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2.14% growth
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2.82% growth
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2.63% growth
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5.44% growth


The economy of Denton, TX employs 65,337 people. The economy of Denton, TX is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 3.07; 1.94; and 1.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Denton, TX are Educational Services (11,840), Retail trade (8,343), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,334), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($75,195), Finance & Insurance ($40,588), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($39,167).

Median household income in Denton, TX is $50,487. Males in Denton, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,764. The income inequality of Denton, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Denton, TX. In Denton County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 64 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,662. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Denton, TX is from the county of Denton County, TX.

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Denton, TX is home to a population of 128,421 people, from which 90.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Denton, TX is composed of 76,927 White residents (59.9%), 30,049 Hispanic residents (23.4%), 12,476 Black residents (9.7%), 4,955 Asian residents (3.86%), and 3,363 Two+ residents (2.62%). The most common foreign languages in Denton, TX are Spanish (19,890 speakers), Chinese (1,378 speakers), and Arabic (684 speakers), but compared to other places, Denton, TX has a relative high number of Thai (115 speakers), Urdu (290 speakers), and Arabic (684 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Denton, TX awarded 12,532 degrees. The student population of Denton, TX is skewed towards females, with 4,178 male students and 8,354 female students. Most students in Denton, TX are White (6,722 and 53.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,025 and 16.2%), Black or African American (1,603 and 12.8%), and Asian (724 and 5.78%). The largest universities in Denton, TX by number of graduates are University of North Texas (8,598 and 68.6%), Texas Woman's University (3,828 and 30.5%), and Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton (106 and 0.85%). The most popular majors in Denton, TX are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (882 and 7.04%), General Studies (707 and 5.64%), and General Psychology (389 and 3.1%). The median tuition costs in Denton, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,688 and $17,480 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Denton, TX is $162,700, which is 0.79 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $154,300 to $162,700, a 5.44% increase. The homeownership rate of Denton, TX is 47.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Denton, TX have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Denton, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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