The Dothan Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of Geneva, Henry, and Houston counties in southeastern Alabama, anchored by the city of Dothan, county seat of Houston County. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 145,639. 
The Dothan Metropolitan Statistical Area is a significant part of the Dothan-Enterprise-Ozark Combined Statistical Area, which is composed of the Dothan metropolitan area, the Enterprise micropolitan area, and the Ozark micropolitan area.  As of the 2010 census, the CSA had a population of 245,838. 
- American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. February 4, 2011.
- Dothan lies in three counties – Houston, Henry, and Dale. Most of the city is in Houston County with small portions extending into the neighboring counties. The small portion of Dothan in Dale County is considered to be part of the Ozark Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Houston and Henry county portions are part of the Dothan Metropolitan Statistical Area.
- OMB BULLETIN NO. 13-01: Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas. Office of Management and Budget. February 28, 2013.