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Overview

Introduction to Denison, Texas

Denison, Texas, in Grayson county, is 38 miles N of McKinney, Texas (center to center) and 68 miles N of Dallas, Texas. The city is part of the Sherman - Denison metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Denison History

Denison was established in 1872 in union with MKT or the "Katy" depot. It was named in honor of Katy Vice President, George Denison. Denison was founded at the juncture of MKT and Red River, both of which served as important channels of transportation during the industrial era. This made the town a major commercial center in the American West during the 19th century.

Denison and nearby Attractions

  • Eisenhower State Park
  • Denison Country Club
  • Randell Lake
  • Loy Park & Loy Lake
  • Red River Historical Museum
  • Whitewright Historical Museum

Things To Do In Denison

Denison has attracted artists since the 1990s and is now home to the works of several artists who have earned local, regional, and national acclaim. The Denison Arts Council annually sponsors several Fine Art Tours which showcase the remarkable talent of the area's artists. Many historic buildings in the city have been turned into specialty shops and loft living spaces. The Eisenhower State Park, which is nearby, occupies an area of 432 acres and offers facilities for biking, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, and swimming.

Denison Transportation

One can avail of air transportation from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Denison Higher Education

Grayson County College is the local institution for higher education. Other institutes include Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Collin County Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,080
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+9,344
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,535
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,283
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,387

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,564
% Above Poverty Level80.9%
% Below Poverty Level19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone31.5%
Median Gross Rent$736
Median House Value$81,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.5%
Irish14.9%
German13.2%
English7.2%
Scottish2%
French Except Basque2%
Italian1.5%
Swedish1.2%
Welsh0.7%
Polish0.6%
Danishn0.4%
Czech0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
African0.1%
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Denison Almanac

CategoryValue
County Grayson County
Standard Zip Codes75020, 75021
Phone Area Codes903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.75
Approximate Longitude-96.56

Denison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDENISON DAM
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp50 to 73 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 76 F
Annual Precip41 inches
StationSHERMAN
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp52 to 73 F
Jul Temp73 to 93 F
Oct Temp54 to 75 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationBONHAM 3 NNE
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp50 to 72 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bells1,473$57,361
Pottsboro2,404$66,250
Savoy740$45,417
Sherman40,112$52,623
Southmayd976$51,339

Denison Public Libraries

Denison Public Library
300 W GANDY ST
Denison, Texas
(903) 465-1797

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Denison Hospitals

Texoma Medical Center
(Proprietary)
5016 South Us Highway 75

Denison Public Schools

B Mcdaniel Int
400 Lillis Ln
ZIP: 75020
(903) 462-7200
Middle
Total Enrollment 651
Cooke/fannin/grayson Co Juvenile Post Ajud Fac
86 Dyess
ZIP: 75020
(903) 786-6326
Other
Total Enrollment 61
Denison H S
4200 N State Hwy 91
ZIP: 75020
(903) 462-7125
High
Total Enrollment 1243
Golden Rule El
811 W Florence St
ZIP: 75020
(903) 462-7250
Grayson Co J J A E P
9501 Dyess St
ZIP: 75020
(903) 564-4200
Henry Scott Middle
1901 S Mirick Ave
ZIP: 75020
(903) 462-7180
Middle
Total Enrollment 670
Houston El
1100 W Morgan St
ZIP: 75020
(903) 462-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 291
Hyde Park El
1701 Hyde Park
ZIP: 75020
(903) 462-7350
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Lamar El
1000 S Fifth Ave
ZIP: 75020
(903) 462-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Mayes El
201 Jennie Ln
ZIP: 75020
(903) 462-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Pathways H S
318 W Morgan St
ZIP: 75020
(903) 462-7150
High
Total Enrollment 21
Perrin Learning Ctr
81 Vandenburg
ZIP: 75020
(903) 891-6680
High
Total Enrollment 54
Terrell El
230 W Martin Luther King St
ZIP: 75020
(903) 462-7550
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Tri Co Juvenile Detent
9501 Dyess
ZIP: 75020
(903) 786-6326
Other
Total Enrollment 9

Denison Private Schools

St Luke's School
427 W Woodard St
ZIP: 75020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
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