dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Douglas, Georgia

Douglas, Georgia, in Coffee county, is 77 miles E of Albany, Georgia and 107 miles NW of Jacksonville, Florida.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,742
Male Share of the Population44.4%
Female Share of the Population55.6%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+4,117
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married29.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.5%
Median Earnings25+$27,804
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,356
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,142

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,849
% Above Poverty Level71.4%
% Below Poverty Level28.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone37.3%
Median Gross Rent$556
Median House Value$98,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.2%
English9.5%
Irish2.7%
German2.6%
Scottish1.1%
African0.9%
French Except Basque0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Russian0.2%
Italian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Dutch0.1%
+ Show More

Douglas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Coffee County
Standard Zip Codes31533, 31535
P.O. Box Zip Codes31534
Phone Area Codes912
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude31.5
Approximate Longitude-82.85

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
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 60 F
Apr Temp51 to 79 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip52 inches
StationALMA BACON COUNTY AP
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp54 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationHOMERVILLE 5 N
Distance29.6 miles
Jan Temp35 to 62 F
Apr Temp49 to 79 F
Jul Temp67 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 80 F
Annual Precip52.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ambrose446$33,750
Broxton1,098$30,000
Denton209$41,250
Nicholls4,021$27,330
Pearson2,000$32,685
Willacoochee1,549$26,667

Douglas Public Libraries

Satilla Regional Library System
200 S. MADISON AVENUE, SUITE D
Douglas, Georgia
(912) 384-4667

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Douglas Hospitals

Coffee Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1101 Ocilla Road

Douglas Public Schools

Coffee Alternative Education Center
1303 South Perterson Avenue
ZIP: 31533
(912) 384-1043
Coffee County Career Academy
1303 Peterson Ave S
ZIP: 31533
(912) 384-2086
High
Total Enrollment 275
Coffee County High School
159 Trojan Way
ZIP: 31533
(912) 384-2094
High
Total Enrollment 1320
Coffee Middle School
901 Connector 206 N
ZIP: 31533
(912) 720-1011
Middle
Total Enrollment 1612
Eastside Elementary School
603 Mcdonald Ave N
ZIP: 31533
(912) 384-3187
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
George Washington Carver Freshman Campus
1020 Gaskin Ave S
ZIP: 31533
(912) 384-1342
Other
Total Enrollment 488
Westside Elementary School
311 Westside Dr
ZIP: 31533
(912) 384-5506
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Indian Creek Elementary
2033 Ga Highway 158 W
ZIP: 31535
(912) 393-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Satilla Elementary School
5325 Old Axson Rd
ZIP: 31535
(912) 384-2602
Primary
Total Enrollment 691

Douglas Private Schools

Citizens Christian Academy
1548 Highway 158 W
ZIP: 31533
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 210
Faith Christian Academy
1179 Thompson Dr
ZIP: 31535
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 50
Sources :
Additional Details
Douglas Colleges
Douglas colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Douglas
Additional Resources
Info for Douglas Government Officials


Are you an official in the Douglas government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.