Dothan offers a variety of locations and types of commercial development, including traditional downtown opportunities, commercial corridors and regional commercial centers. Dothan is the largest city in the Dothan Metropolitan Statistical Area and serves as the commercial hub for the tri-state area.
Economic indicators show that the City of Dothan / Houston County have one of the highest retail sales per capita with $30,027 compared to the state of Alabama average at $13,076. The area’s retail sales have steadily grown from $1.85 billion in 2018 to $2.134 billion in 2020. Based on the latest US Census Bureau, the City of Dothan’s population is 71,072 persons; however, the daytime population shows a population in the City of 167,019 persons.