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Minden, established in 1905, and the county seat for Douglas County is at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain 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. Minden is named after a small town in Germany - "Minden, Germany". The towns of Minden, Gardnerville, and Genoa make up the "Carson Valley" which offers great mountain views, four seasons, and plenty of sunshine. To learn more about Minden, review the information on this page.
Minden Nevada Weather
Minden residents enjoy four distinct seasons and over 300 days of sunshine each year. When combined with Minden's elevation and high-desert climate, we enjoy winters that are much milder than midwest and northeast US areas and summers that are much milder than southern Nevada, Arizona, and many inland areas of Northern and Southern California. We do get light snow (generally 2" - 5" several times a year) that typically melts away in a few hours to a day or two. As you can see, our summer months are warm with cool evening temperatures.
The table below shows the historical average temperature (farenheit) and precipitation (inches) by month. Average annual precipitation equals 8.3 inches.
Population (Area of Minden/Gardnerville)
|Land Area:||165.4 Square Miles|
|Population Density:||170 People/Sq. Mi.|
Minden Nevada Income
|Average: (households w/children)||$59,543|
Minden Nevada Taxes
Minden is in Douglas County which has a sales tax rate of 6.75%.
Minden area Shopping
Minden, Gardnerville, and Genoa all offer equal access to local shopping amenities. The towns are served by local chain grocery stores with ample surrounding retail for fast food, movie rental, movie theaters, etc. Major "big box" stores including Costco, Home Depot, PetCo, WalMart, Target, Best Buy, Border Books, Trader Joe's and more are located at the north end of Douglas County - about a 10 minute drive from Minden. For department store and mall shopping, you would likely drive to Reno which has two regional malls (Meadowood Mall and Sierra Summit) that offer finer department store options such as Macy's or Dillard's as well as a wide range of specialty stores.
Driving Distances to Minden, NV
Major Western US Cities
|San Francisco, CA||212|
|Los Angeles, CA||428|
|San Diego, CA||515|
|Salt Lake City, UT||549|
|Las Vegas, NV||432|
Local Area (From Minden, NV)
|Incline Village (Lake Tahoe)||36|
|Stateline (Lake Tahoe)||16|
|Wellington (Smith Valley)||32|
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