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Dougherty County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2016: 90,017 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 96,065 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,788
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,779
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,012
Renter-occupied apartments: 18,941 (it was 16,540 in 2000)
% of renters here:

47%
State:

34%

Land area: 330 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 273 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dougherty County: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.2%), Construction (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dougherty County, Georgia:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (68.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (25.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  35.2 years
Georgia median age:  36.5 years
Males: 40,903  (45.4%)
Females: 49,114  (54.6%)
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Dougherty County,GA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Dougherty County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,222 ($30,934 in 1999)

This county:

$37,222
Georgia:

$53,559

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $506 (lower quartile is $369, upper quartile is $618)
This county:

$506
State:

$754


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $90,000 (it was $69,500 in 2000)
Dougherty:

$90,000
Georgia:

$166,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,800 - $163,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $159,494
Here:

$159,494
State:

$234,633

Townhouses or other attached units: $119,318
Here:

$119,318
State:

$198,839

In 2-unit structures: $1,066,062
Here:

$1,066,062
State:

$228,806

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,849
Here:

$141,849
State:

$205,850

Mobile homes: $28,819
Here:

$28,819
State:

$71,595

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $4,363
Here:

$4,363
State:

$25,033
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,043
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $407

Institutionalized population: 1,421

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 57
  • Auto thefts: 2

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 5
  • Thefts: 56
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 187 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2001: 195 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2002: 226 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2003: 205 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2004: 205 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2007: 131 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2009: 28 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2010: 29 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2011: 30 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2012: 34 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2013: 42 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 2014: 44 buildings, average cost: $110,400
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,435 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,017 (1.3%)

Dougherty County household income distribution in 2013 Dougherty County home values distribution in 2013 Dougherty County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 29.8%
Dougherty County:

29.8%
Georgia:

16.0%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents, 31.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 90.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.4% for other race residents, 20.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.2 years old
(Males: 34.2 years old, Females: 36.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.4 years old, Black residents: 31.4 years old, American Indian residents: 36.7 years old, Asian residents: 36.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.0 years old, Other race residents: 32.0 years old)

Area name: Albany, GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dougherty County is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $535 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $718 a month.

Cities in this county include: Albany, West Dougherty, East Dougherty, Putney.

Dougherty County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Dougherty County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 17.4 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Churches in Dougherty County include: Cordray Church (A), Darveys Chapel (B), Elam Church (C), Hopewell Church (D), Saint Maryland Church (E), Saint Marks Church (F), Pilgrims Rest Church (G), Morgan Baptist Church (H), Faith Holiness Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Conley Cemetery (1), Dickey Cemetery (2), Elam Cemetery (3), Mars Hill Cemetery (4), Mills Cemetery (5), Mount Carmel Cemetery (6), Mount Nebo Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: White Pond (A), Joiner Pond (B), Cordrays Pond (C), Merrett Pond (D), Lake Myda (E), Suddeth Lake (F), McClendon Lake (G), Taylor Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Willow Branch (A), Vincey Branch (B), Tennelle Creek (C), Horse Lot Branch (D), Hood Branch (E), Falling Creek (F), Dry Branch (G), Davis Creek (H), Carter Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Butler County, Alabama , Catahoula Parish, Louisiana , Covington County, Mississippi , Falls County, Texas , Lampasas County, Texas , Reagan County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.8%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 6,215
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,255 (55.1% naturalized citizens)

Dougherty County:

1.4%
Whole state:

10.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Dougherty County population
  • 5912010 or later
  • 7912000 to 2009
  • 3551990 to 1999
  • 2571980 to 1989
  • 2081970 to 1979
  • 224Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.4%

Dougherty County marital status for males Dougherty County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,524
  • One, attached: 1,136
  • Two: 4,789
  • 3 or 4: 4,091
  • 5 to 9: 2,330
  • 10 to 19: 1,047
  • 20 to 49: 329
  • 50 or more: 182
  • Mobile homes: 2,287

