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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Douglas County is located in Colorado with a population of 320,940. Douglas County is one of the best places to live in Colorado. In Douglas County, most residents own their homes. In Douglas County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Douglas County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Douglas County are highly rated.
Population
320,940

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$407,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,574
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Douglas County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    69.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    230.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,794.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Douglas County

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$111,154
National
$55,322

Douglas County Reviews

3 reviews
Douglas County is a great place to raise a family; the schools are great and there are plenty of trails and open space amongst the development. Most residents are college educated and the high schools offer many AP courses, rigorous college prep options and excellent teachers. The students are mostly college bound to 4 year schools, so there is an atmospher of healthy competition for academic succes Nightlife could be better, there some interesting options, but it's a quick 25 minute drive to Downtown Denver outside of rush hour.
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I am not a huge fan of suburbs. Especially when every house, car, and person all begin to look the same. Douglas County is nice because there are many local conveniences; there are Starbucks and King's Soopers on almost every corner. It is also not a far commute to Downtown Denver that provides a little color and excitement. It is a growing area which is good for Colorado's economy.
Living in the Douglas County, there are a few things that will be a big part of ones life. This will include a bubble like community full of many highly wealthy families and mini copies of them.