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Denison, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Denison had a population of 23,122 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Denison is located at latitude 33.7578 and longitude -96.5653 in Grayson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Denison (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.46 sq. miles. Grayson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 728 feet.

The City of Denison (GNIS ID: 2410322) 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 Denison is located within East Grayson Division of Grayson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Denison population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Denison: Dennison.

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Denison, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,122
Daytime Population: Workers 11,033
Daytime Population: Residents 13,348
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,381
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 22,704
Population in Familes 18,151
Population in Group Qrtrs 418
Population Density2 1,004
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $40,459
Average Household Income $56,058
Per Capita Income $22,938


Total Housing Units 10,643 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,850 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,391 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,402 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $93,681
Average Home Value $135,285


Total Households 9,241
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 6,035
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.42%
Households 0.22% 0.4%
Families 0.24% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Denison, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Denison to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 132 93rd
Population Density # 713 59th
Diversity Index # 943 46th
Median Household Income # 1171 33rd
Per Capita Income # 931 47th

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