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  • 89.9% of Douglasville residents 25 years and older are high school graduates.
  • 21.7% of Douglasville residents over the age of 25 have a college degree.
  • The average commute time for Douglasville residents to their place of employment is 32 minutes.
  • In Metro Atlanta 43% of the residents 25 years and older have a college degree which ranks 7th highest among U.S. metro areas.
  • In its annual ranking of business climates, the cable network CNBC rated Georgia as having the #1 workforce in the U.S. The network cited Georgia’s abundant and educated workforce as a primary reason for this prestigious designation.
Employment by Industry - 2008*
Industry
Douglasville and Douglas County
Douglasville Area **
AGRICULTURE
N/A
684 (0.1%)
MINING
N/A
N/A
CONSTRUCTION
2,796 (6.8%)
54,340 (4.7%)
MANUFACTURING
4,176 (10.1%)
63,891 (5.5%)
-- Food
N/A
13,650 (1.2%)
-- Beverage and Tobacco Products
N/A
877 (0.1%)
-- Textile Mills
N/A
903 (0.1%)
-- Textile Product Mills
32 (0.1%)
774 (0.1%)
-- Wood Products
0
1,823 (0.2%)
-- Paper
N/A
2,917 (0.3%)
-- Printing
58 (0.1%)
5,029 (0.4%)
-- Petroleum and Coal Products
N/A
270 (0.0%)
-- Nonmetallic Mineral Products
86 (0.2%)
3,587 (0.3%)
-- Primary Metal
N/A
N/A
-- Fabricated Metal Products
818 (2.0%)
4,423 (0.4%)
-- Computer and Electronic Products
31 (0.1%)
2,499 (0.2%)
-- Electrical Equipment and Appliances
N/A
916 (0.1%)
-- Transportation Equipment
N/A
N/A
-- Furniture and Related Products
N/A
2,218 (0.2%)
-- Miscellaneous
217 (0.5%)
3,330 (0.3%)
-- Leather and Allied Products
0
N/A
SERVICE PROVIDING
28,415 (68%)
875,252 (75.7%)
-- Utilitites
N/A
5,341 (0.5%)
-- Wholesale Trade
1,907 (19.9%)
68,406 (5.9%)
-- Retail Trade
8,239 (19.9%)
111,139 (9.6%)
-- Transportation and Warehousing
1,487 (3.6%)
44,943 (3.9%)
-- Information
275 (0.7%)
57,120 (4.9%)
-- Finance and Insurance
760 (1.8%)
65,240 (5.6%)
-- Real Estate
768 (1.9%)
27,780 (2.4%)
-- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
888 (2.1%)
104,446 (9.0%)
-- Management
60 (0.1%)
26,417 (2.3%)
-- Administrative and Support
2,782 (6.7%)
94,383 (8.2%)
-- Education 258 (0.6%) 16,886 (1.5%)
-- Health Care and Social Assistance 3,844 (9.3%) 99,982 (8.7%)
-- Arts, Entertainment and Recreation N/A 16,292 (1.4%)
-- Accommodation and Food Services 4,396 (10.6%) 106,288 (9.2%)
-- Other Services 990 (2.4%) 30,608 (2.6%)
UNCLASSIFIED-INDUSTRY NOT ASSIGNED N/A 1,004 (0.1%)
GOVERNMENT 5,849 (14.1%) 106,404 (13.9%)
TOTAL 41,345 (100%) 1,155,859 (100%)
*Georgia Department of Labor
** Includes Douglas, Carroll, Cobb, Fulton and Paulding Counties

 

Metro Atlanta Average Monthly Employment by Industry - 2005*
Industry
Employment
-- Trade, Transportation and Utilities
514,645
-- Professional and Business Services
372,175
-- Public Administration
305,397
-- Education and Health Services
218,391
-- Leisure and Hospitality
216,967
-- Manufacturing
177,415
-- Financial Activities
151,330
-- Construction
128,117
-- Information
87,693
-- Other Services
60,605
-- Natural Resources and Mining
3,895
ALL INDUSTRIES
2,236,258
*Source: Georgia Department of Labor, 2006

 

Occupational Profile of Residents - 2000*
Occupation
Douglasville and Douglas County
Douglasville Area **
-- Management, Business and Financial Workers
5,682 (11.7%)
142,148 (15.7%)
-- Science, Engineering and Computer Professionals
1,919 (3.9%)
61,060 (6.7%)
-- Healthcare Practitioner Professionals
953 (2.0%)
22,885 (2.5%)
-- Other Professional Workers
4,220 (8.7%)
109,510 (12.1%)
-- Technicians
999 (2.1%)
15,921 (1.8%)
-- Sales Workers
5,930 (12.2%)
122,716 (13.5%)
-- Administrative Support Workers
9,628 (19.7%)
146,560 (16.2%)
-- Construction and Extractive Craft Workers
2,910 (6.0%)
36,511 (4.0%)
-- Installation, Maintenance and Repair Craft Workers
3,648 (7.5%)
34,138 (3.8%)
-- Production Operative Workers
2,940 (6.0%)
37,101 (4.1%)
-- Transportation and Material Moving Operators
2,749 (5.6%)
30,872 (3.4%)
-- Laborers and Helpers
1,871 (3.8%)
34,913 (3.9%)
-- Protective Service Workers
904 (1.9%)
13,340 (1.5%)
-- Service Workers (except protective)
4,281 (8.8%)
92,373 (10.2%)
-- Unemployed, No Civilian Work Experience Since 1995
150 (0.3%)
6,972 (0.8%)
Total Civilian Labor Force
48,784 (100%)
907,020 (100%)
*U.S. Bureau of Census
** Includes Douglas, Carroll, Cobb, Fulton (Atlanta) and Paulding Counties

 

City of Douglasville Employed Population 16+ by Occupation *
WHITE COLLAR
64.4%
-- Management, Business and Financial
15.8%
-- Professional
18.8%
-- Sales
13.8%
-- Administrative Support
16.0%
SERVICES
13.9%
BLUE COLLAR
21.7%
-- Farming, Forestry and Fishing
0.2%
-- Construction and Extraction
5.8%
-- Installation, Maintenance and Repair
4.9%
-- Production
4.1%
-- Transportation and Material Moving
6.8%
TOTAL PERSONS
12,457 (100%)
*2000 U.S. Bureau of Census and ESRI forecasts for 2008

 

Manufacturing Workforce - Metro Atlanta Area - 2005 *
Sector
Employment
-- Food Manufacturing
23,328
-- Transportation Equipment
20,334
-- Plastics and Rubber Products
14,178
-- Printing and Related Activities
13,081
-- Fabricated Metal Products
12,396
-- Computer and Electronic Products
11,286
-- Chemical Manufacturing
10,266
-- Nonmetallic Mineral Products
10,133
-- Paper Manufacturing
9,182
-- Machinery Manufacturing
8,879
*Source: Georgia Department of Labor, 2006