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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

 20162021
Population441,146491,415
Households158,983176,869
Average Household Size2.712.72
Media Age32.833.6
Median Household Income$72,925$80,445
Average Household Income$93,960$100,381
Per Capita Income$34,282$36,509

Race and Ethnicity

 2016 (%)2021 (%)
White Alone315,425 (71.5%)332,624 (67.7%)
Black Alone43,661 (9.9%)55,679 (11.3%)
American Indian Alone3,005 (0.7%)3,260 (0.7%)
Asian Alone30,297 (6.9%)40,716 (8.3%)
Pacific Islander Alone388 (0.1%)475 (0.1%)
Some Other Race Alone33,645 (7.6%)40,447 (8.2%)
Two or More Races14,722 (3.3%)18,211 (3.7%)
Hispanic Origin (Any Race)94,481 (21.4%)111,482 (22.7%)

Educational Attainment (Population 25+)

 2016
TOTAL274,281
Less Than 9th Grade4.0%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma4.3%
High School Graduate15.8%
GED/Alternative Credential3.0%
Some College, No Degree24.2%
Associate Degree8.2%
Bachelor’s Degree27.6%
Graduate/Professional Degree13.0%

Household Expenditures (Average Annual Spend)

 2016
TOTAL$80,542
Food$9,897
Housing$25,106
Apparel and Services$2,522
Transportation$9,783
Travel$2,260
Healthcare$6,032
Entertainment and Recreation$3,527
Personal Care Products/Services$889
Education$1,831