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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 31,917
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 8.9%
Employed Population 16+ 14,150
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 37.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,186
% Above Poverty Level 80.9%
% Below Poverty Level 19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $929
Median House Value $134,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 5.4%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station ALLATOONA DAM 2
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 6,994 $61,218
Dallas 12,363 $56,454
Hiram 3,681 $60,968
Lithia Springs 17,246 $44,160
Powder Springs 14,462 $64,747
Villa Rica 14,435 $56,809

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

Douglasville Hospitals

WELLSTAR DOUGLAS HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
8954 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(770) 949-1500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Douglasville High Schools

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ALEXANDER HIGH SCHOOL
6500 ALEXANDER PARKWAY
770-651-6000
Serves 1,412 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

DOUGLAS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
8705 CAMPBELLTON STREET
770-651-6500
Serves 1,409 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

CHAPEL HILL HIGH SCHOOL
4899 CHAPEL HILL ROAD
770-651-6200
Serves 1,354 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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