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.
Within Douglas County are the cities of Austell*, Douglasville, and Villa Rica*.
Douglas County by the Numbers (2022)
|Population Change (since 2010)
|Population Forecast (2050)
|Median Household Income
|Mean Travel Time to Work**
|Single Family Building Permits
|Multifamily Building Permits
View ARC’s 21-County Dashboard where you can find various data points about Douglas County.
Douglas County Data Resources
2023 Annual Report – Douglas County (pdf)
Other Douglas County Resources
ARC Board Members Representing Douglas County
- US Census Bureau, County Population Estimates, 2022
- US Census Bureau, Small-Area Income and Poverty Estimates, 2021
- US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (1-year estimates), 2022
- US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (5-year estimates), 2017-2021
- Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Series 16 Forecasts
- HUD, State of the Cities Data System (SOCDS), 2022
* These cities belong to more than one county.