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Minden, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Minden Census Designated Place had a population of 3,432 as of July 1, 2020. Minden ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nevada. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Minden is located at latitude 38.9541 and longitude -119.7657 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the Minden Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,724 feet.

The Minden Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408835) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Minden Census Designated Place is located within Gardnerville-Minden Division of Douglas County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Minden: Millerville.


Minden, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,432 (100%)
Population in Households 3,338 (97.3%)
Population in Families 2,611 (76.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 94 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 812
Diversity Index2 34


Median Household Income $60,223
Average Household Income $74,181
% of Income for Mortgage4 24%
Per Capita Income $34,253
Wealth Index5 83


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,706 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,062 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 520 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $346,359
Average Home Value $381,521
Housing Affordability Index3 109


Total Households 1,582
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 1,007
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.32% 1.12%
Households 1.57% 1.29%
Families 1.49% 1.28%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
Owner Occupied HU   1.52%


Minden, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Minden to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 38 72nd
Population Density # 28 79th
Median Household Income # 52 61st
Housing Affordability Index # 48 37th
Per Capita Income # 38 72nd
Diversity Index # 106 21st

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