Dobson, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 1,579 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.4%
 
Males: 913  (57.9%)
Females: 666  (42.1%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27017, 28621.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,941 (it was $26,765 in 2000)
Dobson:

$27,941
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,594 (it was $19,346 in 2000)

Dobson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $124,306 (it was $86,700 in 2000)
Dobson:

$124,306
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $144,788; Detached houses: $155,543; Mobile homes: $20,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $506.

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Dobson races chart
  • White alone - 1,015 (52.1%)
  • Hispanic - 864 (44.3%)
  • Black alone - 50 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dobson: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (21.9%), English (10.8%), German (9.6%), Irish (5.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Scottish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1259 feet

Land area: 1.79 square miles.

Population density: 882 people per square mile   (low).

Dobson,NC real estate house value index trend

Dobson, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Dobson:

  • High school or higher: 71.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dobson town:

  • Never married: 34.7%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

231 residents are foreign born

This town:  14.0%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Dobson, North Carolina as of June 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Dobson to the number of sex offenders is 122 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,361 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $940 (1.1%)

Dobson satellite photo by USGS

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

Dobson household income distribution Dobson home values distribution

Crime rates in Dobson by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 020010110020
per 100,000 0.0132.80.00.067.50.066.468.80.00.0124.50.0
Assaults 863801313332
per 100,000 539.8398.4203.7541.60.065.0199.268.8205.9206.6186.8124.8
Burglaries 9321513277816171882
per 100,000 607.32124.81018.3880.21823.1455.1531.21100.41166.81239.7498.1124.8
Thefts 243436382032684643243442
per 100,000 1619.42257.62444.02572.81350.42080.64515.33163.72951.31652.92117.12621.7
Auto thefts 333211201330
per 100,000 202.4199.2203.7135.467.565.0132.80.068.6206.6186.80.0
Arson 001100000000
per 100,000 0.00.067.967.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 240.9389.8235.3295.3215.8138.7300.0247.7256.5219.4217.8144.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Dobson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +261 (+21.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Work and jobs in Dobson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Dobson, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) 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 Dobson 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 the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 185.7 miles away from Dobson center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Surry County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dobson topographic map

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

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 school in Dobson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Dobson:

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

74.2

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.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

20.2

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.9%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.6% for Black residents, 46.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 41.7% for other race residents, 65.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Dobson, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Dobson compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Dobson travel time to work - commute Dobson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dobson town (based on Surry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.74%
Here: 50.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Friends (Quakers)Catholic Church
Adherents61.6%13.2%3.0%2.7%2.2%
Congregations41.1%17.3%4.2%4.2%1.8%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLDS (Mormon) Church USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.2%1.7%1.6%1.6%10.1%
Congregations0.6%1.2%2.4%2.4%25.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Surry County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

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

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Surry County:

27.5%
North Carolina:

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

15.0%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$5,316$63,7920$0
Other Government Administration 1$7,693$92,31624$4,103
Police Protection - Officers 7$17,590$30,15424$16,140
Water Supply 8$20,771$31,1578$7,377
Totals for Government 17$51,370$36,26156$27,620

Dobson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $396,000 ($250.79)
    Sewerage: $368,000 ($233.06)
    Police Protection: $245,000 ($155.16)
    Central Staff Services: $187,000 ($118.43)
    Water Utilities: $158,000 ($100.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($47.50)
    Fire Protection: $28,000 ($17.73)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($12.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($8.23)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($7.60)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($3.17)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($2.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($26.60)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $2,000 ($1.27)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $3,000 ($1.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $182,000 ($115.26)
    Regular Highways: $66,000 ($41.80)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($20.90)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($5.07)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($1.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $452,000 ($286.26)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($12.67)

Dobson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $393,000 ($248.89)
    All Other: $5,000 ($3.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($23.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $235,000 ($148.83)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $62,000 ($39.27)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($12.67)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $409,000 ($259.02)
    Water Utilities: $168,000 ($106.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $73,000 ($46.23)
    Highways: $52,000 ($32.93)
    All Other: $3,000 ($1.90)
  • Tax - Property: $330,000 ($208.99)
    NEC: $9,000 ($5.70)

Dobson government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $336,000 ($212.79)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $695,000 ($440.15)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $175,000 ($110.83)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $314,000 ($198.86)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $84,000 ($53.20)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $739,000 ($468.02)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $48,000 ($30.40)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($13.93)

Dobson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $818,000 ($518.05)

4.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,191 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Stokes County, NC  0.43% ($28,046 average AGI)
from Forsyth County, NC  0.42% ($38,587)
from Yadkin County, NC  0.35% ($25,372)


4.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,983 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Forsyth County, NC  0.73% ($35,907 average AGI)
to Yadkin County, NC  0.45% ($24,655)
to Stokes County, NC  0.42% ($33,481)

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:

Feb 21, 1997 06:10 PM, Main St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Sr 1345 2.3 Mi N (Lat: 36.426528 Lon: -80.718944), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 17 m, Call Sign: KWH638
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.1000 MHz, 47.1000 MHz, 47.2600 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/2012, Expiration Date: 05/28/2022, Certifier: John M Burns Jr
    Registrant: Nc Dept Of Transportation, 124 Dot Drive, Asheboro, NC 27205, Phone: (336) 625-4796, Fax: (336) 625-6942, Email:
  • County Headquarters Simson Bldg (Lat: 36.394306 Lon: -80.726722), Call Sign: KYX280
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.3400 MHz, 31.4200 MHz, 31.4600 MHz, 31.5400 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2005, Expiration Date: 04/30/2015
    Registrant: N C Forest Service, 2411 Old Us Hwy 70 West, Clayton, NC 27520, Phone: (919) 553-4658, Fax: (919) 553-3894, Email:
  • Turner Mtn 4 Mi Ne (Lat: 36.420972 Lon: -80.660056), Call Sign: KNJL514, Licensee ID: L00002917
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/19/2004, Expiration Date: 07/11/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2011
    Registrant: North Carolina Electric Membership Corp, Raleigh, NC 27611, Phone: (919) 872-0800
  • Lat: 36.420944 Lon: -80.653111, Call Sign: WPSF413
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.450 MHz, 467.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2011, Expiration Date: 04/04/2021, Certifier: Barbara S Mistarz
    Registrant: Wireless Ventures, 4996 Indiana Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27106, Phone: (336) 761-1911, Fax: (336) 245-2022, Email:
  • Lat: 36.384444 Lon: -80.716944, Call Sign: WPYU298
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.955 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/2003, Expiration Date: 04/28/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/04/2004, Certifier: Susan L Pendergraft
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Dobson, NC 27017, Phone: (336) 386-3380
  • Lat: 36.387778 Lon: -80.717694, Call Sign: WPZR221
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.955 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/2004, Expiration Date: 02/24/2014, Certifier: Susan L Pendergraft
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510
  • 630 S Main Street (Lat: 36.387778 Lon: -80.717694), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WQAP272
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.907 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/13/2004, Expiration Date: 07/13/2014, Certifier: Susan L Pendergraft
    Registrant: Ra-Tech Services, 2396 Us 52 N, Mount Airy, NC 27030, Phone: (336) 789-8080, Fax: (336) 789-4405, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 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
    Registrant: Phone: (919) 872-0800
  • 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:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 81
  • Hazardous Condition: 16
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Dobson

See full 2006 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
Businesses in Dobson, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1FedEx1
Burger King1Hilton1
Circle K1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1UPS1
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