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.

Douglas is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (15.90%), sales jobs (12.23%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (10.93%).

One of the benefits of Douglas is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.77 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small city, Douglas doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Douglas, just 7.89% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Douglas in 2010 was $14,184, 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 $56,736 for a family of four. Douglas also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.04% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Douglas is an extremely 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 66.34% 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, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Douglas's cultural character, accounting for 22.71% of the city’s population.

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

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