Denton, MD
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Denton is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,349 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Denton is the 135th largest community in Maryland. Denton has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Denton, where the median household income is $41,122.00.

Unlike some towns, Denton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Denton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Denton is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Denton who work in office and administrative support (16.01%), sales jobs (7.66%), and management occupations (6.05%).

One downside of living in Denton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.78 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of adults in Denton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.60% of adults in Denton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Denton in 2010 was $20,854, which is low income relative to Maryland, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,416 for a family of four. However, Denton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Denton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Denton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Denton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Denton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.66% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Denton include German, English, Italian, and Welsh.

The most common language spoken in Denton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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