Denton, NC
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Denton is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,657 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Denton is the 336th largest community in North Carolina.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Denton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.20% of the Denton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Denton is a town of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Denton who work in sales jobs (15.07%), office and administrative support (13.52%), and food service (5.35%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Denton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Denton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Denton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Denton may be for you.

In Denton, just 8.38% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Denton in 2010 was $18,757, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,028 for a family of four.

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 Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Denton include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and French .

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

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