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Douglas is a township in Effingham County, in the Effingham metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Douglas. For links to other places called Douglas, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Douglas is 39.167N. The longitude is -88.532W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,698.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Douglas demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Effingham 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 62401 ZIP code.
44% of Douglas residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Douglas ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Douglas was $19,073, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Douglas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Douglas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $771.
Effingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Douglas political report.
The average commute time for Douglas workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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