Douglas County is Colorado’s most affluent county. It’s part of the Denver Metropolitan Area and has an estimated population of 328,632. Douglas County encompasses all or parts of the cities and towns of Aurora, Castle Pines, Littleton, Lone Tree, Castle Rock, Sedalia, Larkspur, and Parker.
The median home value in Douglas County is $376,300. The median household income is around $105,759.
Douglas County has amazing views of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The average low temperature in January is around 16 degrees. The average high temperature in July is around 85 degrees. If you live in Douglas County, you’ll see sunny days an average of 245 days a year. You’ll see an average snowfall of 77 inches and an average rainfall of 18 inches.
Douglas County has a diverse economy with management jobs being the top employer at 17.3 percent. This is followed by retail jobs at 13.9 percent. The next most popular job is administrative at 12.8 percent. Business and financial operations come in at 8.9 percent. Rounding out the top five, computer and mathematical careers take up 6.6 percent of jobs in Douglas County.
Douglas County has one school district: Douglas County School District RE-1. It also has an online school, six charter schools and four option schools. Douglas County colleges include: University of Phoenix, University of Colorado — South Extension, and the University at Chaparral, which offers courses from various institutions throughout the state.
Douglas County has an educated population with 97.9 percent of adults having completed their high school education and 57.5 percent of adults having a Bachelor’s degree.
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