Douglas, GA
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Douglas is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 11,718 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Douglas is the 78th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities, Douglas isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Douglas are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Douglas is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Douglas who work in office and administrative support (14.49%), sales jobs (11.74%), and healthcare (9.52%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.93 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Douglas with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.89% of adults in Douglas have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Douglas in 2010 was $17,819, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,276 for a family of four. However, Douglas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. The greatest number of Douglas residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Douglas include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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