Introduction to Douglas, Georgia

Douglas, Georgia, in Coffee county, is 77 miles E of Albany, Georgia and 107 miles NW of Jacksonville, Florida. About 10,639 people live in Douglas.

Douglas History

Douglas was formed in 1858 on land donated by J.S. Pearson. It was named after Senator Stephen A. Douglas, the challenger to Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election. Douglas became a town in 1895 and was incorporated as a city in 1897. The first railroad came to the city in 1895 and the Georgia and Florida Railway established its office in the city in 1909. Douglas became a major tobacco market of Georgia in the 1920s and 1930s.

Douglas and nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Station Museum
  • General Coffee State Park
  • Veterans Memorial and Museum
  • Pierce County Heritage Museum & Depot
  • Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site
  • Okefenokee Swamp Park

Things To Do In Douglas

The WWII Aviation Museum, the Heritage Station Museum and the Broxton Rocks are also worth taking a look around. Apart from the General Coffee State Park, the city of Douglas also has several parks. These include Wheeler Park, Roundtree Center Park, Emma Wade Park, Whispering Pines Park, North Madison Park, Eastside Park and Pine Street Park.

Douglas Transportation

Moody AFB is nearby.

Douglas Higher Education

South Georgia College is the local institute for higher education. Valdosta State University, Georgia Southern University, Albany State University and several other colleges and universities also offer facilities for higher education to the people of Douglas.


Total Population 11,750
Male Share of the Population 44.4%
Female Share of the Population 55.6%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 3,909
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 27.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $38,991
% Above Poverty Level 74.2%
% Below Poverty Level 25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 38.6%
Median Gross Rent $570
Median House Value $96,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.5%
US/American 0%
English 8.4%
Irish 2.8%

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

Douglas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles E of Albany, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles NW of Jacksonville, Florida
County Coffee
Standard Zip Codes 31533, 31535
P.O. Box Zip Codes 31534
Phone Area Codes 912
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.508
Longitude -82.85

Douglas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 51 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 52 inches
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 54 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 62 F
Apr Temp 49 to 79 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 52.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ambrose 410 $30,208
Broxton 1,101 $31,125
Denton 241 $53,750
Nicholls 4,067 $28,250
Pearson 1,935 $31,058

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

Douglas Public Libraries

Satilla Regional Library System
Douglas, Georgia
(912) 384-4667

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Douglas Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1101 OCILLA RD P O BOX 1248
(229) 384-1900
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,941 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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