Denton, Texas

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Population in 2013: 123,099 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +52.8%
Males: 60,006  (48.7%)
Females: 63,093  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  27.2 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Zip codes: 76201, 76205, 76207, 76209, 76249, 76259, 76266.

Denton Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,367 (it was $35,422 in 2000)
Denton:

$47,367
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,958 (it was $19,365 in 2000)

Denton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $139,500 (it was $98,600 in 2000)
Denton:

$139,500
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $157,900; Detached houses: $169,812; Townhouses or other attached units: $112,891; In 2-unit structures: $145,651; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $209,649; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $293,165; Mobile homes: $37,579; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $20,467

Median gross rent in 2012: $842.

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  • White alone - 73,366 (60.6%)
  • Hispanic - 25,314 (20.9%)
  • Black alone - 13,773 (11.4%)
  • Two or more races - 4,097 (3.4%)
  • Asian alone - 3,985 (3.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 496 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 59 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 33 (0.03%)

Races in Denton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Denton: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (12.6%), Irish (9.7%), English (8.9%), United States (3.8%), French (2.3%), Scottish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 662 feet

Land area: 61.5 square miles.

Population density: 2,002 people per square mile   (low).

Denton,TX real estate house value index trend

Denton, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Denton:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Denton city:

  • Never married: 45.5%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

15,371 residents are foreign born (1.9% Asia).

This city:  12.7%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 146 registered sex offenders living in Denton, Texas as of July 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Denton to the number of sex offenders is 830 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,235 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,492 (1.9%)

Denton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Tarrant, TX (24.0 miles , pop. 402,130).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (35.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Corinth, TX (2.4 miles ), Shady Shores, TX (2.6 miles ), Krum, TX (2.6 miles ), Cross Roads, TX (2.7 miles ), Argyle, TX (2.8 miles ), Oak Point, TX (2.8 miles ), Copper Canyon, TX (2.9 miles ), Lake Dallas, TX (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 269 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 1998: 591 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 1999: 1045 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2000: 1070 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2001: 1254 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2002: 1081 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2003: 1065 buildings, average cost: $196,200
  • 2004: 1207 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2005: 1246 buildings, average cost: $208,200
  • 2006: 952 buildings, average cost: $225,900
  • 2007: 787 buildings, average cost: $276,400
  • 2008: 578 buildings, average cost: $265,400
  • 2009: 324 buildings, average cost: $241,200
  • 2010: 381 buildings, average cost: $237,600
  • 2011: 259 buildings, average cost: $247,900
  • 2012: 300 buildings, average cost: $251,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.22 N, Longitude: 97.13 W

Denton nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Denton, America, DenTex, North of Ordinary, Little D, Redbud Capital of Texas

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,658 (+5.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 32,799 (58.6%)

Area codes: 940, 817

Denton household income distribution Denton home values distribution

Property values in Denton, TX


Crime rates in Denton by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2011 2012
Murders 22236502021
per 100,000 2.42.42.43.36.35.00.01.80.01.70.8
Rapes 3649656773726076705386
per 100,000 43.759.577.373.076.872.156.066.758.245.872.3
Robberies 7270786387766584935582
per 100,000 87.485.092.768.791.676.160.773.777.347.568.9
Assaults 160188229234237225204204194201200
per 100,000 194.2228.3272.2255.0249.5225.2190.5179.0161.3173.6168.1
Burglaries 567547673673620684664718667565632
per 100,000 688.1664.1800.0733.5652.6684.7620.0630.2554.5488.0531.4
Thefts 2,2632,6522,6552,5982,9303,1802,2952,6142,5072,6322,473
per 100,000 2746.43219.83156.22831.53084.13183.02142.82294.32084.02273.52079.2
Auto thefts 133156178230211246209173159118157
per 100,000 161.4189.4211.6250.7222.1246.2195.1151.8132.2101.9132.0
Arson 45253221022196242827
per 100,000 54.630.438.022.90.022.017.75.320.024.222.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 306.2) 280.9319.8354.4327.1344.5336.6250.4267.7239.1226.4249.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Denton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 203 (151 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
Texas average:

1.95

Denton tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +13,269 (+19.7%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Denton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Denton, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Denton-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 148% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/12/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the Denton city center .

On 4/2/1957, a category F3 tornado 19.1 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Denton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 211.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 107.5 miles away from Denton center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 419.3 miles away from Denton center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 110.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Denton County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Denton topographic map

Birthplace of: Sly Stone - Musician, Ann Sheridan - Actress 1915-1967, Samuel Tankersley Williams - Army general, Abner Haynes - Football player, Alvin M. Owsley - Politician, Anthony Alridge - Player of football, Austin Jackson - Baseball player, Jordan Malone - Short track speed skater, Kelly Kraft - Professional golfer, Brian Adias - Professional wrestler.

