Douglas County formed in 1870, carved out of Carroll, Campbell (now Fulton) and Cherokee counties. It is named after Abraham Lincoln’s famous rival for congress and the presidency, Stephen A. Douglas.
Notable landmarks include Sweetwater Creek State Park and Clinton Nature Preserve. Large employers include Silver Line Building Products, APL Logistics and WellStar Douglas Hospital.
Douglas has grown steadily in the past decade and has seen its population become much more diverse.
Douglas County by the Numbers
|Population Change (2000-2015)||+6%|
|Population Forecast (2040)||201,325|
|Median Household Income||$58,443|
|Mean Travel Time to Work||33.5 minutes|
|2015 Building Permits (single family)||249|
|2015 Building Permits (multifamily)||0|
Douglas County Data Resources
- Neighborhood Nexus Douglas County Data Profile
- Neighborhood Nexus Douglas County Fact Sheet
- Douglas Population & Employment Forecast
- Metro Atlanta Speaks Data Dashboard
Other Douglas County Resources
ARC Board Members Representing Douglas County
- Romona Jackson Jones, Chair, Douglas County Commission
- Rochelle Robinson, Mayor, City of Douglasville
- Kip Berry, Citizen Member, District 5