Denton, Texas Population 2019

Denton is located in Denton County, Texas about 40 miles northwest of Dallas. It's the 12th largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex which stretches over 13 counties and has a combined population of 7.5 million. While Denton isn't a very large city, it draws in more than twice its population every year for festivals like the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo. In 2019, Denton has an estimated population of 136,000.

History

Denton's history began in the mid-1800s when William S. Peters got a land grant from the Texas Congress and founded a colony in his name. A few years following this, Denton County was formed, and the town was renamed Denton.

In 1866, Denton was incorporated, and as the city was expanding, it grew into a major agricultural trade center. The Texas and Pacific Railway was built in 1881 and gave Denton a rail connection that led to a booming population.

Denton’s connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and the building of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport saw a near doubling in population growth between the 1960s and the 1980s. Heavy manufacturing companies moved in, joining older firms, and saw the population continue to grow more so into the 1990s and 2000s.

Population Growth

The opening of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in 1974, in addition to the city's growing status within the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex in the decade previously, saw an increase from 27,000 in 1960 to 40,000. The second-largest leap in population came in the 1980s, with a growth of an additional 18,000 people, culminating in a population of 66,000 in 1990.

None of this compares, however, to Denton’s largest decade of growth: the 2000s. Denton has seen rapid growth in recent years, along with the majority of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and has become the country’s seventh fastest growing city. In the year 2000, the population sat at 80,000. By 2010, this had skyrocketed to 117,000: an increase of 36,000 people, or a percentage increase of more than 45%.

Denton is expected to grow faster than ever in the years to come thanks to greater sensitivity to the needs of developers and a shorter permitting process. There are now two master-planned communities proposed that would add 15,000 new homes to the city, increasing residential properties by nearly 50% (https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-worth/news/economic-development/denton-county-poised-for-major-residental-growth-with-commercial-following-those-rooftops-97372).

Denton Tx Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Denton Tx was:

  • White: 79.34%
  • Black or African American: 9.59%
  • Asian: 4.21%
  • Two or more races: 3.18%
  • Other race: 3.04%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%

Denton, Texas's estimated population is 138,541 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Denton, Texas is the 24th largest city in Texas based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1445.28 people/mi² (558.02 people/km²), with a household density of 199.62 people/km² (517.02 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 29.1 years, 28.8 years for males, and 29.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 49,560 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.1%, with a median rent of $975/month. The median house has 5.2 rooms, and has a value of $179,000.

The median income for households in Denton, Texas is $52,164, while the mean household income is $69,994.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018138,5412,4591.81%
2017136,0821,8161.35%
2016134,2663,0622.33%
2015131,2042,8952.26%
2014128,3093,2092.57%
2013125,1001,4691.19%
2012123,6313,4942.91%
2011120,1373,0792.63%
2010117,05836,5213.81%
200080,53714,2671.97%
199066,27018,2073.26%
198048,0638,1891.89%
197039,87413,0304.04%
196026,8445,4722.31%
195021,37210,1806.68%
194011,1921,6051.56%
19309,5871,9612.31%
19207,6262,8944.89%
19104,7325451.23%
19004,1871,6295.05%
18902,5580.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White104,006
Black or African American12,577
Asian5,519
Two or More Races4,171
Some Other Race3,990
American Indian and Alaska Native664
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170

Denton Tx Population Pyramid 2019

Denton Tx Median Age

29.1


Total

28.8


Male

29.4


Female

Denton Tx Adults

There are 104,344 adults, (13,440 of whom are seniors) in Denton Tx.

Denton Tx Age Dependency

44.2

Age Dependency Ratio

14.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Denton Tx Sex Ratio

Female

67,852

51.76%

Male

63,245

48.24%

Denton Tx Households and Families

Denton Tx Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Denton Tx Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.6%26.4%
All47.8%52.2%
Male39.1%60.9%
Female37%63%
Non Family26.5%73.5%

47.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,8742.6247.8
Non Family19,4951.6726.5
Married18,9753.2773.6
Female5,7283.4937
Male1,6763.4239.1

3.24

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Denton Tx Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,1535.46%
9th to 12th Grade4,1215.42%
High School Graduate14,71419.35%
Some College17,98823.65%
Associates Degree6,1348.07%
Bachelors Degree17,94523.60%
Graduate Degree10,99614.46%

Denton Tx Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White50,78448,65321,715
Hispanic15,0579,6172,903
Black5,7525,1861,520
Asian2,9862,8762,177
Other Race2,3971,388338
Multiple Races1,4081,255615
Native American50650686
Islander1088234

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.91%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,364$40,528$30,054
Less Than High School$21,879$26,277$16,344
High School Grad$30,136$34,792$24,463
Some College$32,515$36,470$28,850
Bachelors Degree$46,616$54,054$38,549
Graduate Degree$52,571$58,440$47,175

$35,364

Average Earnings

$40,528

Average Male

$30,054

Average Female

Denton Tx Language

Denton Tx Language by Age

Denton Tx Language

76.56% of Denton Tx residents speak only English, while 23.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.46% of the population.

Denton Tx Poverty

Denton Tx Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White73,0909,97413.65%
Hispanic28,8527,91427.43%
Black10,6162,78326.22%
Asian4,6552,05544.15%
Multiple3,70682822.34%
Other3,57077221.62%
Native63511718.43%
Islander1702112.35%

19.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.28%

Male Poverty Rate

21.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Denton Tx

The race most likely to be in poverty in Denton Tx is Asian, with 44.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Denton Tx is Islander, with 12.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.38%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.50%
High School14.58%
Some College9.43%
Bachelors or Greater8.18%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.68%
Male Unemployed36.63%
Female Employed17.70%
Male Employed11.18%

Denton Tx Income

Denton Tx Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,164$69,994
Families$74,471$88,870
Married Families$89,273$105,152
Non Families$29,488$42,162

Denton Tx Marital Status

Denton Tx Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Denton Tx Married by Age and Sex

Denton Tx Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Denton Tx Marital Status by Race

Denton Tx Veterans

5,864

Number of Veterans

5,350

Male Veterans

514

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,070
First Gulf War1,403
Second Gulf War1,117
Korea447
World War II87
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,496
65 to 741,388
55 to 641,187
75+993
18 to 34800

Denton Tx Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,3356.41%
Hispanic7143.25%
Black2582.56%
Other993.01%
Indian7813.31%
Asian561.20%
2 or More381.62%

Denton Tx Veterans by Education

6.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Denton Tx Employment Status

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Denton Tx Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.27%

Born in Texas

86.69%

Native Born

13.31%

Foreign Born

9.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.69% of Denton Tx residents were born in the United States, with 56.27% having been born in Texas. 9.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.