Douglas, Alabama

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Douglas, Alabama
Location in Marshall County and the state of Alabama
Location in Marshall County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°10′17″N 86°19′11″W / 34.17139°N 86.31972°W / 34.17139; -86.31972
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marshall
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 978 ft (298 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 744
 • Density 220/sq mi (85/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35964
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-21328
GNIS feature ID 0117427

Douglas is a town in Marshall County, Alabama, in the United States. Douglas, a part of the Huntsville–Decatur Combined Statistical Area, had a population of 744 in the 2010 census.[1]


Douglas is located at 34°10′18″N 86°19′12″W / 34.17167°N 86.32000°W / 34.17167; -86.32000 (34.171631, -86.319967).[2]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), of which 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) is land and 0.24% is water.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 199
1990 474 138.2%
2000 530 11.8%
2010 744 40.4%
Est. 2014 757 [4] 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

At the 2000 census,[7] there were 530 people, 213 households and 158 families residing in the town. The population density was 171.0 per square mile (66.0/km2). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 74.5 per square mile (28.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.79% White, 0.57% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 2.08% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 2.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 213 households of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.95.

Age distribution was 27.4% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median household income was $33,594, and the median family income was $36,000. Males had a median income of $32,143 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,410. About 8.8% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

  • Home to one of the best combat medics the Alabama National Guard has ever had. SGT Justin Horton deployed twice to Iraq with honorably serving overseas and for exemplitary service he was awarded the Combat Medic Badge and two Army Commendation Medals. Besides being one of the best medics in the Alabama National Guard, he also has achieved the goal of being one of the best Bass Fisherman in the state of Alabama by winning tournamants on Guntersvile Lake and Weiss Lake.


Coordinates: 34°10′18″N 86°19′12″W / 34.171631°N 86.319967°W / 34.171631; -86.319967