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The city of Douglas is located in Converse County<1> (at the time of its founding, Douglas was located in Albany County) and is the County Seat for Converse County.

Douglas was established in 1886.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Douglas has a population of 6,385 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Douglas is 4,820 feet [1,469 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Douglas is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Douglas lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Douglas: (307)

The ZIP code for Douglas: 82633<4>

Websites for Douglas ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Douglas had an population of 6,385 people. This is an increase of 4.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Douglas had a population of 6,120 people (which is 44.24% of the total population of Converse County). This makes Douglas the county's most populous community.

The population of Douglas represents 1.09% of the population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,120 people, the population of Douglas increased 15.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,288 people).

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

Communities Also Named Douglas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 51 communities that are also named Douglas - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arizona, 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 and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Douglas ...

We have created a list of 9 communities that are near Douglas.

  • Orin
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orin
    • Orin is located in Converse County
  • Shawnee
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Lost Springs
    (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
  • Esterbrook
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esterbrook
    • Esterbrook is located in Converse County
  • Glendo
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
  • Glenrock
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
  • Rolling Hills
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
    • Rolling Hills is located in Converse County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
  • Boxelder
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boxelder have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxelder
    • Boxelder is located in Converse County
  • Binford
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Binford
    • Binford is located in Albany County

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 8 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Douglas was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Douglas post office opened in 1886.

We also found Douglas in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Douglas.

The official website for Douglas:

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The official website for State of Wyoming:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Converse, 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).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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