Denton County, TX

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2022 Population
914,870
3.37% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.5
0.829% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.42%
2.45% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$104,180
8.22% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$377,000
17.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
501,458
4.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Denton County, TX had a population of 915k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $104,180. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Denton County, TX grew from 885,012 to 914,870, a 3.37% increase and its median household income grew from $96,265 to $104,180, a 8.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Denton County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.82%), White (Hispanic) (9.09%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (6.58%).

None of the households in Denton County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.9% of the residents in Denton County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Denton County, TX are University of North Texas (11,197 degrees awarded in 2022), Texas Woman's University (229179) (4,319 degrees), and Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton (142 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Denton County, TX was $377,000, and the homeownership rate was 65.2%.

Most people in Denton County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Denton County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Denton County, TX is home to a population of 915k people, from which 91.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 16.1% of Denton County, TX residents were born outside of the country (147k people).

In 2022, there were 5.43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (508k people) in Denton County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 93.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 89.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.9%
2022 Citizenship
91.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.9% of Denton County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Denton County, TX was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Denton County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    508k ± 1.22k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    93.7k ± 1.79k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    89.8k ± 1.08k
19.8%
Hispanic Population
181k people

In 2022, there were 5.43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (508k people) in Denton County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 93.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 89.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.8% of the people in Denton County, TX are hispanic (181k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

16.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
147k people
15.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
141k people

As of 2022, 16.1% of Denton County, TX residents (147k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Denton County, TX was 15.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    13,691 ± 1,205
  2. Vietnam
    11,169 ± 795
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,970 ± 892

Denton County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Denton County, TX employs 501k people. The largest industries in Denton County, TX are Retail Trade (55,571 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (55,420 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (53,429 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($117,585), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($92,262), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($91,205).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

501k
2022 Value
± 6,603
4.12%
1 Year growth
± 1.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Denton County, TX grew at a rate of 4.12%, from 482k employees to 501k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Denton County, TX, are Management Occupations (78,370 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (55,941 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (55,356 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Denton County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

501k
2022 Value
± 6,603
4.12%
1 Year growth
± 1.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Denton County, TX grew at a rate of 4.12%, from 482k employees to 501k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Denton County, TX, are Retail Trade (55,571 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (55,420 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (53,429 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Denton County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Denton County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$68,041
Median earning men ± $992
$46,163
Median earning women ± $808

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,654), Information ($95,480), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($91,481).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($80,333), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,655), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,583).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 7,601
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,970
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 3,541
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Denton County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 53.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.3%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Denton County, TX awarded 15,753 degrees. The student population of Denton County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 22,386 male students and 38,623 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Denton County, TX are White (6,727 and 46.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,707 and 25.6%), Black or African American (2,064 and 14.3%), and Asian (1,176 and 8.12%).

The largest universities in Denton County, TX by number of degrees awarded are University of North Texas (11,197 and 71.1%), Texas Woman's University (229179) (4,319 and 27.4%), and Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton (142 and 0.901%).

The most popular majors in Denton County, TX are General Business Administration & Management (920 and 5.84%), General Psychology (687 and 4.36%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (674 and 4.28%).

The median tuition cost in Denton County, TX for a public four year colleges is $6,956 for in-state students and $16,748 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Denton County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 61,009 (36.7% men and 63.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 61,009 students enrolled in Denton County, TX, 36.7% men and 63.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,920 records, of which 63.7% were women and 36.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 651 degrees awarded
  2. 627 degrees awarded
  3. 670 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Denton County, TX was General Studies with 651 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Denton County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 11,197 degrees awarded
  2. 4,319 degrees awarded
  3. 142 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Texas with 11,197 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,067 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Denton County, TX, which is 0.474 times less than the 10,686 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,727 degrees mean that there were 1.81 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3,707 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,956) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,770) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,025) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Denton County, TX was $377,000 in 2022, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $321,000 to $377,000, a 17.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Denton County, TX is 65.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Denton County, TX have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Denton County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Denton County, TX is $104,180. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Denton County, TX was Census Tract 216.26 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 201.11 and Census Tract 217.51, with respective values of $249,318 and $247,330.

In 2022, 13.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Denton County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.0718%.

Property

$377,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,904
$217,961
Median Property Taxes
±$3,253

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Rent vs Own

65.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.2% of the housing units in Denton County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 216.26
  2. Census Tract 201.11
  3. Census Tract 217.51

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Denton County, TX was Census Tract 216.26 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 201.11 and Census Tract 217.51, with respective values of $249,318 and $247,330.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Denton County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$104,180
Median Household Income
± $1,355
335k
Number of Households
± 5,150

In 2022, the median household income of the 335k households in Denton County, TX grew to $104,180 from the previous year's value of $96,265.

The following chart displays the households in Denton County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Denton County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.3%)
  3. Carpooled (7.81%)

In 2022, 70.5% of workers in Denton County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.3%) and those who carpooled to work (7.81%).

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Commute Time

28.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Denton County, TX have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in Denton County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Denton County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.0718%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Denton County, TX (67k out of 903k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Denton County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 7.6% of the children was living in poverty in Denton County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 170 in Denton County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 16.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.1% of the population of Denton County, TX has health coverage, with 62.8% on employee plans, 5.57% on Medicaid, 8.32% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Denton County, TX see 1852 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.054% increase from the previous year (1851 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1725 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 754 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,852 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Denton County, TX

Primary care physicians in Denton County, TX see an average of 1,852 patients per year. This represents a 0.054% increase from the previous year (1,851 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 22.4% between 18 and 34 years, 41.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.9%
Uninsured
62.8%
Employer Coverage
5.57%
Medicaid
8.32%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Denton County, TX grew by 0.0953% from 10.9% to 10.9%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 32.2 in Denton County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.2% in Denton County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.4% in Denton County, TX.

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