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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Douglas is a town in Arizona with a population of 16,576. Douglas is in Cochise County. Living in Douglas offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Douglas there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Douglas and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$574
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Douglas Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    225
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    571.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,338.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    24%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%

Working in Douglas

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,986
National
$55,322
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I love this little Border town in Southern Arizona. I live here and I hope to God live here for many years God willing. I have to be honest, Industry and employment is lacking in this town. Most of us work out of town, but that does not make it a bad place to live! It is a nice and relatively safe community to live in. I am happy attending my local Church and living the nice calm small city life. It could use some improvement, but I love my community!
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Douglas, Arizona is a primarily Hispanic community with close ties to the Mexican-American border. It is not an attractive, popular town. This border town deprives opportunity for its occupants, making it an undesirable place to live. Openings for jobs are rare and hard to obtain because of the small-town competition. I wish there was change to bring the Douglas community closer and restoring the environment.
Douglas, AZ is so Mexican you either like it, or you leave. If you love Mexican culture, this is a great place to live. It is small, but that makes it peaceful and safe. It is a safe place to live, with generally low crime and it's a great place to live in the world, considering all natural disasters and other dangers that may be out there. The schools are decent with a few wonderful teachers. In Douglas is Cochise College ranked 3rd best community college in the country and is a wonderful place to be. Cochise College has small class sizes, professors who actually care, and the best tutoring you can get. Douglas has character and needs new businesses so it can grow and go back to the way it should be.