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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    B+
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    B
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    C-
Douglas County is located in Georgia with a population of 141,840. Douglas County is one of the best places to live in Georgia. In Douglas County, most residents own their homes. In Douglas County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Douglas County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Douglas County are above average.
Population
141,840

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,046
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Douglas County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    532.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    151.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    630.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,356.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    252.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Douglas County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,147
National
$55,322

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    Douglas County Reviews

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    Douglas County is one of the best metro Atlanta counties. When it comes to our school systems, some students (preferably the ones who has all A's and B's) are willing to sacrifice their free-time opportunities in order to meet the standards that they want in that particular class. As of right now, many movies and television shows are being filmed right in this county. We have one of the best water systems, our county is diverse, and we have great restaurants. Consider visiting Douglas County if you are in the area!
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    Douglas county is a great community! It's clean family friendly and 30 minutes from the airtpot and downtown Atlanta. Also, it's 5 minutes from six flags. Continuously, Douglas county is a wonderful county with kind persons, very helpful, and safe.
    I have lived here my entire life and it is the perfect mix of a small town and a genuine city. You have the opportunity to experience "the best of both worlds" because if you travel 30 minutes West, you are in a rural area and if you travel 30 minutes East, you are in a major city. Douglas County truly allows the small town feeling of knowing where everything is located, however, this can get boring because there are not major locations that are left to be explored when you feel adventurous. Also, Douglas County is not accessible by MARTA and therefore lacks public transport. On the other hand, it is very easy to drive in this county and traffic is always predictable.