Sat., August 10, 2013 11:00am (EDT)

UGA Demographer Douglas Bachtel Dies
By Associated Press
Updated: 11 months ago

ATHENS, Ga.  —  
As Bachtel produced more data that helped Georgians understand the strengths and weaknesses of their communities over the years, he became one of UGA's best-known and respected researchers. (Photo courtesy:  JRP via flickr)
As Bachtel produced more data that helped Georgians understand the strengths and weaknesses of their communities over the years, he became one of UGA's best-known and respected researchers. (Photo courtesy: JRP via flickr)
Doug Bachtel, a University of Georgia professor and demographer who helped leaders across Georgia make decisions about their communities, has died.

Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes said Bachtel died Thursday.

Bachtel was a faculty member in UGA's Department of Housing and Consumer Economics. He revealed the numbers and facts underlying social and economic issues affecting the state.

As Bachtel produced more data that helped Georgians understand the strengths and weaknesses of their communities over the years, he became one of UGA's best-known and respected researchers.

Bachtel's funeral is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Lord and Stephens West in Bogart.