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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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Douglas County is located in Kansas with a population of 117,806. Douglas County is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Douglas County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Douglas County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Douglas County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Douglas County are highly rated.
Population
117,806

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$188,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$869
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    187
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    77.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    607.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    124.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    24%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

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Douglas County Reviews

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Douglas County is unlike any other place I've been to or lived in. It is extremely unique and there is literally something for everyone! Douglas County is a perfect little mixture of everyone and everything.
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