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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    Plans call for five compressor stations to be constructed in Tallapoosa County, Dougherty County, GA, and Suwannee, Marion, and Osceola counties in Florida; plus six new meter stations.
    The Dougherty County School System covers a 326 square mile area of Dougherty County, GA. Its mission is to "create a stimulating climate in which all students will pursue excellence, take responsibility for their lives, and contribute positively to their families, schools, society, environment, and the global community." Please visit www.dougherty.k12.ga.us for more information.