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 (2017)
|Population Change (since 2010)||+8.5%|
|Population Forecast (2040)||201,325|
|Median Household Income||$61,094|
|Mean Travel Time to Work**||32.2 minutes|
|Single Family Building Permits||354 units|
|Multifamily Building Permits||26 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
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, Subcounty Intercensal Population Estimates, 2000 to 2009
- US Census Bureau, County Characteristics Resident Population Estimate, 2010 to 2017
- US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (1-year estimates), 2017
- US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (5-year estimates), 2012-16
- Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Series 15 Forecasts, 2015-16
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), 2017
* 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