Dougherty County is located in south-central Georgia. The County Seat and largest city is Albany, which shares its website with Dougherty County. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.albany.ga.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 92,407 and the 2010 census population was 94,565. The land area is 328.69 square miles and there are 287.7 persons per square mile.
29.4% of the population is White, 68% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 79.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $101,700, there are 35,661 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,619, the median household income is $31,671, and 31.2% of the persons in Dougherty County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 6,892. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,543,650, and sales per capita were $16,198. The percentage of black-owned firms is 34%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 33.7%.
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