Dougherty County


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Dougherty County, Georgia

PO Box 1827
Albany, GA 31702
Phone: (229) 431-2121
Fax: (229) 438-3967
www.dougherty.ga.us

In southwestern GA, southeast of Columbus; organized Dec 15, 1853 from Baker County. Name Origin: For Charles Dougherty (1801-53), lawyer and western circuit judge

Area (sq mi):: 334.64 (land 329.60; water 5.04) Population per square mile: 287.90
Population 2005: 94,882 State rank: 23 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.20%; 1990-2000 -0.30% Population 2000: 96,065 (White 37.30%; Black or African American 60.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 32.20
Income 2000: per capita $16,645; median household $30,934; Population below poverty level: 24.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,608-$24,399
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 18.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Albany County seat (76,253)

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