A new census says that Alabama ranks 27th in the United States for population growth.
In the past year, Alabama's population has grown by 35,000.
Although the population is increasing, the census bureau sees growth declining in the South and West.
However, here in Dothan, growth seems to be going steady.
In 2000, the population in Dothan was 57,737 and officials say it's on the rise.
"Since the 2000 estimate it is 65447, so you see we have had about 8000 growths- 7,000 people since then, Annually, I would say that is about 1.8 % every year so growth has been steady," says Todd McDonald the Dothan Planning Director.
We'll have more on the impact of Dothan’s population growth Friday on News 4 at 6.