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"Jackalope Capital of the World"

Douglas is a city in Converse County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Stephen A. Douglas, U.S. senator and presidential candidate against Abraham Lincoln

The latitude of Douglas is 42.759N. The longitude is -105.381W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,836 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,398.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$36,944
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Douglas demographic reports
Douglas is on the North Platte River
Once a shipping point for cattle and sheep
Local landmarks include a statue of a jackalope, a rabbit with antlers
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Wyoming State Fair - Aug. 11-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Douglas web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Fort Fetterman State Historic Site, Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Douglas demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Converse County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 82633 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Douglas residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Douglas ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Douglas was $17,634, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Douglas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Douglas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $303.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.


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Libraries in Douglas include Converse County Library System ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Douglas include Douglas Budget

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KDUW.

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Converse County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Douglas political report.

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The average commute time for Douglas workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Douglas include Best Western, Holiday Inn Express Suites Douglas.

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