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Time Zone: Douglas County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Superior is the Seat for Douglas County.

Douglas County was founded in 1854.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Douglas had a population of 44,274 people. This is an increase of 2.28% since the last Census (which gave a population of 43,287 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Douglas represented 0.81% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 31st most populous county (out of 72 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
201044,159+2.01%-0.26% since 2009
200944,274+2.28%+0.77% since 2008
200843,936+1.5%+0.36% since 2007
200743,779+1.14% 
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200043,287The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Superior   26,77527,3682.17% decrease  
Superior   2,3102,05812.24% increase  
Parkland   1,3481,2408.71% increase  
Oakland   1,2271,1447.26% increase  
Amnicon   1,2011,07411.82% increase  

Websites for Douglas County

Official Website:   www.douglascountywi.org/

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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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