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Dougherty County, Georgia

Located 176 miles south of Atlanta.

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Dougherty County Information - Georgia.gov
Community Affairs - Dougherty Snapshot (PDF)
Dougherty County Labor Profiles (PDF)

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  Per Capita Income

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS: 26 county public schools with teachers, students in 2011; 14 private schools with students in 2013.
Technical College: Albany Technical College at Albany (local) with 6,442 students.

2-yr: Darton State College at Albany (local) with 6,396 students.

4-yr: Albany State University at Albany (local) with 4,275 students.

LaGrange College and Troy State University have satellite campuses in Albany offering B.S. and graduate degrees.
OTHER FACILITIES: 1 privately-owned business school. Dougherty County Mental Retardation Training Center Day School. Private school for children with dyslexia.

  Local Taxes
PROPERTY: Property taxes are determined by tax rates and assessment ratios which vary by location and state. A realistic method to compare property taxes from different locations is to use the ‘effective tax rate’. Effective tax rates combine city, county, school, and state tax rates into one convenient figure – the annual tax for each $1,000 of property at its fair market value. This rate applies to all property – land, buildings, equipment and inventory. Certain property is exempt from local property tax.
Effective Rates:
City   Year   Within City   Outside City
Albany   2009   $15.90   $15.14
SALES: City and county have 3% local sales tax in addition to the 4% state sales tax.

INVENTORY (Freeport): Freeport is the general term used for the exemption of ad valorem tax on inventories as defined by Georgia law. The law offers manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and warehouse operations an attractive inventory tax exemption on three classes of property.
Albany and Dougherty County exempt 100% on all classes of certain business inventory from property taxation.
JOB TAX CREDIT: Tier: 1, Amount: $4,000 as of 2013
Tier refers to the economic well-being of a county. For more information go to http://www.dca.state.ga.us/economic/TaxCredits/programs/taxcredit.asp


  Municipal Services
FIRE PROTECTION: 138 firemen and 25 support personnel. Combined city and county effort. Protection outside city limits. Fire insurance classification 3.
ZONING: City and county zoning ordinance. For further information contact Albany Metro Planning Commission.

COMMERCIAL AIRPORT: Albany Airport (local) service by ASA.

GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT: Albany Airport (local) with a 6,600 feet asphalt runway, aircraft tiedown, hangar, lighted runway, VOR, ILS, NDB, airframe & power plant repair. Additional 5,100' wind runway. 5 air cargo companies serve the airport, including UPS's Boeing 757 "mini-hub" jet service.
RAIL: Norfolk Southern piggyback - Albany (local); Norfolk Southern rail - Albany (local). Atlantic and Geogia Great Southern (local).
Navigable River: Flint River (9 foot channel depth) with public barge dock at Bainbridge (60 miles).
Seaport: Brunswick Seaport (172 miles) with maintained channel depth of 32 feet.

ELECTRICITY: A part of Georgia's modern integrated electrical transmission system, Dougherty County has excellent ability to supply industrial demands. Compared to 47% for the U.S., coal accounts for 84% of fuel used by the state's power generating plants. This assures long-term continuity. If demand exceeds 900kw, any supplier can step in and offer service.
NATURAL GAS: Available in industrial quantities on both a firm and an interruptible basis.
WATER: Plant capacity: 36,000,000 gal/day. Consumption: 18,000,000 gal/day average. Elevated storage capacity: 6,800,000 gal. Source: 30 deep wells.
SEWER: Plant Capacity: 21,600,000 gal/day; Plant Load: 15,000,000 gal/day; Secondary treatment plant.

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