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Douglas, Arizona

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Welcome to Douglas ...

The city of Douglas is located in Cochise County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Douglas has a population of 16,259 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Douglas.

Douglas is 4,030 feet [1,228 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Douglas is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Douglas lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Douglas and travel east, you will leave Mountain Standard Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT). In addition, you will be moving from an area that does not observe daylight saving time to one that does.

Douglas is located in the (520) area code.

The ZIP codes for Douglas: 85607-85608, 85655<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Douglas had an population of 16,259 people. This is a decrease of 6.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Douglas had a population of 17,378 people (which is 13.23% of the total population of Cochise County). This makes Douglas the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Douglas represents 0.27% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,378 people, the population of Douglas increased 21.42% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,312 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Douglas.

Communities Also Named Douglas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 51 communities that are also named Douglas - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois (3), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (2), Oregon, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Douglas.

Communities near Douglas ...

We have created a list of 8 communities that are near Douglas.

  • Double Adobe [Cochise County]
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    • Double Adobe [Cochise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Douglas
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  • McNeal [Cochise County]
  • Don Luis [Cochise County]
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    • Don Luis [Cochise County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the west of Douglas
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  • Huachuca Terrace [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huachuca Terrace
    • Huachuca Terrace [Cochise County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the west of Douglas
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  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Bisbee [Cochise County]
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      • Bisbee [Cochise County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the west of Douglas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,154 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bisbee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bisbee<6>
    • Naco [Cochise County]
    • Elfrida [Cochise County]
    • Tombstone [Cochise County]
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      • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Douglas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Douglas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Douglas.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Douglas. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Douglas.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Douglas. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Douglas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Douglas ...

Looking for more information about Douglas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Douglas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Douglas.

Adding Douglas to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Douglas in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Douglas was on a map titled Map of Arizona (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Douglas on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1930.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Douglas on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Cochise, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Douglas.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Douglas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Douglas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Douglas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Douglas includes: 85607 & 85608.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Douglas) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Douglas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DouglasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Douglas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3496, Longitude: -109.5423    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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