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Time Zone: Douglas County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Waterville is the Seat for Douglas County.

Douglas County was founded in 1883 and was created by taking area from LincolnCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Douglas had a population of 37,565 people. This is an increase of 15.22% since the last Census (which gave a population of 32,603 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Douglas represented 0.55% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201038,431+17.88%+2.31% since 2009
200937,565+15.22%+1.55% since 2008
200836,993+13.47%+1.85% since 2007
200032,603The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Douglas County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Douglas County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
East Wenatchee   12,5695,757118.3% increase  
Bridgeport   2,0222,0591.8% decrease  
Waterville   1,1471,1631.38% decrease  
Coulee Dam   1,0501,0440.57% increase  
Rock Island   8538631.16% decrease  

Websites for Douglas County

Official Website:   www.douglascountywa.net/

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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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