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Time Zone: Dougherty County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Albany is the Seat for Dougherty County.

Dougherty County was founded in 1853 and was created by taking area from BakerCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Dougherty had a population of 95,859 people. This is a decrease of 0.21% since the last Census (which gave a population of 96,065 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Dougherty represented 1.17% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201094,565-1.56%-1.35% since 2009
200995,859-0.21%+0.56% since 2008
200895,322-0.77% 
200795,301-0.8% 
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200096,065The Last Census

More information can be found on the Dougherty County Census Page for Dougherty County.

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Websites for Dougherty County

Official Website:   www.dougherty.ga.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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