Housing units in Dougherty County with a mortgage: 8,929 (243 second mortgage, 495 home equity loan, 24 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,333

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dougherty County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant33,01191
Mainline Protestant9,19617
Black Protestant5,57517
Catholic3,9631
Other2,9617
Orthodox201
None39,839-
Dougherty County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Dougherty County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
Dougherty County:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 68
This county:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dougherty County:

14.1%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Dougherty County:

31.1%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Dougherty County:

Average size of farms: 603 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $138,780
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $839.45
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 14.90%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $105,660
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.84%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.70%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $90,539
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.38
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.17%
Corn for grain: 1647 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4919 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 13,084 acres

Tornado activity:

Dougherty County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 5523600.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/7/1958, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dougherty County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 186.2 miles away from Dougherty County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 186.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 397.3 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 219.2 miles away from the county 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 220.4 miles away from Dougherty County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 252.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to April 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1833: April 23, 2009, FEMA Id: 1833, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 01, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1686: March 03, 2007, FEMA Id: 1686, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1560: September 24, 2004, FEMA Id: 1560, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 07, 1995 to November 08, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1076: December 20, 1995, FEMA Id: 1076, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Georgia Tornadoes, Flooding, Heavy Rain, Tropical Storm Alberto, Incident Period: July 03, 1994 to July 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1033: July 07, 1994, FEMA Id: 1033, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Tornado, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Georgia FLOODING, Incident Period: March 14, 1966, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-214: March 14, 1966, FEMA Id: 214, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Dougherty County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Jamaica (14%)
  • India (13%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Guatemala (9%)
  • Nigeria (8%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Nepal (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dougherty County


  • American (10%)
  • English (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • African (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Dougherty County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 40,899 (81.8%)
  • Carpooled: 5,216 (10.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 616 (1.2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 284 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 47 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,008 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,741 (3.5%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Dougherty County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 1,149 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 866 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 813 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 490 people in nursing homes
  • 418 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 214 people in state prisons
  • 187 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 165 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 65 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 44 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 38 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Dougherty County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 1,706 people in college/university student housing
  • 829 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 784 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 400 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 174 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 154 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 107 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 99 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 40 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 38 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,412.

7.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
Georgia average:

9.45%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
Dougherty County:

0.06%
Georgia average:

0.08%

5.25% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($16,479 average AGI)
2.12% relocated from other states ($9,165 average AGI)
Dougherty County:

2.12%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lee County, GA  1.19% ($29,883 average AGI)
from Worth County, GA  0.38% ($21,726)
from Mitchell County, GA  0.30% ($19,969)
from Terrell County, GA  0.28% ($21,966)
from Fulton County, GA  0.26% ($16,548)
from DeKalb County, GA  0.20% ($15,379)
from Sumter County, GA  0.16% ($20,365)


8.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.41%
Georgia average:

9.32%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($298 average AGI)
Dougherty County:

0.05%
Georgia average:

0.09%

5.68% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($17,813 average AGI)
2.69% relocated to other states ($11,664 average AGI)
Dougherty County:

2.69%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lee County, GA  1.39% ($34,799 average AGI)
to Worth County, GA  0.40% ($22,841)
to Fulton County, GA  0.32% ($23,886)
to Mitchell County, GA  0.30% ($22,990)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.23% ($20,230)
to DeKalb County, GA  0.22% ($16,803)
to Terrell County, GA  0.19% ($21,444)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.7

Births per 1000 population in Dougherty County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Dougherty County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Dougherty County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dougherty County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Dougherty County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dougherty County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dougherty County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dougherty County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Dougherty County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,153 (10,785 aged, 3,368 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,177 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Dougherty County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (947)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (683)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (594)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (591)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (498)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (428)
  • Unspecified dementia (385)
  • Congestive heart failure (374)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (350)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (294)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.09
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,605
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 641
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 81,888

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,630
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 941
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 100

