County Population: 175,766
County Houses: 63,333
Land area: 840.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.6 sq. mi.
Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services
(15.6%), Educational,health and social services (14.2%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (12.5%), Retail
Type of workers:
- Private wage or salary: 83%
- Government: 10%
- Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
- Unpaid family work: 0%
Races in Douglas County:
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
- White Non-Hispanic (89.7%)
- Hispanic (5.1%)
- Two or more races (1.9%)
- Other race (1.4%)
- Black (1.0%)
- American Indian (0.8%)
- Chinese (0.6%)
Median age: 33.7 years
Males: 49.9%, Females: 50.1%
Average household size in Douglas County: 2.88
household income: $82,929 (year 2000)
Median house value: $236,000 (year 2000)
Median montly rent in 2000: $1053
Median monthly costs for houses with a mortgage in Douglas County in 2000: $1564
Cities in this county include: Highlands Ranch, Parker, Castle Rock, The Pinery, Stonegate, Castle Pines, Lone Tree.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Douglas County: Perry Park South Ranch, Pikes Peak Grange, Pineview Ranch, Platte River
Campground, Pollock Ranch, Rock Springs Campground, Round-Up Ranch, Russellville, Sacred Heart Retreat House, Saddle String
Ranch, E-B Ranch, Scraggy View Picnic Area, Shady Brook Camp, Bridge Crossing Picnic Area, Silver State Youth Camp, Spring
Valley School, Sundance Ranch, Swank Cabin, Swayback Ranch, Aurora Filtration Plant.
Churches in Douglas County include: Bear Canyon Church, Brotherhood of the White Temple.
Cemetery: Spring Valley Cemetery.
Reservoirs: Allis Reservoir, Baird Reservoir Number 1, Barney Bird Reservoir Number 1, West Cherry Creek Detention
Number 9 Reservoir, West Cherry Creek Detention Number 8 Reservoir, West Cherry Creek Detention Number 7 Reservoir, West Cherry
Creek Detention Number 11 Reservoir, Cantrill Reservoir.
Rivers and creeks: Antelope Creek, Gove Creek, Rainbow Creek, Brush Creek, Camp Creek, Cook Creek, Crowfoot
Creek, Deep Creek, Douglas Creek.
Park in Douglas County: Chatfield State Park.
Current college students: 8,719
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 97.0%
25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 51.9%
Number of foreign born residents: 9,065 (47% naturalized citizens)
Mean travel time to work: 29.3 minutes
Housing units in structures:
- One, detached: 54,428
- One, attached: 2,533
- Two: 103
- 3 or 4: 738
- 5 to 9: 2,073
- 10 to 19: 1,698
- 20 or more: 1,455
- Mobile homes: 286
- Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19