Douglas County

Douglas County BoundariesOne of the fastest growing counties in the United States, Douglas County is the home of the cities of Castle Rock, Larkspur, Lone Tree and Parker, as well as Highlands Ranch, a large, master-planned community. It is located midway between Colorado’s two largest cities, Denver and Colorado Springs. About 80 percent of Douglas County’s workforce commutes to these urban centers. Douglas County has the highest median household income of any Colorado county. Its average median household income of $95,324 ranks as the ninth highest of any county in the United States.

Although suburban development is displacing the ranching economy of Douglas County, the county is committed to preserving the natural environment. Seventy-one square miles are permanently protected land through the nationally renowned Douglas County Open Space Program. In addition, there are three state parks in the county: Castlewood Canyon State ParkChatfield State Park and Roxborough State Park. Douglas County is also the home of The Wildlife Experience, an educational and entertaining interactive museum with a blend of natural history, fine art, and large format film.

All of Douglas County is served by the Douglas County School District. It is the third-largest school district in Colorado, serving more than 61,000 students with 70+ schools.

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