Denton, TX
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Denton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 131,044 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Denton is the 28th largest community in Texas.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Denton who work in office and administrative support (13.68%), sales jobs (12.01%), and teaching (10.77%).

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 a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Denton has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Denton enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Denton.

The citizens of Denton are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.28% of adults in Denton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Denton in 2010 was $24,348, 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 $97,392 for a family of four. However, Denton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Denton is a very 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 22.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Denton include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

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