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About Douglasville and Douglas County

DSC_0019-001Douglas County is a special place that blends natural beauty with urban convenience and amenities. In our community, you will find an abundance of cultural and recreational opportunities, a low cost of living, a commendable education system, exceptional health care facilities, colleges and universities, and a friendly hometown atmosphere.

If you are looking for a place to call home, Douglas County can accommodate your style of living including quiet, charming neighborhoods, convenient apartment living and golf and country club communities with family amenities that include fishing, hiking trails, golf, tennis and swimming.

If you are looking for a place for your business, ample land, water and easy access to the I-20 corridor make this a prime location. Whether your plans include business, vacation or a place to call home, the Douglas County Chamber is sure you will share our passion for this community.

Douglas County Demographics

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2017 Drinking Water Quality Report

Click the image for the full report – thanks to the Water & Sewer Authority for the content!!

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New Resident Welcome Center

The Douglas County Chamber serves as the community’s New Resident Welcome Center and can provide you with resources to assist in relocating to Douglasville as well as endless resources once you make Douglas County your home.

Need a Dentist? Pediatrician? Hair Stylist? Plumber?

  • Our Business Directory is available 24/7 online.
  • The New Resident Welcome Center features brochures, business cards, flyers, and magazines for any and all of your personal and professional services

Learn about Douglasville and Douglas Countycheck out our Community Guide

Familiarize yourself with Douglas Countyview our Interactive Map of Douglas County

Relocation Packet – If you would like copies of the Map or Community Guide mailed to your location, there is an $8 charge for the packet. Contact the Chamber at 770.942.5022 to make arrangements.

Important Community Links

5th Annual Festival of Trees

FOT Logo FINAL no dateDouglas County Festival of Trees is excited to hold its 5th annual festival this year.  This year’s festival will feature a mix of miniature Christmas trees, full-size Christmas trees, and Christmas wreaths. The festival will begin November 6, 2017.  The festival will culminate in a silent auction, held December 4th – Noon on December 8th, where each item will be sold to the highest bidder. 

Last year’s Festival of Trees boasted of 42 spectacular Christmas trees and wreaths, and raised $2,800 that benefitted Children’s Voice: CASA, Inc.’s Sweet Case project.  The public will once again have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Christmas tree or wreath based on certain categories.

For more information on sponsoring an entry or questions regarding the application process, please contact Jennifer Moore at 770.920.7440, email dcfestivaloftrees@yahoo.com

2017 Douglas County Facts & Figures

Facts and Figures Brochure 2017 coverThe 2017 edition of the annual ‘facts & figures’ booklet for Douglas County has been published, and is available on the Commissioners’ pages of the Douglas County website.

The 16-page annual periodical by the Department of Communications & Community Relations is a ‘snapshot’ of County government and its departments.  Many of the reports in the document include statistics for the past three years so that trends can be identified.  The General Fund budget, millage rate, digest, and value of one mil are included for each year since 2005.

 

 

 

Some interesting facts & figures from the booklet:

  • E-911 handled a total of 238,422 calls in 2016, an average of one call every 28 seconds;
  • Douglas County Fire/EMS answered 12,049 emergency medical calls in 2016, and increase of 249 over 2015;
  • the US Census 2016 population estimate for the County is 142,224 persons;
  • the three County libraries circulated 484,183 books/materials, and had 295,011 visits;
  • the Tag Office issued 128,266 tags; and
  • the County web site, CelebrateDouglasCounty.com, had an average of 15,579 hits per day.

The ‘facts & figures’ booklet is downloadable from the Commissioners’ pages (provided in a .pdf format), and from the News Items on the web site home page.  Limited printed copies are available from the Department of Communications & Community Relations in the Douglas County Courthouse.

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