About Douglas County, Nevada
Douglas County is a county in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Nevada. It is the fifth most populated county in Nevada, with approximately 50,484 residents as of the 2024 census. The county seat is Minden, and the largest city is Gardnerville Ranchos. Douglas County is governed by a five-member elected Board of Commissioners and is comprised of ten functional areas, including General Government, Judicial, Public Safety, Public Works, and Health. The county covers an area of approximately 751 square miles and has a diverse economy, with major employers in the fields of technology, advanced manufacturing, and research. The climate in Douglas County is generally arid, with warm summers, moderate winters, and cool evening temperatures year-round. The county is known for its proximity to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and its comfortable daily temperatures. Additionally, the county offers recreational opportunities, a full-service Community Park, and indoor Recreation Center. The area is also home to over 6,000 students in its K-12 education system, which is dedicated to ensuring that all students achieve excellence in education, character, and citizenship.