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 73.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 41.9
  • Other - 31.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 91.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 68.8
  • Other - 22.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 90,017
  • In family households: 70,411 (7,978 male householders, 13,303 female householders)
    10,842 spouses, 28,561 children (26,754 natural, 521 adopted, 1,286 stepchildren), 3,299 grandchildren, 1,526 brothers or sisters, 684 parents, 2,107 other relatives, 2,111 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,514 (6,256 male householders (5,525 living alone)), 6,727 female householders (5,782 living alone)), 2,531 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,092

Size of family households: 9,253 2-persons, 4,497 3-persons, 4,902 4-persons, 1,432 5-persons, 484 6-persons, 713 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,307 1-person, 1,296 2-persons, 244 3-persons, 136 4-persons.

8,703 married couples with children.
10,800 single-parent households (1,517 men, 9,283 women).

96.3% of residents of Dougherty speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $791,111,000 ($8,268 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $175,804,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $267,841,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $145,095,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,810,000
Federal grants: $174,244,000
Federal procurement contracts: $67,073,000 ($40,169,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $132,048,000 ($107,547,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $13,656,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $30,858,000
Federal Government insurance: $197,619,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,115
Here:

86 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,518
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +527
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -5,160
Here -54 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dougherty County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 19.08 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Dougherty County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Dougherty County population
  • 02014 or later
  • 1,0742010 to 2013
  • 6,1442000 to 2009
  • 4,1761990 to 1999
  • 5,1251980 to 1989
  • 7,3061970 to 1979
  • 7,7461960 to 1969
  • 5,3581950 to 1959
  • 1,9491940 to 1949
  • 1,8371939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dougherty County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dougherty County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Dougherty County population
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1373 rooms
  • 7454 rooms
  • 2,6595 rooms
  • 5,0026 rooms
  • 2,8887 rooms
  • 1,7928 rooms
  • 2,0399+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dougherty County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Dougherty County population
  • 811 room
  • 6952 rooms
  • 2,8803 rooms
  • 4,3204 rooms
  • 5,9735 rooms
  • 3,5406 rooms
  • 7617 rooms
  • 2178 rooms
  • 5359+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dougherty County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dougherty County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Dougherty County population
  • 31no bedroom
  • 951 bedroom
  • 2,0662 bedrooms
  • 9,7183 bedrooms
  • 2,6214 bedrooms
  • 7315+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dougherty County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Dougherty County population
  • 81no bedroom
  • 2,1421 bedroom
  • 7,6762 bedrooms
  • 7,8123 bedrooms
  • 8974 bedrooms
  • 3945+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dougherty County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dougherty County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Dougherty County population
  • 489no vehicle
  • 5,0591 vehicle
  • 5,9112 vehicles
  • 3,0283 vehicles
  • 6404 vehicles
  • 1355+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dougherty County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Dougherty County population
  • 4,311no vehicle
  • 7,7611 vehicle
  • 5,3312 vehicles
  • 1,2563 vehicles
  • 3434 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

82.4% of Dougherty County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Georgia.

Dougherty County:

82.4%
State average:

83.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 68,751
  • Other state: 19,632
  • Northeast: 3,891
  • Midwest: 3,526
  • South: 11,363
  • West: 852
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dougherty County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 75.2%Electricity
  • 21.7%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 78.4%Electricity
  • 19.1%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 596
Here:

5.7%
Georgia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 561
Here:

9.8%
Georgia:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 510
Here:

6.3%
Georgia:

18.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Dougherty County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,490,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,402,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,333,000
    Police Protection: $941,000
    Regular Highways: $481,000
    General Public Buildings: $381,000
    Health - Other: $128,000
    Correctional Institutions: $42,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $40,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $20,595,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,633,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,794,000
    Police Protection: $5,498,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,746,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,092,000
    Libraries: $2,627,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,333,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,194,000
    Financial Administration: $2,061,000
    Regular Highways: $1,864,000
    General - Other: $1,477,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $382,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $212,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $96,000
    Sewerage: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $413,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $12,802,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,343,000
    Water Utilities: $218,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,429,000
    General - Other: $779,000
    Public Welfare: $118,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $2,677,000
    Sewerage: $815,000
    Housing and Community Development: $541,000
    Regular Highways: $446,000
    Correctional Institutions: $390,000
    Health - Other: $365,000
    General - Other: $349,000
    Solid Waste Management: $309,000
    Local Fire Protection: $219,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $204,000
    Central Staff Services: $171,000
    Police Protection: $112,000
    General Public Building: $93,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $17,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,929,000

