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Encyclopedia > Douglas, Arizona
City of Douglas, Arizona
Location in Cochise County and the state of Arizona
Location in Cochise County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 31°20′42″N 109°32′29″W / 31.345, -109.54139
Country United States
State Arizona
County Cochise
Incorporated May 15th, 1905
Government
 - Mayor Ray Borane
Area
 - Total 7.7 sq mi (20.0 km²)
 - Land 7.7 sq mi (20.0 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation 4,006 ft (1,221 m)
Population (2006)
 - Total 17,016
 - Density 1,852.7/sq mi (715.3/km²)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 85607, 85608, 85655
Area code(s) 520
FIPS code 04-20050
GNIS feature ID 0004069
Website: http://www.douglasaz.gov/

Douglas is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, USA. Douglas has a border crossing with Mexico and a history of mining. Image File history File links Cochise_County_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Douglas_highlighted. ... Cochise County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... List of the 15 counties in the U.S. state of Arizona: Arizona county map Apache County formed in 1879 from part of Yavapai County. ... Cochise County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... MST is UTC-7 The Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), resulting in UTC-7. ... Daylight saving time (also called DST, or Summer Time) is the local time a region is designated for a portion of the year, usually an hour forward from its standard official time. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... North American area code 520 is a state of Arizona telephone area code which was created in a split from area code 602 on March 19, 1995 for the rest of the state outside of the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Cochise County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... This article is about mineral extractions. ...


The population was 14,312 at the 2000 census. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 17,016.[1]

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Geography

Douglas is located at 31°20′42″N, 109°32′29″W (31.344911, -109.541376).GR1


Douglas stands on the U.S.-Mexico border, across from the city of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. The international border between Mexico and the United States runs a total of 3,141 km (1,951 miles) from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. ... Agua Prieta is a town in the northern part of the Mexican state of Sonora (, ). It stands on the U.S.-Mexico border, adjacent to the town of Douglas, Arizona, USA, and covers an area of 3,631. ... Sonora is a state in northwestern Mexico, bordering the states of Chihuahua to the east, Sinaloa to the south, and Baja California to the northwest. ...


History

Douglas is named after mining pioneer James Douglas. James Douglas jr. ...


Douglas was also the site of the Phelps-Dodge Corporation Douglas Reduction Works until its closure in 1987. Two copper smelters operated at the site. The Calumet and Arizona Company Smelter was built in 1902. The Copper Queen operated in Douglas from 1904 until 1931, when the Phelps-Dodge Corporation purchased the Calumet and Arizona Company and took over their smelter. The Calumet and Arizona smelter then became the Douglas Reduction Works. The town was a site of the Arizona Copper Mine Strike of 1983.The "Cowboys Home Saloon " was the location of the fatal shooting of bar owner Lorenzo "Lon" Bass. The accused was Arizona Ranger William W. Webb.The date was Feb 8 1903. A full report can be read in The Arizona Rangers by Bill ONeal pub,Eakin Press Austin Texas. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Arizona Copper Mine Strike of 1983 began as a bargaining dispute between the Phelps Dodge Corporation and a group of union copper miners. ...


Sights

Douglas is home to the historic Gadsden Hotel, which opened its doors in 1907. Named for the Gadsden Purchase, the stately five-story, 160-room hotel became a home away from home for cattlemen, ranchers, miners, and businessmen in the young Arizona territory. The hotel was leveled by fire and rebuilt in 1929. The Gadsden is recognized as a National Historic Site. Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Gadsden's spacious main lobby is majestically set with a solid white Italian marble staircase and four soaring marble columns. An authentic Tiffany & Co. stained glass mural extends forty-two feet across one wall of the massive mezzanine. An impressive oil painting by Audrey Jean Nichols is just below the Tiffany window. Vaulted stained glass skylights run the full length of the lobby. Tiffany Blue seen here on a Tiffany gift box. ...


In 1990, a drug tunnel was located in Douglas Arizona, one of the most sophisticated tunnels found thus far.


Notable residents

World War I wife Hazel Carter was from Douglas. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Hazel Carter During World War I, Hazel Carter of Douglas, Arizona stowed away on a ship to France to stay with her soldier husband. ...


James Dent, DHS class of '24 was later Superintendent of Schools for the Mt. Diablo Unified District, Contra Costa County, CA.


Bill Melendez, born Jose Cuauhtemoc Melendez in Mexico in 1916, was educated in the public schools of Douglas as a child. A character animator, film producer and film director, he is best known for his work as the voice of Snoopy in the Charlie Brown series.


Halo 3 player Ryan Shatto was born and currently resides in Douglas. He holds the bungie.net record of receiving the MVP award eleven times straight in the ranked multiplayer playlist Team Slayer.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 14,312 people, 4,526 households, and 3,453 families residing in the city. The population density was 715.8/km² (1,852.7/mi²). There were 5,186 housing units at an average density of 259.4/km² (671.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.20% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 31.81% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. 85.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 4,526 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 22.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.59. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $20,567, and the median income for a family was $22,425. Males had a median income of $25,320 versus $18,447 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,232. About 32.1% of families and 36.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.0% of those under age 18 and 21.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


References

  1. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Arizona (CSV). 2006 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.

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External links

Coordinates: 31.344911° N 109.541376° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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