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Demographics: Population and Workforce

POPULATION

Douglasville's population explosion was due to the City’s excellent business climate, job opportunities, low cost of living, outstanding quality of life and prime location within Metro Atlanta.

  • Douglasville has a population of 30,961 and the Douglasville Area has a population of 2,087,845.
  • Douglasville’s population grew by 74% from 2000-2007.
  • Douglasville ranks 23rd in population among the 534 cities and towns in Georgia.
  • Metro Atlanta has a population of nearly 5 million people and is the 5th largest metro area in the United States.
  • From 2000-2007 Metro Atlanta ranked #1 among U.S. metro areas in population growth.
  • In 2008 the median age in Douglasville was 33.4 years.


Population Trends*
Year
Douglasville
Douglasville Area **
1990
14,404
1,279,677
2000
20,065
1,684,877
2008
28,546
2,087,845
2013
34,839
2,103,267
Projected Growth Rate 1990-2013
141.9%
64.4%
*Source: Department of Labor, January, 2012
**Includes Douglas, Carroll, Cobb, Fulton (Atlanta) and Paulding Counties


WORKFORCE

The City of Douglasville and Douglasville Area have abundant and educated workforces capable of supporting a variety of business sectors.

  • Douglasville’s has a workforce of 15,213; however, within 30 minutes of Douglasville the workforce is approximately 1,030,023.
  • Metro Atlanta has a workforce of over 2.5 million people and grew by 20% from 1996-2005.
Employment Rates *
 
Douglasville
Douglasville Area **
Workforce
14,626
1,031,080
Employed
12,782
921,573
Unemployed
1,844
109,507
Unemployment Rate
11%
10.6%

*Source: Georgia Department of Labor August 2009
** Includes Douglas, Carroll, Cobb, Fulton (Atlanta) and Paulding Counties

 GEORGIA WORK READY

The City of Douglasville and Douglas County is part of Georgia's Work Ready initiative. It is one of the counties throughout the state that have made a commitment to earn Certified Work Ready Community status, a designation showing they have the talented workforce that business demands and the means to drive economic growth and prosperity.

Georgia Work Ready was created to ensure that Georgia's workers have the best skills, easy access to training and world-class job opportunities. The backbone of the initiative is the Work Ready Certificate, which assesses the real world skills of Georgia's workers. Georgia also offers gap training aimed at helping to improve Certificate scores, enabling career growth and continued on-the-job success. This, combined with an innovative job profiling process that accurately identifies the exact skills required for specific jobs is helping create the perfect match between Georgia workers and jobs.

To read more about the Georgia Work Ready program click here.