Dougherty County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,909,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,052,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $499,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,559,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,813,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,980,000
    Rents: $808,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $658,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,770,000
    All Other: $1,853,000
    Public Welfare: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,277,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $23,268,000
    Other Selective Sales: $842,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $366,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $234,000
    Other License: $193,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $136,000
    Public Utility License: $4,000

Dougherty County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,000,000

Dougherty County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,113,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,680,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,796
  • Number of aged recipients: 479
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,317
  • Number of recipients under 18: 929
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,858
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,009
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,670
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,279
Dougherty County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Dougherty County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED249$124,876228$124,355991$152,09277$38,76634$455,824402$157,76615$45,933
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$108,5566$122,83354$121,11110$59,0000$08$86,5003$60,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED67$110,62762$81,790393$118,14882$25,1460$032$60,53131$53,258
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN43$108,76718$182,889217$150,0379$42,6670$010$92,5004$78,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$105,62511$108,36470$139,2571$10,0000$04$79,7500$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$176,08019$181,4210$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$171,5837$176,2861$27,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$187,6676$166,3331$215,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$110,0002$149,0002$48,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$27,0003$134,6672$35,500
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Dougherty County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James62669.3 years
Mary59475.7 years
Willie55370.8 years
John54571.6 years
William47870.5 years
Robert35267.2 years
Annie30478.7 years
Henry26670.8 years
George22773.3 years
Charles22669.6 years
Most common last names in Dougherty County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams45069.3 years
Jones39172.5 years
Johnson33172.2 years
Smith32173.4 years
Davis29172.5 years
Brown28470.3 years
Jackson24371.9 years
Thomas21171.8 years
Harris16370.9 years
Hall15872.0 years
Businesses in Dougherty County, GA
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1McDonald's4
AT&T1Men's Wearhouse1
Advance Auto Parts3Motel 61
Aeropostale1New Balance3
American Eagle Outfitters1New York & Co1
Applebee's1Nike17
Arby's1Nissan1
AutoZone2Office Depot1
BMW1Old Navy1
Bath & Body Works1Outback1
Best Western1Outback Steakhouse1
Budget Car Rental1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King6Payless2
CVS2Penske2
Catherines1Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Chick-Fil-A2Plato's Closet1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Popeyes1
Church's Chicken1Publix Super Markets1
Cinnabon 1Quality1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack2
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster1
Curves1Rite Aid4
Dairy Queen2Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Rue211
Econo Lodge1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx16Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SAS Shoes2
Foot Locker1SONIC Drive-In2
Ford2Sam's Club1
GNC4Sears2
GameStop3Sleep Inn1
Gap1Spencer Gifts1
Goodwill3Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block5Staples1
Hardee's1Starbucks1
Hilton2Steak 'n Shake1
Hobby Lobby1Subway10
Home Depot1Super 81
Honda1T-Mobile3
Hyundai1T.J.Maxx1
IHOP1Taco Bell2
InTown Suites1Talbots1
JCPenney1Target1
Jones New York2The Athlete's Foot1
Journeys1Toyota1
Justice1Toys"R"Us2
KFC3U-Haul9
Kmart1UPS28
Knights Inn2Vans1
Kohl's1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Bryant1Victoria's Secret1
Lane Furniture1Waffle House2
LensCrafters1Walgreens3
Little Caesars Pizza2Walmart1
Long John Silver's2Wet Seal1
Lowe's1YMCA1
Marriott2

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  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"