Hospitals in Denton:

  • ANNS HAVEN HOSPICE (217 MULBERRY)
  • BELL HOUSE (2402 BERNARD)
  • CARTER HOUSE (3805 CAMELOT)
  • DENTON OSTEOPATHIC HOSP INC (2026 UNIVERSITY DR WEST)
  • DENTON STATE SCHOOL (3980 STATE SCHOOL RD HW 35 E)
  • MAYHILL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2809 SOUTH MAYHILL ROAD)
  • OAK BEND HOUSE (1430 N RUDDELL)
  • SANDY OAKS I I (1475 S TRINITY RD)
  • SOUTHERN CARE DENTON (5800 NORTH I-35 SUITE 200)
  • THE HEART HOSPITAL BAYLOR DENTON (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 2801 SOUTH MAYHILL ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Denton:

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Colleges/Universities in Denton:

  • University of North Texas (Full-time enrollment: 31,694; Location: 1501 W.Chestnut Ave.; Public; Website: www.unt.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Texas Woman's University (FT enrollment: 11,837; Location: 304 Administration Dr; Public; Website: www.twu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton (FT enrollment: 159; Location: 2324 San Jacinto Boulevard; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ogleschool.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Denton:

  • DeVry University-Texas (about 21 miles; Irving, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,098)
  • North Lake College (about 26 miles; Irving, TX; FT enrollment: 6,191)
  • Brookhaven College (about 26 miles; Farmers Branch, TX; FT enrollment: 6,868)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (about 28 miles; Richardson, TX; FT enrollment: 16,777)
  • North Central Texas College (about 28 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)
  • University of Dallas (about 29 miles; Irving, TX; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 29 miles; McKinney, TX; FT enrollment: 18,044)

Biggest public high schools in Denton:

Private high schools in Denton:

  • DENTON CALVARY ACADEMY (Students: 278; Location: 1910 E UNIVERSITY DR; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • THE SELWYN SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 3333 W UNIVERSITY DR; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Denton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Denton:

  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 274; Location: 2301 N BONNIE BRAE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 2046 SCRIPTURE ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HILLTOP MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 1014 N ELM ST; Grades: PK - 9)
See full list of schools located in Denton, map of school districts: DENTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Denton:

  • DENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,130,363; Location: 502 OAKLAND ST; 195,003 books; 273 e-books; 21,483 audio materials; 23,378 video materials; 16 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 330 print serial subscriptions; 17 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Hilltop Montessori School, private Montessori school for ages 18 months to 12 years, 1014 N. Elm St., 30 students, 387-0578
  • New High School. Teasley Lane in Denton, TX. New home subdivisions. 76210 zip code area. added by Stewart

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Notable locations in Denton: City of Denton Water Treatment Facility (A), Denton Country Club (B), North Texas State College Golf Course (C), Texas Womans University Golf Course (D), University of North Texas Mens Gym (E), Denton County Courthouse (F), Denton Fire Department Station 3 (G), Denton Fire Department Station 6 (H), Denton Fire Department Station 7 (I), Denton Fire Department Station 5 (J), Denton Fire Department (K), Denton Fire Department Station 4 (L), Denton Fire Department Station 2 (M), Hanger 10 Flying Museum (N), Denton County Historical Museum (O), Daughters of the American Revolution Museum (P), Careflite Ambulance Bonnie Brae Street (Q), University Behavioral Health of Denton (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Golden Triangle Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Denton include: Pleasant Grove Church (A), Central Baptist Church (B), Betania Iglesia Bautista Church (C), Lindsey Assembly of God Church (D), Apostolic Assembly Church (E), First Baptist Church of Denton (F), Christ the Servant Lutheran Church (G), Saint Davids Episcopal Church (H), First Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery (1), Shiloh Cemetery (2), Roselawn Memorial Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Unicorn Lake (A), Galbraith Lake (B), Country Club Lake (C), Rayzor Lake (D), Soil Conservation Service Site 16 Reservoir (E), Soil Conservation Service Site 17a Reservoir (F), John Knox Village Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bray Branch (A), Aubrey Branch (B), Roark Branch (C), Loving Branch (D), Fincher Branch (E), Fletcher Branch (F), Graveyard Branch (G), Dry Fork Hickory Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Denton include: Skiles Park (1), Schultz Park (2), Fouts Field (3), Phoenix Park (4), Moore Park (5), North Lakes Park (6), McKenna Park (7), Mack Park (8), Woodrow Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Heavenly Cruises & Travel (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 107 North Bell Avenue Suite 2) (1), Denton County Historical Museum Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 5800 North Interstate 35) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Denton Inn (2910 West University) (1), Clayton House Motel (1111 West University Drive) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Shady Shores Town - Municipal Court (101 Lakeshore Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Denton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 107. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

