Denton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 139,869 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 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 (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 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.
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 decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
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: 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.