Douglas County, Nevada

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Douglas County is in west central Nevada with California to the west and Carson City to the north. Douglas County is named for the Steven A. Douglas, made famous by his debates with Abraham Lincoln during the 1860 Presidential campaign. The county has a total of 710 square miles of land and 28 square miles of water. The first settlement in Nevada, Genoa, was originally settled in 1851 by Mormon pioneers/traders who sold goods to settlers passing through on their way to California. The county seat is Minden.

Fast Facts about Douglas County, Nevada
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 87.8%
Hispanic: 7.4%
Native American: 2.5%
Other: 2.5%
Two or More Races: 2.2%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 72%
Government Sector: 17%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 11%
Population Density: 64 People per Square Mile
2009 Cost of Living Index for Douglas County: 94.7
2009 Estimates:
Population: 45,464
Males: 22,959
Females: 22,505
Median Resident Age: 41.7 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $65,549
Estimated Median Home Value: $372,836
Major Industries:
Entertainment & Recreation, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Government, Health Care, Professional Services, Educational Services, Health Care, Finance & Insurance Services, Electrical Equipment & Components logo
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