Denton County TX Information


Denton County Subdivisions

Denton County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 777,428
Population in Households 766,755
Population in Familes 637,819
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,673
Population Density1 885
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 279,041
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 193,813
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 296,822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175,154 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 103,887 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,781 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $221,062
Average Home Value $272,881


Median Household Income $78,593
Average Household Income $99,879
Per Capita Income $36,158
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.59% 2.76%
Households 2.42% 2.67%
Families 2.32% 2.6%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Denton County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Denton County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 9 97th
Population Density1 # 7 98th
Diversity Index2 # 98 62nd
Median Household Income # 5 98th
Per Capita Income # 6 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.