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 (2018)
|Population Change (since 2010)||+11%|
|Population Forecast (2050)||192,481|
|Median Household Income||$62,147|
|Mean Travel Time to Work**||33 minutes|
|Single Family Building Permits||399 units|
|Multifamily Building Permits||0 units|
Douglas County Data Resources
- Neighborhood Nexus Douglas County Data Profile
- Neighborhood Nexus Douglas County Fact Sheet
- Douglas Population & Employment Forecast
- GEEARS Early Childhood Profile for Douglas County
- Metro Atlanta Speaks Data Dashboard
- Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Data Dashboard
- ARC 2019 Annual Report - Douglas County
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
- US Census Bureau, County Population Estimates, 2018
- US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (1-year estimates), 2018
- Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Series 16 Forecasts
- HUD, State of the Cities Data System (SOCDS), 2018
* These cities belong to more than one county.
** Showing 2012-16 (5-year average) data due to lack of 2017 (1-year) data for this county