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Denton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Denton had a population of 134,381 as of July 1, 2018. Denton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Denton is located at latitude 33.2148 and longitude -97.1331 in Denton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Denton encompass a land area of 93.11 sq. miles and a water area of 1.68 sq. miles. Denton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 659 feet.

The City of Denton (GNIS ID: 2410323) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Denton is located within Denton Division of Denton County.

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Denton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 134,381
Population in Households 124,496
Population in Familes 85,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,885
Population Density2 1,443
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $50,667
Average Household Income $71,095
Per Capita Income $27,986


Total Housing Units 52,937 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,148 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 27,106 (51.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,682 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $191,023
Average Home Value $234,135


Total Households 50,255
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 26,826
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.88% 2.16%
Households 1.83% 2.27%
Families 1.66% 2.14%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Denton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Denton to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 24 99th
Population Density # 490 72nd
Diversity Index # 361 79th
Median Household Income # 735 58th
Per Capita Income # 545 69th

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