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Douglas County, Nevada
Map of Nevada highlighting Douglas County
Location in the state of Nevada
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Nevada's location in the U.S.
Seat Minden
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

738 sq mi (1,911 km²)

28 sq mi (73 km²), 3.77%
PopulationEst.
 - (2007)
 - Density

52,386
57/sq mi (22/km²)
Founded 1861
Website www.douglascountynv.gov

Douglas County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Nevada. As of 2000, the population was 41,259. As of 2007, the population was estimated to be 52,386[1].

Contents

History

Douglas County holds the first permanent settlement in Nevada. The town of Genoa was originally settled in 1851 by Mormon traders selling goods to settlers on their way to California. Named for Stephen A. Douglas, famous for his 1860 Presidential campaign and debates with Abraham Lincoln, Douglas County was one of the first nine counties formed in 1861 by the Nevada territorial legislature.

Law and government

The county seat is Minden, after having been moved from Genoa in 1915.

Various services run by the county include parks, law enforcement, road maintenance, building inspection, and the Minden-Tahoe Airport.

Fire protection and emergency medical services are provided by the Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District at the lake and the East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts for the rest of the county.

Geography

Douglas County is in western Nevada in the western United States. Stretching from Carson Valley and running up into the Sierra Nevada, the county is bordered on the west by California, and contains about 13.2% of Lake Tahoe, which is split across the two states. Carson City, the state capital, lies to the north, and Lyon County to the east.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 738 square miles (1,910 km²), of which, 710 square miles (1,838 km²) of it is land and 28 square miles (72 km²) of it (3.77%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 41,259 people, 16,401 households, and 11,890 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 19,006 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.88% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 1.68% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 2.54% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. 7.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,401 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 20.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 28.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $51,849, and the median income for a family was $57,092. Males had a median income of $40,436 versus $28,762 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,288. About 5.80% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 5.30% of those age 65 or over.

Towns and population centers

Neighborhoods

  • Buckeye
  • Centerville
  • Dresslerville
  • East Valley
  • Fish Springs
  • Holbrook Junction
  • Jack's Valley
  • Lake Village
  • Lakeridge
  • Lincoln Park
  • Mottsville
  • Mountain House
  • Ruhenstroth
  • Sheridan
  • Skyland
  • Summit Village
  • Tahoe Village
  • Topaz Ranch Estates

Education

Douglas County's education is managed by the Douglas County School District. It serves for all of Douglas County, having two main areas: Lake Tahoe & the Carson Valley. Douglas High School also serves most of the high school age students from Alpine County, California

Lake Tahoe

Carson Valley

  • Douglas High School
  • Carson Valley Middle School
  • Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School
  • Gardnerville Elementary School
  • Minden Elementary School
  • Jacks Valley Elementary School
  • Piñion Hills Elementary School
  • Gene L. Scarselli Elementary School
  • C.C. Meneley Elementary School

Radio Stations in Douglas County

Movies filmed in Douglas County

Major industry in Douglas County

Major business in Douglas County

North County

Minden

Gardnerville

Stateline/Zepher Cove

Major restaurant chains in Douglas County

North County

Minden

Gardnerville

Gardnerville Ranchos

Stateline/Zepher Cove

Grocery stores in Douglas County

North County

Gardnerville

Stateline/Zepher Cove

Casinos in Douglas County

Gardnerville

  • Sharkey's

Minden

  • Carson Valley Inn

Topaz Lake

  • Topaz Lodge

Stateline

North County

References

  1. ^ 2006 Estimates by County
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 38°55′N 119°37′W / 38.92°N 119.61°W / 38.92; -119.61


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Douglas County, Nevada
Map
File:Map of Nevada highlighting Douglas County.png
Location in the state of Nevada
Map of the USA highlighting Nevada
Nevada's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1861
Seat Minden
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.77%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

51770
Website: www.DouglasCountyNV.gov

Douglas County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Nevada. As of 2000, the population was 41,259. But as of 2006 the population is 51,770 [1].

Contents

History

Douglas County holds the first permanent settlement in Nevada. The town of Genoa was originally settled in 1851 by Mormon traders selling goods to settlers on their way to California. Named for Stephen A. Douglas, famous for his 1860 Presidential campaign debates with Abraham Lincoln, Douglas County was one of the first nine counties formed in 1861 by the Nevada territorial legislature.

Law and government

The county seat is Minden, after having been moved from Genoa in 1915.

Various services run by the county include parks, law enforcement, road maintenance, building inspection, and the Minden-Tahoe Airport.

Fire protection and emergency medical services are provided by the Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District at the lake and the East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts for the rest of the county.

Geography

Douglas County is in northwestern Nevada in the southwestern United States. Stretching from Carson Valley and running up into the Sierra Nevada, the county is bordered on the west by California, and contains half of Lake Tahoe, which is split across the two states. Carson City, the state capital, lies to the north, and Lyon County to the east.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,910 km² (738 sq mi). 1,838 km² (710 sq mi) of it is land and 72 km² (28 sq mi) of it (3.77%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 41,259 people, 16,401 households, and 11,890 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (58/sq mi). There were 19,006 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (27/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.88% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 1.68% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 2.54% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. 7.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,401 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 20.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 28.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $51,849, and the median income for a family was $57,092. Males had a median income of $40,436 versus $28,762 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,288. About 5.80% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 5.30% of those age 65 or over.

Towns and population Centers

Neighborhoods

Education

Douglas County's education is managed by the Douglas County School District. It serves for all of Douglas County, having two main areas: Lake Tahoe & the Carson Valley.

Lake Tahoe

Carson Valley

Movies filmed in Douglas County

Major industry in Douglas County

Casinos in Douglas County

Gardnerville

Minden

Topaz Lake

Stateline

External links

Coordinates: 38°55′N 119°37′W / 38.92, -119.61

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