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Overview

Introduction to Douglas, Arizona

Douglas, Arizona, in Cochise county, is 101 miles SE of Tucson, Arizona. About 14,312 people live in Douglas.

Douglas History

The area now known as Douglas was originally founded as a smelter town where the copper ores from Bisbee, Arizona, were treated. It was named in honor of the president of Phelps Dodge Corporation, Dr. James S. Douglas. The city of Douglas was incorporated in on 15th of May, 1905. The Arizona Copper Mine Strike of 1983 occurred in this place. This 3-year strike, resulting from bargaining dispute between union copper miners and the Phelps Dodge Corporation, is considered to be an important event in the United States labor movement.

Douglas and nearby Attractions

  • Chiricahua Wilderness
  • Cochise Stronghold
  • Douglas Golf Course
  • Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum
  • Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park
  • Arizona Cactus Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Douglas

The Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park showcases ranching, mining, and gambling exhibits of the region. The Chiricahua Wilderness, covering an area of 87,700 acres in the Coronado National Forest, is worth paying a visit to. Other popular spots include the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum and the Arizona Cactus Botanical Garden. In addition, the city of Douglas hosts the Cochise County Fair in the month of September every year.

Douglas Transportation

Bisbee Douglas International is the nearest major airport.

Douglas Higher Education

Cochise College is located in Douglas. Eastern Arizona College and Pima Community College are nearby.

People

Total Population 16,911
Male Share of the Population 68.5%
Female Share of the Population 31.5%
Senior Citizens 8.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,925
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 27.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.9%
Median Earnings25+ $13,439
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,278
Median Earnings With High School Degree $15,671

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,019
% Above Poverty Level 68%
% Below Poverty Level 32%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $564
Median House Value $86,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 76.6%
US/American 0%
English 3%
Irish 5.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Douglas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 101 miles SE of Tucson, Arizona
County Cochise
Standard Zip Codes 85607
P.O. Box Zip Codes 85608, 85655
Phone Area Codes 520
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.344
Longitude -109.544

Douglas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DOUGLAS BISBEE INTL AP
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 62 F
Apr Temp 42 to 79 F
Jul Temp 64 to 94 F
Oct Temp 47 to 80 F
Annual Precip 13.7 inches
Station TOMBSTONE
Distance 38.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 47 to 77 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 14.1 inches
Station CORONADO N M HDQTRS
Distance 41.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 58 F
Apr Temp 43 to 75 F
Jul Temp 61 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 21.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Douglas, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bay Acres (85607)

Paul Spur (85607)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bisbee 5,415 $45,938

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Douglas Hospitals

SOUTHEAST ARIZONA MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2174 WEST OAK AVENUE
(520) 364-7931
Emergency Service: No

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Douglas High Schools

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DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL
1500 15TH STREET
520-364-3462
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,125 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

OMEGA ALPHA ACADEMY SCHOOL
1402 SAN ANTONIO
520-805-1261
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 500 students.

CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS THE #2
510 G AVENUE
520-364-2616
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 294 students.

DOUGLAS EAST CAMPUS
1600 LOUIS AVENUE
520-805-0712
Serves 69 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 34.5

PPEP TEC - RAUL H. CASTRO LEARNING CENTER
530 12TH STREET
520-364-4405
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 41 students.

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