Denton County, Texas Population 2020

Denton County, Texas's estimated population is 906,532 with a growth rate of 2.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Denton County, Texas is the 7th largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020906,53223,7342.69%
2019882,79823,7342.76%
2018859,06423,7342.84%
2017835,33027,4473.40%
2016807,88328,3553.64%
2015779,52826,0993.46%
2014753,42924,6553.38%
2013728,77420,8032.94%
2012707,97122,2623.25%
2011685,70918,9412.84%
2010666,768393,243143.77%
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%

Denton County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White605,35575.01%
Black or African American76,6489.50%
Asian66,7538.27%
Two or More Races28,6063.54%
Some Other Race25,2493.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,7420.46%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6940.09%

Denton County, Texas Population Pyramid 2020

Denton County, Texas Median Age

35.2


Total

34.5


Male

35.9


Female

Denton County, Texas Adults

There are 601,971 adults, (76,665 of whom are seniors) in Denton County, Texas.

Denton County, Texas Age Dependency

53.6

Age Dependency Ratio

14.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Denton County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

409,907

50.79%

Male

397,140

49.21%

Denton County, Texas Households and Families

Denton County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Denton County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
All64.5%35.5%
Male56.9%43.1%
Female46.8%53.2%
Non Family39%61%

64.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All283,2502.8164.5
Married160,3903.3981.4
Non Family82,8031.3939
Female29,4693.446.8
Male10,5883.4756.9

3.33

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Denton County, Texas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18,7733.57%
9th to 12th Grade20,8373.96%
High School Graduate95,18118.09%
Some College117,53622.34%
Associates Degree39,8557.57%
Bachelors Degree157,89330.01%
Graduate Degree76,11014.46%

Denton County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White338,338327,555159,187
Hispanic83,86761,30119,472
Black48,30845,93520,170
Asian44,92441,56430,022
Other Race15,27210,7593,053
Multiple Races11,18410,3665,436
Native American2,4412,164568
Islander378323194

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.83%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,327$60,053$41,386
Less Than High School$26,106$30,317$19,264
High School Grad$33,502$40,168$27,075
Some College$42,807$52,501$36,055
Bachelors Degree$62,397$79,399$51,762
Graduate Degree$79,074$101,887$62,341

$50,327

Average Earnings

$60,053

Average Male

$41,386

Average Female

Denton County, Texas Language

Denton County, Texas Language by Age

Denton County, Texas Language

76.90% of Denton County, Texas residents speak only English, while 23.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.66% of the population.

Denton County, Texas Poverty

Denton County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White478,12826,6345.57%
Hispanic151,88321,59414.22%
Black74,3128,53111.48%
Asian65,8935,7578.74%
Other24,7693,11112.56%
Multiple28,0912,3188.25%
Native3,6972897.82%
Islander68522032.12%

8.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.27%

Male Poverty Rate

8.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Denton County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Denton County, Texas is Islander, with 32.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Denton County, Texas is White, with 5.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.52%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.47%
High School7.90%
Some College5.55%
Bachelors or Greater3.37%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.70%
Male Unemployed19.15%
Female Employed5.81%
Male Employed4.22%

Denton County, Texas Income

Denton County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$83,376$108,579
Families$102,771$126,378
Married Families$116,516$140,824
Non Families$46,720$61,624

Denton County, Texas Marital Status

Denton County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Denton County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

Denton County, Texas 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 County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Denton County, Texas Veterans

41,061

Number of Veterans

37,231

Male Veterans

3,830

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam13,310
First Gulf War11,717
Second Gulf War9,293
Korea1,998
World War II464
Name Veterans % of Total
White34,5297.54%
Hispanic3,9303.83%
Black3,8506.66%
2 or More8686.03%
Asian7101.41%
Other6893.86%
Indian32311.95%
Hawaiian9217.42%

$Denton County, Texas Veterans by Education

4.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Denton County, Texas Employment Status

72.9%

Labor Force Participation

69.8%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Denton County, Texas 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

48.78%

Born in Texas

85.02%

Native Born

14.98%

Foreign Born

8.22%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.02% of Denton County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 48.78% having been born in Texas. 8.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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