)

College/University in Dobson:

  • Surry Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,686; Location: 630 S. Main St.; Public; Website: www.surry.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Dobson:

  • Wake Forest University (about 31 miles; Winston Salem, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,407)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 32 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 34 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 7,190)
  • Winston-Salem State University (about 35 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 5,378)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 44 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 44 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Davidson County Community College (about 48 miles; Thomasville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,581)

Public high schools in Dobson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Dobson:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Dobson: Pickshin Nature Center (A), Surry County Courthouse (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Dobson Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Dobson: Reeves-Freeman House (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: B & S Enterprises (Amusement & Theme Parks; 107 Llewellyn Street).

Birthplace of: Caleb V. Haynes - Air Force general, Clem Llewellyn - Baseball player, Alonzo Dillard Folger - (1888-1941).

Surry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dobson and their reported violations in the past:

DOBSON, TOWN OF (Address: WATER PLANT ORC , Population served: 1,981, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-25-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-22-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2008)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ZEPHYR MISSIONARY BAPTIST CH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
FEED SAKS GENERAL STORE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
FAIRVIEW REDSTRIPE CONV STORE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-20-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-30-2011)
FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
DOUBLE CREEK CHURCH OF CHRIST (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SNOW HILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dobson that have no violations reported:

  • SALEM FORK CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SECOND CHANCE CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW HOPE PENT. HOLINESS CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MT HERMAN BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HARVEST GRILL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOWGAP COMMUNITY CENTER (Address: SUITE 320 , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHELTON WINERY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WESTFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER (Address: SUITE 320 , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

55.5%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.8%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Dobson in 2010:

  • 126 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 47 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
79 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
63 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Dobson (2011 data):

  • Southern Community Bank and Trust: Dobson Branch at 201 West Kapp Street, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $1,499.7 mil, Deposits: $1,188.8 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Community Financial Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Dobson Branch at 217 North Main Street, branch established on 1972/12/04. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Dobson Branch at 136 Twin Oaks Road, branch established on 2011/07/25. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Dobson Main Branch at 105 North Crutchfield Street, branch established on 1934/01/22. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Dobson:

Marital status in Dobson, NC
  • Never married: 37.2%
  • Now married: 34.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

For population 25 years and over in Dobson:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Dobson
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dobson, NC (based on Surry County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant30,036122
Mainline Protestant7,09946
Other1,4265
Catholic8921
Black Protestant4274
None34,239-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
This county:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Surry County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Surry County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Surry County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 63
Surry County:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.7%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Surry County:

27.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dobson:

46.2%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Dobson:

43.8%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Dobson:

28.5
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.3%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dobson:

11.3%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.4%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Dobson:

53.7%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Dobson:

77.7%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dobson, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$22,167$38,0010$0
Water Supply 6$19,087$38,1741$1,064
Sewerage 4$12,915$38,7451$960
Other Government Administration 3$24,122$96,4886$950
Streets and Highways 1$3,107$37,2840$0
Financial Administration 1$4,166$49,9920$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,764$45,1683$2,104
Parks and Recreation 1$2,572$30,8641$538
Totals for Government 24$91,900$45,95012$5,616

4.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,805 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Forsyth County, NC  0.47% ($52,083 average AGI)
from Stokes County, NC  0.45% ($37,478)
from Wilkes County, NC  0.39% ($70,929)


4.54% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Forsyth County, NC  0.67% ($40,726 average AGI)
to Stokes County, NC  0.46% ($36,207)
to Yadkin County, NC  0.44% ($27,721)
Businesses in Dobson, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1FedEx1
Burger King1Hilton1
Circle K1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Dobson:

  • WYZD (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DOBSON, NC; Owner: GOSPEL BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WSYD (1300 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: GRANITE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • WWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; GALAX, VA; Owner: TWIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTOB (1380 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHEO (1270 AM; 5 kW; STUART, VA; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dobson:

  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • WIFM-FM (100.9 FM; ELKIN, NC; Owner: VON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W212AW (90.3 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY RADIO)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Dobson:

  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WXII-TV (Channel 12; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXII HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUNL-TV (Channel 26; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Dobson fatal accident list:

Aug 31, 2012 08:10 PM, Zephyr Rd., Wr Gillespie Rd., Lat: 36.396017, Lon: -80.766839, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Oct 6, 2012 01:00 AM, Reely Cook Rd, Judsville School Rd, Lat: 36.421300, Lon: -80.819903, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 29, 2012 07:16 PM, Prison Camp Rd, County Home Rd, Lat: 36.415753, Lon: -80.715383, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 23, 2008 04:29 PM, Sr-89, Rp-1685, Lat: 36.398070, Lon: -80.724790, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Feb 21, 1997 06:10 PM, Main St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 27, 1995 08:39 PM, Atkins St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 21, 1981 02:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 308ft / 94.3mTotal length
  • 155,080Total average daily traffic
  • 24,646Total average daily truck traffic
  • 169,620Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dobson, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dobson, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dobson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Dobson, NC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Turner Mtn 4 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 36.420944 Lon: -80.660056), Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WNEH976,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.593 MHz, 928.593 MHz, Grant Date: 03/12/2002, Expiration Date: 04/21/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2011, Phone: (919) 872-0800
  • DOBSON, 3 Nm Sw (Lat: 36.376944 Lon: -80.786389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQUX215,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 11/05/2014, Expiration Date: 11/05/2024, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • SCOTT KNOB, 2.1 Mi E Of Int Of Us 601 & Sr 2258 (Lat: 36.405389 Lon: -80.657833), Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WLS629,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2166.80 MHz, 2178.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2002, Registrant: Surry Telephone Membership Corporation, 819 E Atkins St, Dobson, NC 27017

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dobson)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: WALLS RODNEY RIDGE RUNNER III (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9531 , Serial Number: 100202084, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 06/10/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 124 Firestone Trl, Dobson, NC 27017
  • Aircraft: TODD FOLEY ZENITH 701 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 701TF , Serial Number: 4714, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 07/28/2017, Certificate Issue Date: 05/11/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Reginald F Davis, 445 Rockford Rd, Dobson, NC 27017
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/04/2020

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 63. The highest number of fire incidents - 115 took place in 2015, and the least - 13 in 2004. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Dobson, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (39.0%), and Outside Fires (27.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dobson, NC
    • 41839.0%Structure Fires
    • 29827.8%Outside Fires
    • 20619.2%Other
    • 15114.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dobson, NC
Most common first names in Dobson, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6375.4 years
William5875.3 years
John5276.5 years
Mary4274.2 years
Robert2469.4 years
Paul2070.4 years
George1871.4 years
Annie1878.6 years
Walter1771.6 years
Thomas1777.2 years
Most common last names in Dobson, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
White5875.1 years
Snow4877.6 years
Coe4777.0 years
Stanley4176.9 years
Wood3578.1 years
Draughn3473.0 years
Johnson3274.2 years
Davis3076.0 years
Wilmoth3075.2 years
Jenkins2773.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dobson, NC
  • 65.8%Electricity
  • 14.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.1%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dobson, NC
  • 97.6%Electricity
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Dobson compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Dobson on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other noninstitutional group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 1,000+)"
  • #91 (28621) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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