107
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.72
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.121. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.121
U.S.:

0.015
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.6%
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Denton in 2010:

  • 6,475 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,147 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 496 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 391 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 227 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 123 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 58 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 30 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in residential schools for people with disabilities

People in group quarters in Denton in 2000:

  • 5,106 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 888 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 676 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 667 people in nursing homes
  • 138 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 131 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 113 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 72 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 29 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Denton, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Denton compared to Texas state average:

  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Super Pit. North Texas University.

Banks with most branches in Denton (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 12 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First State Bank: Teasley Lane Branch, Denton Mobile Branch, Denton Branch, Rayzor Ranch Branch. Info updated 2008/05/16: Bank assets: $576.6 mil, Deposits: $503.5 mil, headquarters in Gainesville, TX, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Red River Bancorp, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: South Denton Branch, University Of North Texas Branch, Teasley And Hickory Creek Branch, West University Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • First National Bank Texas: University Banking Center - Rc 493, Denton Banking Center - Rc 821, Loop 288 Banking Center - Rc 866, Rayzor Ranch Banking Center - Rc 648. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $944.3 mil, Deposits: $815.9 mil, headquarters in Killeen, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 250 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • First United Bank and Trust Company: Denton-North Branch, Denton-South Branch, Denton-Downtown Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,060.2 mil, Deposits: $1,702.6 mil, headquarters in Durant, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Durant Bancorp, Inc.
  • Pointbank: Denton Bank South Branch, Denton Bank North Branch, Corinth Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $325.7 mil, Deposits: $287.2 mil, headquarters in Pilot Point, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Pilot Point Bancorp, Inc. Esop
  • Northstar Bank of Texas: South Denton Branch, Messenger Service, Northstar Bank Of Texas. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $948.9 mil, Deposits: $846.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Northstar Financial Corporation
  • Compass Bank: Denton South Branch at 729 Fort Worth Drive, branch established on 1977/01/26; Denton Main Branch at 1444 West University Drive, branch established on 2009/08/22. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Meridian Bank Texas: Denton Branch at 1013 W University Drive, branch established on 2011/06/06. Info updated 2009/09/28: Bank assets: $271.0 mil, Deposits: $231.1 mil, headquarters in Fort Worth, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Marquette Financial Companies
  • 7 other banks with 7 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Denton, Texas:

  • Days Inn Denton, 601 I-35 E, Denton, TX 76205 , Phone: (940) 566-1990, Fax: (940) 387-7771
  • Radisson Hotel Denton, 2211 I-35e N, Denton, TX 76205 , Phone: (940) 565-8499, Fax: (940) 384-2244
  • La Quinta Inn #542 Denton, 700 FT Worth Dr (i-35), Denton, TX 76201 , Phone: (940) 387-5840, Fax: (940) 387-2493
  • Motel 6 #0097 Denton, 4125 I-35 North, Denton, TX 76207 , Phone: (940) 566-4798
  • Royal Hotel/suites, 1210 N Ih-35e, Denton, TX 76201 , Phone: (940) 383-2007
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 820 S I-35 E, Denton, TX 76205 , Phone: (940) 387-0591, Fax: (940) 566-0792
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1500 Dallas Dr, Denton, TX 76205 , Phone: (940) 387-3511, Fax: (940) 387-7917
  • Super 8 Motel Denton, 620 South I-35 East, Denton, TX 76205 , Phone: (940) 380-8888
  • 16 other hotels and motels
All 24 fire-safe hotels and motels in Denton, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Denton travel time to work - commute Denton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Denton:

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Religion statistics for Denton city (based on Denton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.49%
Here: 34.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents35.9%18.5%13.4%4.4%4.0%
Congregations28.6%2.9%11.0%6.9%9.0%
NameMuslim EstimateChurches of Christ Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents3.8%3.6%3.4%2.3%10.8%
Congregations1.2%8.6%0.8%1.2%29.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 52
Denton County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 35
Denton County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 164
Denton County:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 301
Here:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Denton County:

