Denton County, Texas Population 2021

Denton County, Texas's estimated population is 944,139 with a growth rate of 3.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Denton County, Texas is the 8th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 666,760 and has seen a growth of 41.60% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021944,13928,4663.11%
2020915,67328,4663.21%
2019887,20728,4663.31%
2018858,74123,3772.80%
2017835,36427,1523.36%
2016808,21228,6283.67%
2015779,58426,3963.50%
2014753,18824,5643.37%
2013728,62420,7322.93%
2012707,89222,1523.23%
2011685,74018,9802.85%
2010666,760393,235143.77%
1990273,525130,39991.11%
1980143,12667,49389.24%
197075,63328,20159.46%
196047,4326,06714.67%
195041,3657,70722.90%
194033,6588362.55%
193032,822-2,533-7.16%
192035,3554,09713.11%
191031,2582,94010.38%
190028,3187,02933.02%
189021,2893,14617.34%
188018,14310,892150.21%
18707,2512,22044.13%
18605,0314,390684.87%
18506410.00%
2021 Growth Rate
3.11%
County Website
State
Founded
April 11, 1846
County Seat
2010 Population
666,760
Growth Since 2010
41.60%
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Denton County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White619,56674.30%
Black or African American81,7589.81%
Asian72,5108.70%
Two or More Races30,1873.62%
Some Other Race25,1013.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,9930.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7070.08%
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Denton County, Texas Population by Race

Denton County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Denton County, Texas Median Age

35.5


Total

34.9


Male

36.1


Female

Denton County, Texas Adults

There are 624,909 adults, (82,137 of whom are seniors) in Denton County, Texas.

Denton County, Texas Age Dependency

53.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Denton County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

423,708

50.82%

Male

410,114

49.18%

Denton County, Texas Population by Age

Denton County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Denton County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
All65.1%34.9%
Male54.2%45.8%
Female47.8%52.2%
Non Family39.7%60.3%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Denton County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All290,2292.8365.1
Married164,3583.4182.1
Non Family86,1541.3939.7
Female28,8113.5347.8
Male10,9063.6654.2

3.36

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

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Denton County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18,2453.33%
9th to 12th Grade22,7904.16%
High School Graduate97,62317.83%
Some College120,31621.98%
Associates Degree41,5667.59%
Bachelors Degree165,82730.29%
Graduate Degree81,04214.80%
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Denton County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Denton County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White347,132336,469165,324
Hispanic88,06965,12821,832
Black51,96949,10721,688
Asian49,09845,16532,735
Other Race15,44110,8403,149
2+ Races11,99010,9195,611
Native American2,5722,310634
Islander448418113

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.67%.

Denton County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,683$61,868$42,626
Less Than 9th Grade$26,592$30,908$21,359
High School Graduate$34,841$41,576$28,581
Some College$44,719$53,811$37,160
Bachelors Degree$63,335$81,605$52,769
Graduate Degree$80,437$102,095$63,134

$51,683

Average Earnings

$61,868

Average Male

$42,626

Average Female

Denton County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Denton County, Texas Language by Age

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Denton County, Texas Language

76.48% of Denton County, Texas residents speak only English, while 23.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.54% of the population.

Denton County, Texas Language

Denton County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White488,01126,9305.52%
Hispanic157,60319,79112.56%
Black79,2418,83911.15%
Asian71,5025,6277.87%
Other24,6552,66610.81%
Multiple29,5572,4128.16%
Native3,9463458.74%
Islander68010515.44%

7.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.94%

Male Poverty Rate

8.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Denton County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Denton County, Texas is Islander, with 15.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Denton County, Texas is White, with 5.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.02%.

Denton County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.37%
High School7.50%
Some College5.74%
Bachelors or Greater3.38%

Denton County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed23.79%
Male Unemployed16.53%
Female Employed5.08%
Male Employed4.01%

Denton County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Denton County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$86,913$113,275
Families$107,016$132,100
Married Families$121,321$146,677
Non Families$49,366$64,355
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Income by Household Type

Denton County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Denton County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Denton County, Texas 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 35-44.

Denton County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Denton County, Texas Marital Status

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41,197

Number of Veterans

37,404

Male Veterans

3,793

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam12,919
First Gulf War11,930
Second Gulf War10,025
Korea1,767
World War II402

Denton County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5414,132
65 to 749,337
55 to 647,967
75+5,431
18 to 344,330

Denton County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White34,9247.41%
Black3,8586.23%
Hispanic3,7093.45%
2+ Races8245.43%
Asian6231.14%
Other Race6103.38%
Native American30810.94%
Islander508.70%

Denton County, Texas Veterans by Race

Denton County, Texas Veterans by Education

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3.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Denton County, Texas Veterans by Education

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72.6%

Labor Force Participation

69.8%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Denton County, Texas Employment by Age

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Denton County, Texas Employment by Race

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Denton County, Texas 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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48.16%

Born in Denton County, Texas

84.46%

Native Born

15.54%

Foreign Born

8.34%

Non Citizen

7.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.46% of Denton County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 48.16% having been born in Texas. 8.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Denton County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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