Douglas, AZ


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Douglas is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 16,592 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Douglas is the 39th largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Douglas is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Douglas is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Douglas who work in office and administrative support (12.99%), law enforcement and fire fighting (12.52%), and sales jobs (11.47%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Douglas spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.72 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Douglas have a very low rate of college education: just 9.57% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Douglas in 2010 was $13,443, which is lower middle income relative to Arizona, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $53,772 for a family of four. Douglas also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.51% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Douglas is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Douglas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Douglas, accounting for 75.25% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Douglas residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Douglas include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

Douglas also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.51%.

The most common language spoken in Douglas is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.

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