Denton, TX
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Denton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 136,268 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Denton is the 28th 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Denton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (13.01%), sales jobs (10.86%), and teaching (10.57%).

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.

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Denton really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Denton is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Denton more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Denton’s character and quality of life.

Not only is Denton a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Denton a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

The population of Denton is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.05% of adults in Denton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Denton in 2010 was $26,165, 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 $104,660 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 24.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Denton include German, English, Irish, French, and Italian.

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