Denton County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 707,304 (93% urban, 7% rural); it was 432,976 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 131,705
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 25,169
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 102,469
Renter-occupied apartments: 83,415 (it was 56,434 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

36%

Land area: 889 sq. mi.

Water area: 69.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 773 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Denton County: 94.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.3%), Retail trade (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Denton County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (64.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (18.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.2%)
  • Asian alone (6.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 325,960  (32.5%)
Females: 336,654  (67.5%)
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Denton County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Denton County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $74,981 ($58,216 in 1999)

This county:

$74981
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $823 (lower quartile is $679, upper quartile is $1,081)
This county:

$823
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $190,600 (it was $127,000 in 2000)
Denton:

$190,600
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $138,800 - $289,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $240,425
Here:

$240,425
State:

$188,898

Townhouses or other attached units: $171,764
Here:

$171,764
State:

$180,420

In 2-unit structures: $127,762
Here:

$127,762
State:

$130,111

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $128,636
Here:

$128,636
State:

$130,946

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $137,836
Here:

$137,836
State:

$183,324

Mobile homes: $50,378
Here:

$50,378
State:

$60,009

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,658
Here:

$17,658
State:

$67,181
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,678
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $633

Institutionalized population: 2,765

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 5245 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2001: 5430 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2002: 4492 buildings, average cost: $162,600
  • 2003: 4109 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2004: 4254 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2005: 3816 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2006: 3157 buildings, average cost: $202,700
  • 2007: 2301 buildings, average cost: $233,700
  • 2008: 1797 buildings, average cost: $237,400
  • 2009: 1495 buildings, average cost: $245,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,055 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,340 (1.9%)

Denton County household income distribution in 2009 Denton County home values distribution Denton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.1%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.9% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.9% for American Indian residents, 1.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.9% for other race residents, 20.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.1%
Denton County:

9.1%
Texas:

17.5%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.9% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.1% for American Indian residents, 1.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.8% for other race residents, 20.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Area name: Dallas, TX HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Denton County is $607 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $733 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $954 a month.

Cities in this county include: Denton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Colony, The Colony, Highland Village, Corinth, Trophy Club, Lake Dallas, Sanger.

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

2005 air pollution in Denton County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.117 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.094 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Denton County: Harmony Ranch (A), City of Crum Wastewater Treatment Facility (B), Sanger Waste Water Treatment Plant (C), Town of Little Elm Water Treatment Facility (D), Upper Trinity Regional Water Treatment Facility (E), Camp Copass (F), Camp Lucille (G), Dun Ranch (H), Johnson Farm (I), Jones Farm (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Denton County include: Bible Baptist Church (A), Bolivar Church (B), Gribble Springs Church (C), Rock Hill Church (D), Brown Chapel (E), Good Hope Church (F), Liberty Church (G), Oak Grove Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Akain Cemetery (1), Davis Cemetery (2), Duck Creek Cemetery (3), Knox Cemetery (4), Stony Cemetery (5), Sanger Cemetery (6), Tyson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Duessen Reservoir (A), Soil Conservation Service Site 20 Reservoir (B), Soil Conservation Service Site 53 Reservoir (C), Soil Conservation Service Site 51 Reservoir (D), Tedrow Lake (E), Paddock Lake (F), Lane Lake (G), Soil Conservation Service Site 55b Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Boom Branch (A), Wolf Branch (B), Timber Branch (C), Panther Creek (D), Oliver Creek (E), Walnut Branch (F), Morris Branch (G), North Hickory Creek (H), Cooper Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Denton County include: Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit (1), Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit (2), Ray Roberts Lake State Recreation Area - Culp Branch Unit (3), Narrow Lake Park (4), Fish Trap Park (5), Big Sandy Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Collin County , Cooke County , Dallas County , Grayson County , Tarrant County , Wise County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 37,656
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 40,591 (35% naturalized citizens)

Denton County:

9.4%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 12,895
  • 1990 to 1994: 7,345
  • 1985 to 1989: 5,721
  • 1980 to 1984: 5,227
  • 1975 to 1979: 4,366
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,124
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,135
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,778

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.0%

Denton County marital status for males Denton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Denton County with a mortgage: 76,517 (5,895 second mortgage, 3,701 home equity loan, 65 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,967

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Denton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant167,945321
Catholic44,6158
Mainline Protestant33,34056
Other18,92842
Black Protestant1,3548
Orthodox1201
None396,312-
Denton County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 52
Denton County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 35
This 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.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 301
This county:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Denton County:

8.5%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Denton County:

28.4%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Denton County:

Average size of farms: 148 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,824
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $127.48
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.04%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $26,640
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.44%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.90%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,612
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.60%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.30
Corn for grain: 1553 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 29616 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 859 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 332 harvested acres
Vegetables: 70 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 951 acres

Tornado activity:

Denton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 2496459.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/21/1960, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Denton County-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 214.9 miles away from Denton County 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 111.4 miles away from the county 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 117.5 miles away from the county 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 138.0 miles away from the county 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 420.3 miles away from Denton County 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 116.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (39%)
  • India (7%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Pakistan (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Denton County (%):

  • German (14%)
  • United States or American (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Denton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 193,217 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 25,703 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,331 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 83 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 12 (0%)
  • Taxi: 128 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 355 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 532 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,792 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,706 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 8,800 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Denton County, Texas in 2000:

  • 5,106 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,339 people in nursing homes
  • 888 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 697 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 392 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 265 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 131 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 97 people in other group homes
  • 72 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 48 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 46 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 29 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 19 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 17 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Denton County, Texas in 2010:

  • 6,475 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,442 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,179 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 559 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 235 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 164 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 137 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 58 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 49 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 30 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $75,163.

