For population 25 years and over in Douglas:
For population 15 years and over in Douglas town:
25 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $360 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (40.6 miles , pop. 158,216).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (52.9 miles , pop. 242,820).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (535.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Snead, AL (2.4 miles ), Clarence, AL (2.7 miles ), Walnut Grove, AL (2.8 miles ), Susan Moore, AL (2.9 miles ), Albertville, AL (3.0 miles ), Boaz, AL (3.1 miles ), Altoona, AL (3.1 miles ), Brooksville, AL (3.2 miles ).
Latitude: 34.17 N, Longitude: 86.32 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): City of Eagles
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Crime rate in Douglas detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
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Average climate in Douglas, Alabama
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Douglas-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 296% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the Douglas town center killed 3 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 11/24/2001, a category F4 tornado 9.9 miles away from the town center injured 22 people and caused $1 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Douglas-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from Douglas center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 39.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from Douglas center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 74.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 15, Floods: 14, Tornadoes: 10, Winds: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 37.7. This is significantly worse than average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.58. This is better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00190. This is significantly better than average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Douglas and their reported violations in the past:DOUGLAS WATER & FIRE PRO AUTHORITY (Population served: 14850, Purch_surface_water):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 24.5%
(23.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Douglas (based on Marshall County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.27%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 17
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
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Douglas government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,083 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,156 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Douglas fatal accident list:
Aug 4, 1997 07:15 PM, 1090, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 8, 1994 01:06 PM, 75, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 3
May 1, 1983 12:30 AM, 75, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 8, Drunken drivers: 2
Nov 23, 1981 07:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total costs: $1,410,000
Total average daily traffic: 11,142
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,214
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:4
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
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