Denton County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:1,007,703More data
Estimate 2022:977,760 
Estimate 2021:943,883 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.906,422More data
Census 2010:662,614More data
Census 2000:432,976More data
Population of the County Seat (Denton)
Census 2020:139,869 
Census 2010:113,383 
Census 2000:80,537 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN DENTON COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (Census Bureau)
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Argyle city:5,503More data
Aubrey city:7,966More data
Bartonville town:1,793More data
Carrollton city (pt.):82,475More data
Celina city (pt.):2,756More data
Coppell city (pt.):1,022More data
Copper Canyon town:2,015More data
Corinth city:22,875More data
Cross Roads town:1,955More data
Dallas city (pt.):29,159More data
Denton city:150,353More data
DISH town:445More data
Double Oak town:3,077More data
Flower Mound town (pt.):77,831More data
Fort Worth city (pt.):18,093More data
Frisco city (pt.):89,084More data
Grapevine city (pt.):0More data
Hackberry town:2,964More data
Haslet city (pt.):0More data
Hebron town (pt.):232More data
Hickory Creek town:5,406More data
Highland Village city:16,105More data
Justin city:5,597More data
Krugerville city:1,970More data
Krum city:6,062More data
Lake Dallas city:7,830More data
Lakewood Village city:706More data
Lewisville city (pt.):129,858More data
Little Elm city:55,357More data
New Fairview city (pt.):17More data
Northlake town:8,827More data
Oak Point city:6,009More data
Pilot Point city (pt.):4,886More data
Plano city (pt.):5,602More data
Ponder town:2,588More data
Prosper town (pt.):7,753More data
Providence Village town:8,440More data
Roanoke city (pt.):9,941More data
Sanger city (pt.):9,721More data
Shady Shores town:2,940More data
Southlake city (pt.):721More data
The Colony city:45,367More data
Trophy Club town (pt.):13,078More data
Westlake town (pt.):1More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:878.5More data
Water Area:73.2More data
Total Area:951.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:1,031.77More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:92.80More data
Percent Rural:7.20More data
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:20.1%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:72.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:12.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:11.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:54.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:11.7%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:23.2%More data
65 and Older:11.6%More data
85 and Older:1.0%More data
Median Age:37.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$74,412More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$72,721,863,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$102,711More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:7.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:8.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:93.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:47.9% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$60,613More data
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$58,500 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$55,099 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$51,064 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$50,734 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:3.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.217543More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$174,901,748,848More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$149,853,851,754More data
Total Actual Levy:$325,996,565More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2023:N/AMore data
CY 2022:N/A 
CY 2021:N/A 
CY 2020:N/A 
CY 2019:N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:53.721More data
US Highways:70.044More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:39.718More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:282.485More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:108.397More data
On-System Subtotal:554.365More data
City Streets:3,050.034More data
Certified County Roads:865.808More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:18.139More data
Federal Roads:57.208More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,991.189More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:4,545.554More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:306.225More data
US Highways:261.174More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:163.838More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:881.744More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:222.640More data
On-System Subtotal:1,835.621More data
City Streets:6,617.765More data
Certified County Roads:1,744.010More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:102.545More data
Federal Roads:114.416More data
Off-System Subtotal:8,578.736More data
County Total:10,414.357More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»     «2017 County Profile»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Denton County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Denton County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Denton County»

Special Districts in Denton County.
School Districts in Denton County.
History of City Tax Rates in Denton County.

Airports in Denton County.
Hospitals in Denton County.
Prisons in Denton County.

On Feb. 28, 2024, the U.S. Census Bureau released the final, full set of errata tables for the 2020 Census Count Question Resolution (CQR) program. The CQR gave tribal, state and local governments the opportunity to ask the Census Bureau to review their boundaries or housing counts to identify errors that may have occurred while processing their 2020 Census counts. Upon review, the agency made changes to the total populations of three counties: Martin (from 5,237 to 5,247); Midland (from 169,983 to 169,974); and Reeves (from 14,748 to 14,747). As stated in the Federal Register/Vol. 86, No. 207/Friday, October 29, 2021 (Introduction): No new census information products will be created by the 2020 Census CQR and no revisions will be made to 2020 Census information products, such as the apportionment counts delivered to the President for apportionment or the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and Geographic Products. The 2020 Census counts shown above in the table are the original counts from the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and do not reflect the changes made due to the CQR program.