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. Much of the housing stock in Denton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Denton who work in office and administrative support (16.62%), sales jobs (9.23%), and management occupations (9.17%).

In Denton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.91 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The rate of college-level education in Denton is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.42% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Denton in 2010 was $23,351, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,404 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 11.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Denton include German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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

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