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%

7.75% relocated from other counties in Texas ($34,207 average AGI)
3.06% relocated from other states ($18,081 average AGI)
Denton County:

3.06%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Harris County, TX  0.17% ($54,295)
from Cooke County, TX  0.11% ($36,757)
from Travis County, TX  0.11% ($43,187)
from Bexar County, TX  0.10% ($64,791)


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%

6.99% relocated to other counties in Texas ($33,876 average AGI)
2.38% relocated to other states ($14,251 average AGI)
Denton County:

2.38%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Harris County, TX  0.18% ($32,464)
to Travis County, TX  0.17% ($48,193)
to Cooke County, TX  0.09% ($47,720)
to Grayson County, TX  0.09% ($40,267)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 14.0

Births per 1000 population in Denton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 3.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 4.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Denton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Denton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 25,279 (21,368 aged, 3,911 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.75
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6323.820
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 132.870
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24006.17

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1594.360
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 382.230
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.87

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30.99
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.43

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.36
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 25.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 15.4
  • Other - 10.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 83.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.2
  • Suffocation - 18.2
  • Poisoning - 14.0
  • Other - 4.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 652,270

Size of family households: 60,011 2-persons, 40,000 3-persons, 40,037 4-persons, 17,831 5-persons, 6,396 6-persons, 3,659 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 54,537 1-person, 13,816 2-persons, 2,518 3-persons, 1,171 4-persons, 227 5-persons, 54 6-persons, 32 7-or-more-persons.

93,075 married couples with children.
18,900 single-parent households (4,465 men, 14,435 women).

84.5% of residents of Denton County speak English at home.
10.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,057,753,000 ($1994 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $142,834,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $497,996,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $195,832,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,984,000
Federal grants: $149,261,000
Federal procurement contracts: $114,784,000 ($80,992,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $93,896,000 ($2,751,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $951,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $843,750,000
Federal Government insurance: $178,087,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 42,888
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,955
Here:

18 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10,508
Here:

+19 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +79,129
Here:

+143 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Denton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 369.98 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 12,150
  • 2000 to 2004: 90,679
  • 1990 to 1999: 64,289
  • 1980 to 1989: 60,346
  • 1970 to 1979: 25,034
  • 1960 to 1969: 10,331
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,967
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,441
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,203
Rooms in houses/apartments in Denton County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 63
  • 2 rooms: 701
  • 3 rooms: 3,194
  • 4 rooms: 4,946
  • 5 rooms: 17,528
  • 6 rooms: 23,286
  • 7 rooms: 20,173
  • 8 rooms: 14,594
  • 9+ rooms: 17,984
  • 1 room: 3,498
  • 2 rooms: 7,953
  • 3 rooms: 12,591
  • 4 rooms: 14,640
  • 5 rooms: 10,747
  • 6 rooms: 4,113
  • 7 rooms: 1,776
  • 8 rooms: 769
  • 9+ rooms: 347
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Denton County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 362
  • 1 bedroom: 1,765
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,954
  • 3 bedrooms: 54,236
  • 4 bedrooms: 32,684
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,468
  • no bedroom: 3,740
  • 1 bedroom: 21,680
  • 2 bedrooms: 19,101
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,239
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,520
  • 5+ bedrooms: 154
Cars and other vehicles available in Denton County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,465
  • 1 vehicle: 18,588
  • 2 vehicles: 58,458
  • 3 vehicles: 18,345
  • 4 vehicles: 4,340
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,273
  • no vehicle: 3,905
  • 1 vehicle: 28,695
  • 2 vehicles: 19,456
  • 3 vehicles: 3,539
  • 4 vehicles: 637
  • 5+ vehicles: 202

39% of Denton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Texas.

