Denton County TX Information

Denton County TX: Information Overview

The Denton County Section of the Texas gazetteer has 6 main navigation sections:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Denton County ranks in comparison to its peer group of Texas Counties.
  2. The Cities section lists the incorporated cities, towns, villiages, boroughs and Census Designated Places (CDPs) within Denton County in the first section and other populated places in the second section.
  3. The Maps section displays a Denton County Boundary Map.
  4. The ZIP Codes section lists Standard ZIP Codes, Unique - Single Entity ZIP Codes and PO Box ZIP Codes for Denton County and displays them on an interactive map. This page also lists the Default (Preferred) City Names associated with Denton County ZIP Codes by the U.S. Postal Service. The top-level page in the ZIP Code section of the Texas gazetteer has search tools to: 1. find the city associated with a particular ZIP Code, and 2. find all the ZIP Codes for a particular city. It also has a tool that tells you which Texas Counties use a particular Area Code.
  5. The Features section lists the Physical Features, Cultural Features and Historic Features in Denton County listed by the USGS in the Geographic Name Information System (GNIS). Physical Features are the natural features of the Earth's surface. Cultural Features are landscape features that were created or shaped by humans. Historical Features are features that no longer exist on the landscape.
  6. The Schools section has School Profiles for both public and private Denton County schools. The School Profiles have enrollment information and the profiles for the public schools include an attendance zone map (where applicable). In the top-level page of the school section of the Texas gazetteer, you can also search for profiles of all Texas Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  7. The Land section lists farm land, acreage and property for sale in Denton County.

Denton County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 726,316
Population in Households 716,083
Population in Familes 595,061
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,233
Population Density1 827
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 263,047
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 182,931
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 279,441
Owner Occupied HU 167,982
Renter Occupied HU 95,065
Vacant Housing Units 16,394
Median Home Value $238,171
Average Home Value $290,082


Median Household Income $77,587
Average Household Income $97,691
Per Capita Income $35,626
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.18% 2.55%
Households 2.15% 2.53%
Families 2.03% 2.45%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.98%
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 Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Denton County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 97th
Population Density1 # 8 97th
Diversity Index2 # 102 60th
Median Household Income # 6 98th
Per Capita Income # 5 98th