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Douglas County, CO&

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Population
328,632
1.94% growth
Median Age
38.9
Median Household Income
$109,292
1.53% growth
Poverty Rate
3.68%
Number of Employees
177,858
3.2% growth
Median Property Value
$445,400
11.7% growth

About the photo: Roxborough State Park, located in Douglas County 15 miles south of Littleton, is a 3,339-acre Colorado State Natural Area filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities, and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer.

Economy

The economy of Douglas County, CO employs 177,858 people. The economy of Douglas County, CO is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Information; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 2.98; 2.42; and 1.94 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Douglas County, CO are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (26,265), Retail trade (20,885), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (19,024), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($102,543), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,000), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($81,609).

Median household income in Douglas County, CO is $109,292. Males in Douglas County, CO have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,933. The income inequality of Douglas County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Douglas County, CO. In Douglas County, CO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 68 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,521. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.

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Diversity

Douglas County, CO is home to a population of 328,632 people, from which 96.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Douglas County, CO is composed of 273,178 White residents (83.1%), 27,883 Hispanic residents (8.48%), 15,349 Asian residents (4.67%), 6,910 Two+ residents (2.1%), and 3,961 Black residents (1.21%). The most common foreign languages in Douglas County, CO are Spanish (10,753 speakers), Chinese (1,922 speakers), and German (1,488 speakers), but compared to other places, Douglas County, CO has a relative high number of Hindi (1,259 speakers), German (1,488 speakers), and Persian (584 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Douglas County, CO awarded 761 degrees. The student population of Douglas County, CO is skewed towards females, with 311 male students and 450 female students. Most students in Douglas County, CO are White (424 and 55.7%), followed by Unknown (165 and 21.7%), Hispanic or Latino (74 and 9.7%), and Black or African American (41 and 5.39%). The largest universities in Douglas County, CO by number of graduates are University of Phoenix-Colorado (548 and 72%), Rocky Vista University (144 and 18.9%), and New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc (69 and 9.1%). The most popular majors in Douglas County, CO are General Business Administration & Management (140 and 18.4%), Registered Nursing (47 and 6.18%), and Behavioral Sciences (39 and 5.12%). The median tuition costs in Douglas County, CO are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, CO is $445,400, which is 2.17 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $398,800 to $445,400, a 11.7% increase. The homeownership rate of Douglas County, CO is 79.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Douglas County, CO have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Douglas County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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