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Overview

Introduction to Douglas, Arizona

Douglas, Arizona, in Cochise county, is 101 miles SE of Tucson, Arizona.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,764
Male Share of the Population67.8%
Female Share of the Population32.2%
Senior Citizens9.4%
Employed Population 16+2,770
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married27.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.4%
Median Earnings25+$14,369
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$10,585
Median Earnings With High School Degree$14,974

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,253
% Above Poverty Level66.1%
% Below Poverty Level33.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.7%
Median Gross Rent$558
Median House Value$87,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)80.2%
Irish5.2%
German5.1%
Italian2.7%
English2.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
Polish0.8%
Dutch0.6%
Welsh0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Arab0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
African0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Douglas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cochise County
Standard Zip Codes85607
P.O. Box Zip Codes85608, 85655
Phone Area Codes520
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude31.54
Approximate Longitude-109.46

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)

StationDOUGLAS BISBEE INTL AP
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 62 F
Apr Temp42 to 79 F
Jul Temp64 to 94 F
Oct Temp47 to 80 F
Annual Precip13.7 inches
StationTOMBSTONE
Distance38.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 60 F
Apr Temp47 to 77 F
Jul Temp67 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip14.1 inches
StationCORONADO N M HDQTRS
Distance41.7 miles
Jan Temp32 to 58 F
Apr Temp43 to 75 F
Jul Temp61 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip21.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bisbee5,330$41,568

Douglas Public Libraries

Douglas Public Library
560 EAST 10TH STREET
Douglas, Arizona
(520) 417-7352

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Douglas Public Schools

Center For Academic Success The #2
510 G Avenue
ZIP: 85607
High
Total Enrollment 112
Center For Academic Success The #3
919 3rd St.
ZIP: 85607
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Center For Academic Success #4
1415 F Avenue
ZIP: 85607
Middle
Total Enrollment 272
Clawson School
1235 7th Street
ZIP: 85607
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Ctd - Douglas High School
1500 15th St.
ZIP: 85607
High
Total Enrollment 1
Douglas High School
1500 15th Street
ZIP: 85607
High
Total Enrollment 1319
Early Learning Center
1100 15th Street
ZIP: 85607
Primary
Total Enrollment 15
Joe Carlson Elementary School
1700 N. Louis Ave
ZIP: 85607
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Liberty Traditional Charter School - Saddleback
3715 N. Washington Ave.
ZIP: 85607
Primary
Total Enrollment 167
Maryvale School
1104 N. Madison Avenue
ZIP: 85607
Omega Alpha Academy School
1402 San Antonio
ZIP: 85607
Other
Total Enrollment 431
Paul H Huber Jr High School
1650 Washington Ave.
ZIP: 85607
Middle
Total Enrollment 437
Ppep Tec - Raul H. Castro Learning Center
530 12th Street
ZIP: 85607
High
Total Enrollment 145
Ray Borane Middle School
840 12th Street
ZIP: 85607
Middle
Total Enrollment 454
Sarah Marley School
735 7th Street
ZIP: 85607
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Stevenson Elementary School
2200 11th Street
ZIP: 85607
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Apache Elementary School
10488 N. Skeleton Canyon Road
ZIP: 85608
Primary
Total Enrollment 6
Aspc - Douglas/a.c.i.
6911 North B.d.i. Blvd
ZIP: 85608

Douglas Private Schools

Loretto Catholic School
1200 E 14th St
ZIP: 85607
Elementary
Total Enrollment 231
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