28.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 65$350,855$64,7733$8,787
Other Government Administration 77$432,830$67,4543$4,951
Judicial and Legal 31$174,182$67,4251$155
Police Protection - Officers 164$1,032,027$75,5140$0
Police - Other 21$103,416$59,09524$8,807
Firefighters 162$1,117,758$82,7970$0
Fire - Other 14$99,628$85,3951$337
Streets and Highways 43$175,583$49,0000$0
Airports 5$24,841$59,6180$0
Welfare 14$52,771$45,2320$0
Health 9$32,415$43,2200$0
Solid Waste Management 102$449,568$52,8900$0
Sewerage 91$391,803$51,6667$11,227
Parks and Recreation 69$300,497$52,260115$88,002
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$16,990$50,9700$0
Natural Resources 15$59,003$47,2020$0
Water Supply 144$606,924$50,5775$7,029
Electric Power 136$803,926$70,9350$0
Gas Supply 4$18,642$55,9260$0
Local Libraries 41$154,796$45,3068$8,648
Other and Unallocable 37$172,688$56,0071$1,364
Totals for Government 1,248$6,571,143$63,184168$139,307

Denton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $6,996,000 ($56.83)
    General - Other: $6,735,000 ($54.71)
    Regular Highways: $3,907,000 ($31.74)
    Sewerage: $2,625,000 ($21.32)
    Water Utilities: $2,484,000 ($20.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,035,000 ($16.53)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $125,136,000 ($1016.55)
    Police Protection: $16,377,000 ($133.04)
    Water Utilities: $13,656,000 ($110.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,936,000 ($105.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,668,000 ($102.91)
    Sewerage: $12,504,000 ($101.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,569,000 ($77.73)
    General - Other: $6,749,000 ($54.83)
    Regular Highways: $5,097,000 ($41.41)
    Financial Administration: $5,068,000 ($41.17)
    Central Staff Services: $3,852,000 ($31.29)
    Libraries: $3,000,000 ($24.37)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,815,000 ($22.87)
    General Public Buildings: $2,286,000 ($18.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,136,000 ($17.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,980,000 ($16.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,490,000 ($12.10)
    Health - Other: $554,000 ($4.50)
    Air Transportation: $492,000 ($4.00)
    Public Welfare - Other: $278,000 ($2.26)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $104,000 ($0.84)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,572,000 ($29.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,368,000 ($67.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $301,000 ($2.45)
    Water Utilities: $97,000 ($0.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($0.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($0.13)
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $74,522,000 ($605.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,528,000 ($53.03)

Denton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,227,000 ($156.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,601,000 ($110.49)
    All Other: $5,641,000 ($45.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,614,000 ($21.23)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,966,000 ($15.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,774,000 ($38.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,959,000 ($32.16)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,932,000 ($15.69)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $129,343,000 ($1050.72)
    Water Utilities: $21,880,000 ($177.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,478,000 ($28.25)
    General Local Government Support: $216,000 ($1.75)
  • Tax - Property: $26,679,000 ($216.73)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,409,000 ($157.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $14,250,000 ($115.76)
    Other License: $4,207,000 ($34.18)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,210,000 ($9.83)
    Other Selective Sales: $989,000 ($8.03)
    Amusements Sales: $25,000 ($0.20)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $10,000 ($0.08)

Denton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,025,000 ($3282.11)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $394,920,000 ($3208.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,095,000 ($610.04)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,990,000 ($536.07)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,327,000 ($43.27)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,327,000 ($35.15)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,000,000 ($8.12)

Denton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,312,000 ($221.87)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $183,612,000 ($1491.58)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,360,000 ($100.41)

10.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.86%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($619 average AGI)
Denton County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dallas County, TX  2.86% ($46,374 average AGI)
from Collin County, TX  1.52% ($54,277)
from Tarrant County, TX  1.35% ($50,595)


9.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,544 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.44%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($418 average AGI)
Denton County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, TX  2.43% ($39,830 average AGI)
to Collin County, TX  1.52% ($59,155)
to Tarrant County, TX  1.20% ($44,939)

Strongest AM radio stations in Denton:

  • KTNO (1440 AM; 12 kW; DENTON, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KLIF (570 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KLIF LICO, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTCK (1310 AM; 9 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Denton:

  • KNTU (88.1 FM; MCKINNEY, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS)
  • KPLX (99.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KPLX LICO, INC.)
  • KNOR (93.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: AM & PM BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KMEO (96.7 FM; FLOWER MOUND, TX; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKDL (106.7 FM; MUENSTER, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZMP-FM (101.7 FM; AZLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESN (103.3 FM; ALLEN, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSOC (94.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTPW (89.7 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KRNB (105.7 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KDKR (91.3 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KHCK-FM (99.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: KHCK-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTCY (104.9 FM; PILOT POINT, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLUV-FM (98.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • WRR (101.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KHYI (95.3 FM; HOWE, TX; Owner: METRO BROADCASTERS - TEXAS, INC.)
  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KZPS (92.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKDA-FM (104.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Denton:

