Douglas County

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 140,733
Population Change (2000-2015) +6%
Population Forecast (2040) 201,325
Median Household Income $58,443
Unemployment Rate 6.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work  33.5 minutes
2015 Building Permits (single family) 249
2015 Building Permits (multifamily) 0

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ARC Board Members Representing Douglas County