Minden, the county seat for Douglas County since 1906, is at the base of the Sierra Nevada range and has an elevation of 4,700 feet above sea level. Life in Minden offers the conveniences of small town living with all of the facilities of Lake Tahoe (20-25 minute drive) or Reno (45-50 minute drive) within easy reach. The towns of Minden, Gardnerville, and Genoa make up the "Carson Valley" which offer great mountain views, four seasons, and plenty of sunshine.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,836 people, 1,166 households, and 839 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 664.2 people per square mile (256.4 per km²). There were 1,231 housing units at an average density of 288.3 per sq mi (111.3 per km²).
The racial makeup of the Census Designated Place (CDP) was 94.04% White, 0.07% African American, 0.71% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 2.08% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.59% of the population.
There were 1,166 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.78.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.
Income & Taxes
Average: $59,543 (households with children)
Douglas County sales tax rate: 7.1%
Minden is home to several locally-owned shops and restaurants. We are proud of our local businesses and encourage everyone to shop and eat locally as often as possible. There are also a few fast-food restaurants, a movie theater, and other retail chains to supply your every shopping need.
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