Denton

Denton is on the far north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro region.

Welcome to Denton

Lively, charming, and hip college town that is home to the University of North Texas
 
Active and thriving, Denton features a vibrant urban-suburban environment. With lively commercial areas and peaceful residential neighborhoods, the overall atmosphere of the city is skillfully balanced. Among most nearby cities and towns, Denton is one of the most populated (with 136,195 residents). As the county seat, Denton is on the far north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro region.
 
Exploring residential parts of Denton, one will quickly notice a diverse selection of neighborhoods and property types. The vast majority of communities exude suburban appeal and have homes fit for every preference and style from older craftsman style homes to modern homesteads on larger lots. Near the city center and University of North Texas as well as Texas Woman’s University, homes are quaint and placed closer together. Streets are tree-lined and exceptionally quiet for being in such a bustling locale.
 
Experience Denton to the fullest by checking out its many parks, attractions, restaurants, and shops. Cutting through the center of town, you’ll have access to nearly all of the city’s top establishments. Especially notable is the aptly named Denton Square which centers around the historic Denton County Courthouse. This hip, walkable area has many trendy establishments including LSA Burger Co., Barley & Board, West Oak Coffee Bar, Free Play Denton arcade, Recycled Books And Records, and the Denton Mini Mall. The school of music at University of North Texas has turned out musicians such as Norah Jones, Don Henley, Meat Loaf, Roy Orbison, and Maren Morris which means this small town prides itself on its amazing live music and arts scene. You can find live music and microbrews flowing every night of the week here.
 
Comparing the area to other local cities, Denton has one of the best selections of attractions and leisure activities. Highlights include Water Works Park, Explorium - Denton Children's Museum, Summit Rock Climbing and Yoga, South Lakes Park, and Joe Skiles Park. The Denton Art and Jazz festival in the spring is a favorite of folks from all over the North Texas region.

Beginning with elementary grades, and extending through high school, Denton offers exceptional schooling options for local children and teens. Several of the highest-rated schools include Ryan Elementary School and Nelson Elementary School.




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Overview for Denton, TX

162,617 people live in Denton, where the median age is 32.6 and the average individual income is $33,568.2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

162,617

Total Population

32.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$33,568.2

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Denton, TX

Denton has 55,841 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Denton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 162,617 people call Denton home. The population density is 822.39 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

162,617

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

32.6

Median Age

49.09 / 50.91%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
55,841

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$33,568.2

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Denton, TX

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Denton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Evers Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Hodge Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Denton County J J A E P
PUBLIC
8th - 10th
No rating available
Ryan Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
The Ann Windle School For Young Children
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Immaculate Conception Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Selwyn College Preparatory School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Denton High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Ginnings Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Rivera Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Pecan Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Denton County J J A E P
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Denton County J J A E P
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Denton Classical Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Alice Moore Alexander
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Joe Dale Sparks Campus
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Denton County J J A E P
PUBLIC
10th - 10th
No rating available
Denton County J J A E P
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
North Texas Collegiate Academy-North Campus
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Denton County J J A E P
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
Denton County Jjaep Cfb Campus
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Borman Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Newton Rayzor Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Strickland Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Wilson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Houston Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Nelson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Emilio & Guadalupe Gonzalez Pre-K Center
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Fred Moore High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Denton County J J A E P
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available

Around Denton, TX

There's plenty to do around Denton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

72
Very Walkable
Walking Score
82
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
44
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Discount Sport Nutrition, Queen Esther's Cupcakes, and Feta’s Lone Greek.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 2.97 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.95 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.73 miles 25 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.62 miles 60 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 3.06 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.59 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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