Denton County:

38.9%
State average:

51.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $161,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Denton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.9%)
  • Electricity (40.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.6%)
  • Electricity (79.0%)
  • Utility gas (17.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,660
Here:

6.9%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,422
Here:

6.4%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,859
Here:

9.3%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Denton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $16,536,000
    General - Other: $3,181,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $24,237,000
    Health - Other: $20,069,000
    Correctional Institutions: $18,262,000
    Police Protection: $15,851,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,021,000
    Regular Highways: $7,611,000
    Financial Administration: $7,049,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,317,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,825,000
    General - Other: $5,133,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,868,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,574,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $421,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $341,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $141,000
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,241,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,941,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $907,000
    Health - Other: $203,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $54,657,000

Denton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $18,690,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,552,000
    Health and Hospitals: $259,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $530,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $3,991,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,169,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,498,000
    Sale of Property: $132,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $10,438,000
    All Other: $8,138,000
    Highways: $599,000
    General Local Government Support: $310,000
    Public Welfare: $133,000
  • Tax - Property: $93,082,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,195,000

Denton County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $171,408,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $130,778,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $101,830,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,200,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,681,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,681,000

Denton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,632,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,281,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,996,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Denton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Denton County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 56 full 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 ORIGINATED4,860$164,7375,659$195,21314,460$196,092540$61,29317$2,504,588807$140,817166$57,434
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED193$165,596467$179,6661,282$181,334118$37,5171$8,112,00074$127,54152$48,577
APPLICATIONS DENIED594$159,455785$179,9943,820$194,097606$44,8995$5,482,000260$144,692120$47,633
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN559$166,875697$222,2632,990$193,602142$72,8733$507,000139$141,32428$82,464
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS88$156,341126$224,246772$191,34791$60,9120$023$148,26115$65,200
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 55 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,065$224,033624$203,5759$131,3331$36,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED227$228,824226$223,25213$133,8460$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED105$268,50597$224,9694$145,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN60$242,51761$203,4751$207,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS19$240,21114$204,5711$99,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Denton County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James87371.2 years
Mary83878.9 years
John78273.3 years
William75374.8 years
Robert63171.1 years
Charles38571.6 years
George34575.4 years
Dorothy30977.7 years
Ruth29281.3 years
Thomas28071.1 years
Most common last names in Denton County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith45474.7 years
Jones29074.2 years
Davis26674.5 years
Johnson26272.9 years
Williams26175.6 years
Wilson20976.5 years
Brown20675.2 years
Miller18274.0 years
Taylor17174.6 years
Harris15773.8 years
Businesses in Denton County, TX
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness2KFC7
7-Eleven19Knights Inn1
ALDO1Kohl's3
AT&T14Kroger9
Abercrombie & Fitch1LA Fitness2
Abercrombie Kids1La Quinta2
Academy Sports + Outdoors1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware3Lane Bryant3
Aeropostale3Lane Furniture4
Albertsons5LensCrafters1
Alco Stores1Little Caesars Pizza5
American Eagle Outfitters3Long John Silver's3
Ann Taylor2Lowe's4
Apple Store1Macy's2
Applebee's4Marriott3
Arby's4Marshalls1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone8Mazda1
Banana Republic2McDonald's15
Barnes & Noble3Men's Wearhouse2
Baskin-Robbins5Motel 63
Bath & Body Works4Motherhood Maternity4
Bebe1New Balance4
Bed Bath & Beyond2New York & Co1
Ben & Jerry's1Nike29
Best Western4Nissan1
Blockbuster9Nordstrom1
Brookstone1Office Depot3
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1OfficeMax2
Budget Car Rental1Old Navy3
Burger King5Olive Garden2
Buybuy BABY1On The Border1
CVS9Outback1
Cache1Outback Steakhouse1
Carl\s Jr.2Pac Sun2
Catherines1Panda Express4
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A8Payless6
Chico's2Penske3
Chipotle3PetSmart3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pier 1 Imports3
Church's Chicken2Pizza Hut9
Cinnabon 3Plato's Closet3
Circle K2Popeyes3
Clarks1Pottery Barn1
Coldwater Creek3Pottery Barn Kids1
Comfort Suites2Quality1
Curves3Quiznos9
DHL9RadioShack11
Dairy Queen2Red Lobster2
Days Inn1Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry1Rodeway Inn1
Dennys1Rooms To Go2
Discount Tire5Rue212
Domino's Pizza5SONIC Drive-In28
DressBarn2Safeway5
Dressbarn1Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts4Sears5
Eddie Bauer2Sephora3
Ethan Allen1Sheraton1
Express1Sleep Inn1
Extended Stay America1Soma Intimates2
Famous Footwear4Spencer Gifts2
FedEx62Sprint Nextel6
Finish Line2Staples2
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Starbucks29
Ford2Steak 'n Shake1
Forever 211Subaru1
GNC6Suburban1
GameStop12Subway38
Gap1Super 81
Gymboree2T-Mobile22
H&R Block18T.J.Maxx3
Havertys Furniture1Taco Bell11
Hilton5Talbots1
Hobby Lobby4Target5
Holiday Inn4The Cheesecake Factory1
Hollister Co.2The Limited1
Home Depot4The Room Place2
Honda3Torrid1
Hot Topic2Toys"R"Us2
Howard Johnson1U-Haul18
IHOP7UPS63
IKEA1Vans5
J.Crew1Verizon Wireless4
JCPenney3Victoria's Secret3
Jack In The Box8Vons5
Jamba Juice1Waffle House3
Jimmy John's2Walgreens11
JoS. A. Bank2Walmart7
Jones New York12Wendy's9
Journeys2Westin1
Justice5YMCA2

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