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 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 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%).

One of the benefits of Douglas is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.93 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.

The citizens of Douglas are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 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.