Gardnerville, Nevada

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Gardnerville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States, adjacent to the county seat of Minden. The population was 3,357 at the 2000 census.

U.S. Route 395 runs through the center of Gardnerville. State Route 207, known as Kingsbury Grade, connects Gardnerville to Stateline and U.S. Route 50.



Gardnerville is located at 38°56′27″N 119°44′37″W / 38.94083°N 119.74361°W / 38.94083; -119.74361 (38.940932, -119.743509)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,357 people, 1,473 households, and 870 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 699.9 people per square mile (270.0/km²). There were 1,556 housing units at an average density of 324.4/sq mi (125.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.93% White, 0.45% African American, 1.07% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 5.30% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.83% of the population. The ethnic makeup of the town has most likely been affected by the fact that it is a former "sundown town", where non-White families were forced out after sunset; a whistle was blown at 6 p.m. daily alerting Native Americans to leave by sundown. (Loewen 2005, p. 23)

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