  • KLDT (Channel 55; LAKE DALLAS, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING OF DALLAS, INC.)
  • KTVT (Channel 11; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KXAS-TV (Channel 5; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: STATION VENTURE OPERATIONS, LP)
  • KDTN (Channel 2; DENTON, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTR-TV (Channel 49; IRVING, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA DALLAS LLC)
  • KTXA (Channel 21; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF DALLAS/FORT WORTH L.P.)
  • KUVN (Channel 23; GARLAND, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KMPX (Channel 29; DECATUR, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KPXD (Channel 68; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON DALLAS LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFAA-TV (Channel 8; DALLAS, TX; Owner: WFAA-TV, L.P.)
  • KERA-TV (Channel 13; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDFW (Channel 4; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KDFW LICENSE, INC.)
  • KXTX-TV (Channel 39; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KDTX-TV (Channel 58; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KDAF (Channel 33; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KDFI (Channel 27; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NEW DMIC, INC.)
  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KLEG-LP (Channel 44; DALLAS, TX; Owner: DILIP VISWANATH)
  • K26HF (Channel 26; BRITTON, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHPK-LP (Channel 28; DE SOTO, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KJJM-LP (Channel 46; DALLAS/MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Denton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 238 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Denton)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Denton, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 510 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Denton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Denton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 247 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED419$144,496400$141,035866$158,29735$72,37112$672,363140$113,71310$37,553
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$133,25034$129,29790$142,0905$15,1320$012$114,4733$46,957
APPLICATIONS DENIED42$132,32464$127,207262$147,74451$29,3193$3,700,93733$112,88014$31,900
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN37$137,36738$165,546213$152,0448$70,8352$676,96020$132,5161$55,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$159,4195$143,93867$146,64114$50,1930$03$145,2731$82,750

Detailed mortgage data for all 18 tracts in Denton, TX

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED55$153,75854$159,2651$45,630
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$162,31314$162,1010$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$157,8809$155,3800$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$140,7884$147,6600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$121,2201$193,1300$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 439
  • Hazardous Condition: 274
  • Service Call: 27
  • Good Intent Call: 21

Incident types - Denton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Denton, TX
Most common first names in Denton, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary30078.5 years
James28870.9 years
William25275.7 years
John23773.9 years
Robert21872.0 years
George14676.7 years
Charles13371.0 years
Ruth11780.4 years
Thomas10071.9 years
Margaret9879.8 years
Most common last names in Denton, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15576.2 years
Jones10273.5 years
Williams9875.0 years
Johnson9471.9 years
Brown8377.3 years
Davis8174.4 years
Miller7671.7 years
Taylor7274.9 years
Wilson6676.3 years
Harris6572.6 years
Businesses in Denton, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5LA Fitness1
AT&T3La Quinta2
Ace Hardware1Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture3
Albertsons2Little Caesars Pizza2
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's2Macy's1
AutoZone3Marriott2
Barnes & Noble1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Bath & Body Works1Mazda1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's5
Best Western2Men's Wearhouse1
Blockbuster2Motel 61
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Motherhood Maternity2
Budget Car Rental1Nike10
Burger King1Office Depot1
Burlington Coat Factory1OfficeMax1
CVS2Old Navy1
Carl\s Jr.1Olive Garden1
Catherines1On The Border1
Chevrolet1Outback1
Chick-Fil-A4Outback Steakhouse1
Chipotle1Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panera Bread1
Church's Chicken1Payless2
Comfort Suites1Penske1
Cracker Barrel1PetSmart1
Curves2Pier 1 Imports1
DHL1Pizza Hut3
Days Inn1Plato's Closet1
Decora Cabinetry1Popeyes1
Dennys1Quality1
Discount Tire1Quiznos2
Domino's Pizza2RadioShack3
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In7
Famous Footwear2Sam's Club1
FedEx20Sears2
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Starbucks6
GameStop3Subaru1
H&R Block5Subway11
Hilton1Super 81
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile8
Holiday Inn2T.J.Maxx1
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell2
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1The Limited1
Hot Topic1The Room Place2
Howard Johnson1Toys"R"Us1
IHOP1U-Haul4
JCPenney1UPS17
Jack In The Box4Vans2
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York3Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Waffle House1
Justice1Walgreens3
KFC2Walmart2
Knights Inn1Wendy's3
Kroger3

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  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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