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.

Douglas is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

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 17.93 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Douglas rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.89% of adults 25 and older in Douglas have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

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.