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Denton County

Denton County includes many communities that offer a small-town lifestyle with only a short drive to bigger-city conveniences. The city of Denton is home to the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University, which provide an infusion of youthful energy and a lively music scene. Housing is very affordable and a charming historic town square is still the center of much activity. South of Denton are Highland Village and Flower Mound, among others. The city of Lewisville, conveniently located at the crossroads of interstate 35E and Sam Rayburn Tollway, takes arts, leisure, and recreation seriously with Lake Lewisville and venues such as Grand Theater, Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, 14 miles of trails, and all the outdoor amenities of the lake.

By The Numbers

 20172022
Population456,052510,437
Households164,624184,208
Average Household Size2.712.72
Media Age33.133.9
Median Household Income$73,933$80,871
Average Household Income$98,434$109,785
Per Capita Income$35,961$40,012

Race and Ethnicity

 2017 (%)2022 (%)
White Alone323,194 (70.9%)341,812 (67%)
Black Alone45,850 (10.10%)58,589 (11.5%)
American Indian Alone3,079 (0.7%)3,339 (0.7%)
Asian Alone33,046 (7.2%)45,017 (8.8%)
Pacific Islander Alone419 (0.1%)522 (0.1%)
Some Other Race Alone35,009 (7.7%)41,989 (8.2%)
Two or More Races15,452 (3.4%)19,167 (3.8%)
Hispanic Origin (Any Race)98,116 (21.5%)115,688 (22.7%)

Educational Attainment (Population 25+)

 2017
TOTAL286,163
Less Than 9th Grade3.9%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma4.3%
High School Graduate16.6%
GED/Alternative Credential3.1%
Some College, No Degree23.4%
Associate Degree8.0%
Bachelor’s Degree28.0%
Graduate/Professional Degree12.7%

Household Expenditures (Average Annual Spend)

 2017
TOTAL$84,445
Food$10,291
Housing$25,974
Apparel and Services$2,730
Transportation$9,873
Travel$2,520
Healthcare$6,393
Entertainment and Recreation$3,767
Personal Care Products/Services$978
Education$1,920