The town of Dozier was named after Daniel Dozier, who was a minister in Searight, Alabama. It arose around a stop on the Mobile and Girard Railroad in the late nineteenth century. Dozier was incorporated in 1907.
According to 2020 Census estimates, Dozier recorded a population of 464. Of that number, 62.3 percent of respondents identified themselves as African American, 37.7 percent as white, and 6.3 percent as Hispanic or Latino. The town’s median household income was $39,479, and the per capita income was $15,705.
According to 2020 Census estimates, the workforce in Dozier was divided among the following industrial categories:
- Manufacturing (69.4 percent)
- Educational services, and health care and social assistance (6.4 percent)
- Retail trade (5.7 percent)
- Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste management services (4.5 percent)
- Construction (3.8 percent)
- Public administration (3.8 percent)
- Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (1.9 percent)
- Other services, except public administration (1.9 percent)
- Transportation and warehousing and utilities (1.3 percent)
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extractive (0.6 percent)
- Finance, insurance, and real estate, rental, and leasing (0.6 percent)
Students in Dozier attend Crenshaw County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.
U.S. Highway 29/State Highway 15 runs southwest-northeast through Dozier, and County Road 77 runs through town going northwest-southeast.
Events and Places of Interest
The Old Bryan Place is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Historic Places.
Crenshaw County Heritage Book Committee. Heritage of Crenshaw County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc., 2002.