Denison, Texas Population 2021

26,425
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Denison is a city located in Grayson County Texas. With a 2020 population of 26,425, it is the 117th largest city in Texas and the 1462nd largest city in the United States . Denison is currently growing at a rate of 1.72% annually and its population has increased by 16.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,682 in 2010. Denison reached it's highest population of 26,425 in 2021. Spanning over 29 miles, Denison has a population density of 925 people per square mile.

The average household income in Denison is $62,866 with a poverty rate of 15.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $810 per month, and the median house value is $98,300. The median age in Denison is 38.9 years, 38.5 years for males, and 39.5 years for females.

Denison Demographics

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

  • White: 84.98%
  • Black or African American: 7.51%
  • Two or more races: 4.07%
  • Native American: 1.50%
  • Asian: 1.11%
  • Other race: 0.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Denison, Texas is 26,425 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,081.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,682.

Denison, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021141,0622,4251.72%
2020138,6372,4251.75%
2019136,2122,4251.78%
2018133,7872,6351.97%
2017131,1522,8612.18%
2016128,2912,6632.08%
2015125,6282,0291.62%
2014123,5991,2371.00%
2013122,3625080.42%
2012121,8544240.35%
2011121,4303960.33%
2010121,0340.00%

Denison Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,68584.98%
Black or African American1,8297.51%
Two or More Races9904.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native3651.50%
Asian2691.11%
Some Other Race2020.83%
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Denison Population by Race

Denison Population Pyramid $2021

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Denison Median Age

38.9


Total

38.5


Male

39.5


Female

Denison Adults

There are 18,314 adults, (4,326 of whom are seniors) in Denison.

Denison Age Dependency

74

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Denison Sex Ratio

Female

12,773

52.48%

Male

11,567

47.52%

Denison Population by Age

Denison Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Denison Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.4%24.6%
All60.6%39.4%
Non Family52.4%47.6%
Female46.1%53.9%
Male35.2%64.8%

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Denison Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2312.660.6
Married4,0653.475.4
Non Family3,3771.1652.4
Female1,1903.5846.1
Male5993.2935.2

3.28

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Denison Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4262.56%
9th to 12th Grade1,5099.07%
High School Graduate5,50633.08%
Some College4,71228.31%
Associates Degree1,71210.29%
Bachelors Degree1,78010.69%
Graduate Degree9996.00%
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Denison Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Denison Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,61912,2842,407
Black1,2641,087133
Hispanic98970950
2+ Races32729048
Native American23018538
Asian225164113
Other Race11691

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.20%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.22%.

Denison Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,125$36,526$30,004
Less Than 9th Grade$17,941$18,484$17,000
High School Graduate$31,596$39,583$25,729
Some College$32,379$35,763$31,124
Bachelors Degree$48,444$49,659$47,862
Graduate Degree$51,215$73,933$42,917

$32,125

Average Earnings

$36,526

Average Male

$30,004

Average Female

Denison Earnings by Educational Attainment

Denison Language by Age

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Denison Language

93.77% of Denison residents speak only English, while 6.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.96% of the population.

Denison Language

Denison Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,6862,59713.90%
Hispanic1,92846424.07%
Black1,71930717.86%
Multiple96721422.13%
Native36510428.49%
Other1755430.86%
Asian269207.43%

15.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.36%

Male Poverty Rate

16.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Denison

The race most likely to be in poverty in Denison is Other, with 30.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Denison is Asian, with 7.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.03%.

Denison Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.15%
High School14.18%
Some College11.29%
Bachelors or Greater5.98%

Denison Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed30.63%
Male Unemployed18.83%
Female Employed8.68%
Male Employed8.02%

Denison Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Denison Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,586$62,866
Families$59,505$75,609
Married Families$72,629-
Non Families$28,271$37,630
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Income by Household Type

Denison Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Denison Married by Age and Sex

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Denison Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Denison Marital Status by Race

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Denison Marital Status

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1,796

Number of Veterans

1,685

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam715
First Gulf War276
Second Gulf War249
Korea232
World War II82

Denison Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+534
65 to 74508
35 to 54372
55 to 64273
18 to 34109

Denison Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5769.89%
Black15311.87%
Hispanic594.75%
2+ Races357.58%
Native American3212.31%

Denison Veterans by Race

Denison Veterans by Education

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5.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Denison Veterans by Education

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58.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Denison Employment by Age

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Denison Employment by Race

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Denison Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.84%

Born in Denison

96.84%

Native Born

3.16%

Foreign Born

2.35%

Non Citizen

0.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.84% of Denison residents were born in the United States, with 69.84% having been born in Texas. 2.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Denison Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,4254481.72%
202025,9774481.75%
201925,5294481.79%
201825,0816722.75%
201724,4098163.46%
201623,5934622.00%
201523,1312100.92%
201422,921840.37%
201322,837790.35%
201222,758610.27%
201122,697-65-0.29%
201022,762-11-0.00%
200022,7731,2680.57%
199021,505-2,379-1.04%
198023,884-1,039-0.42%
197024,9232,1750.92%
196022,7485,2442.66%
195017,5041,9231.17%
194015,5811,7311.18%
193013,850-3,215-2.07%
192017,0653,4332.27%
191013,6321,8251.45%
190011,8078490.75%
189010,9586,98310.67%
18803,9750.00%

Denison Population by Year