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Doerun, Georgia
Doerun City Hall
Doerun City Hall
Location in Colquitt County and the state of Georgia
Location in Colquitt County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Colquitt
 • Total 1.30 sq mi (3.37 km2)
 • Land 1.28 sq mi (3.33 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
397 ft (121 m)
 • Total 738
 • Density 574.77/sq mi (221.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-23284
GNIS feature ID 0313522

Doerun is a city in Colquitt County, Georgia, United States. The population was 774 at the 2010 census.


Doerun is located at 31°19′12″N 83°55′0″W / 31.32000°N 83.91667°W / 31.32000; -83.91667 (31.320046, -83.916675).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) is land and 0.79% is water.

Doerun was founded by the Rev. William W. Williams and is still home to many of his descendants.

It is also the home of Davis Farms, which is owned and operated by Bart Davis and his sons Trey and Jedd Davis. Davis Farms produces cotton, peanuts, corn, and Angus cattle. Doerun is also the home to Oliver Farms, which is owned and operated by Mark Oliver.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 325
1910 630 93.8%
1920 919 45.9%
1930 719 −21.8%
1940 832 15.7%
1950 902 8.4%
1960 1,037 15.0%
1970 1,157 11.6%
1980 1,062 −8.2%
1990 899 −15.3%
2000 828 −7.9%
2010 774 −6.5%
2020 738 −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 828 people, 343 households, and 221 families residing in the city. The population density was 658.3 people per square mile (253.7/km2). There were 385 housing units at an average density of 306.1 per square mile (118.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 54.11% White, 43.48% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.85% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 343 households, out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,577, and the median income for a family was $35,278. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,627. About 19.8% of families and 26.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.9% of those under age 18 and 19.7% of those age 65 or over.


Doerun Elementary School
Doerun Elementary School

Doerun Elementary School (DES) is located within the city limits of Doerun. DES is administered by the Colquitt County School District. Doerun is also served by Colquitt County High School. Principal is Mrs. Kati Stephan, a former teacher of Doerun Elementary.

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