Introduction to Douglasville, Georgia

Douglasville, Georgia, in Douglas county, is 17 miles SW of Marietta, Georgia and 20 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is conveniently located inside the Atlanta metropolitan area. There are an estimated 20,065 people in Douglasville.

Douglasville History

Originally, Douglasville was inhabited by the Mississippian, Creek, Woodland and Cherokee Indians. At that time, it was named Skint Chestnut. It derived its name from a large tree, which was used as a landmark by the Indians. The city was established on February 25, 1875, by the Georgia General Assembly. The first election was held in March, 1875. Douglasville became the county seat of the Douglas County, which was created in 1870.

Douglasville and nearby Attractions

  • Sweetwater Creek State Park
  • Clinton Nature Preserve
  • Six Flags Over Georgia
  • Zoo Atlanta Playspace
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Cobb County Youth Museum

Things To Do In Douglasville

The Historic District of downtown Douglasville attracts a number of visitors every year. The local parks include Hunter Park, Jesse Davis Park, Deer Lick Park, Clinton Reserve, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Mill Village Park, Worthan Park and Keith Park. The city also has two soccer complexes, the Chestnut Log Soccer Complex and the Fowler Field Soccer Complex. You can also visit the Douglas County Cultural Arts Center, the Douglas County Aquatic Center and the Arbor Place Mall.

Douglasville Transportation

Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.

Douglasville Higher Education

Life University, Chattahoochee Technical College and Southern Polytechnic State University are nearby.


Total Population 31,573
Male Share of the Population 44.2%
Female Share of the Population 55.8%
Senior Citizens 8.9%
Employed Population 16+ 13,534
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 41%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.9%
Median Earnings25+ $35,643
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,200
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,774


Median Family Income $51,138
% Above Poverty Level 81.4%
% Below Poverty Level 18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $925
Median House Value $139,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 6.5%

Douglasville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles SW of Marietta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Douglas
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30134, 30135
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30133, 30154
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.751
Longitude -84.747

Douglasville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station DALLAS 7 NE
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station NEWNAN 4 NE
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 71 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Austell 6,944 $60,101
Dallas 12,129 $56,108
Hiram 3,628 $64,659
Lithia Springs 16,384 $44,024
Powder Springs 14,271 $66,066
Villa Rica 14,266 $58,208

Douglasville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(770) 949-1500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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