Denton, TX
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Denton profile

Living in Denton

Denton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 148,146 people and 33 constituent neighborhoods, Denton is the 24th largest community in Texas.

Denton real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Denton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, 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 city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Denton who work in office and administrative support (11.71%), sales jobs (10.36%), and teaching (9.98%).

Also of interest is that Denton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Denton is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Denton is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.

Not only is Denton a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Denton is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Denton a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The citizens of Denton are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.55% of adults in Denton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Denton in 2018 was $30,183, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,732 for a family of four. However, Denton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Denton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 25.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Denton include German, English, Irish, European, and French.

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