Place:Douglas, Colorado, United States

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NameDouglas
Alt namesDouglassource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.333°N 104.95°W
Located inColorado, United States     (1861 - )
See alsoElbert, Colorado, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Douglas County is the eighth most populous of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado, in the United States. The county is located midway between Colorado's two largest cities: Denver and Colorado Springs. The United States Census Bureau that the county population was 285,465 in 2010 census, a 62.4% increase since the 2000 census, making Douglas County one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. Douglas County is part of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area. The county seat is Castle Rock. Douglas County has the highest median household income of any Colorado county or statistical equivalent. It is ranked eighth nationally in that category, and has the highest of any county or equivalent not in the northeastern US.

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History

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Douglas County was one of the original 17 counties created in the Colorado Territory by the Colorado Territorial Legislature on November 1, 1861. The county was named in honor of U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois, who died five months before the county was created. The county seat was originally Franktown, but was moved to California Ranch in 1863, and then to Castle Rock in 1874. Although the county's boundaries originally extended eastward to the Kansas state border, in 1874 most of the eastern portion of the county became part of Elbert County.

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Date Event Source
1861 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1864 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1894 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 1,388
1880 2,486
1890 3,006
1900 3,120
1910 3,192
1920 3,517
1930 3,498
1940 3,496
1950 3,507
1960 4,816
1970 8,407
1980 25,153
1990 60,391

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