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Overview

Introduction to Denton, Texas

The Texas city of Denton is located about 40 miles northwest of Dallas and about 38 miles northeast of Fort Worth. Together, the three cities comprise an area traditionally referred to as the "Golden Triangle." The city is served by three major highways: Interstate 35, U.S. Route 380, and U.S. Route 377.

Founded in 1856 and later incorporated in 1866, the city of Denton is the county seat of Denton County. Both the city and county were named for John B. Denton, a prominent lawyer, preacher, and soldier. Denton is home to two major Universities: the University of North Texas (UNT) which is the largest university in north Texas and the third largest in the state; and Texas Woman's University (TWU) which despite its name is open to both genders. Music fans will recognize Denton as the home town of Grammy Award winning band Brave Combo and also of the Grammy Award winning 1 O'Clock Lab band. It is also the former habitat of UNT alumni Roy Orbison, Pat Boone, and Don Henley.

Attractions in and around Denton

Denton hosts several festivals and functions throughout the calendar year. The Denton Jazz and Arts festival, held every spring (usually the last three days of April) is a major draw, attracting thousands of visitors from around the nation. Other annual events include the Fry Street Fair, Twilight Tunes, Dog Days of Summer, and Cinco de Mayo. Racing fans can enjoy the Texas Motor Speedway, located 14 miles south of Denton, and the Denton Dragway, about 5 miles north of the city. Some of the area's cultural sites include:

  • Bayless-Selby House Museum
  • Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum
  • Denton County Historical Museum and Texas Heritage Center
  • Gowns of the First Ladies of Texas
  • Hangar 10 Flying Museum
  • UNT Sky Theatre Planetarium
  • Historic Downtown Denton
  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods

Sports fans can find plenty of professional action in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. The following pro teams are all located less than an hour's drive from Denton:

  • Major League Baseball: Texas Rangers (Arlington)
  • National Football League: Dallas Cowboys
  • National Basketball Association: Dallas Mavericks
  • National Hockey League: Dallas Stars
  • Major League Soccer (MLS): FC Dallas
  • American Association Baseball: Fort Worth Cats (an independent minor league team)

Also located in Fort Worth are: the Fort Worth Flyers, a basketball team in the NBA Development League; and the Fort Worth Brahmas of the Central Hockey League, who have suspended operations for the 2006-2007 season due to stadium leasing problems, but remain a franchise in good standing in the CHL whose clear objective is to return to action in the near future. The Texas Tycoons are a team in the American Basketball Association who tentatively plan to move their home from Fort Worth to Dallas in 2007.

Demographics

People

Total Population128,421
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens9.9%
Employed Population 16+63,670
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married37%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.9%
Median Earnings25+$33,286
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,247
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,161

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,674
% Above Poverty Level80.5%
% Below Poverty Level19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$932
Median House Value$162,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.4%
German13.1%
Irish10.2%
English9.7%
French Except Basque2.8%
Italian2.4%
Scottish2.4%
African2%
Polish1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Dutch1.2%
Norwegian0.9%
Czech0.7%
Arab0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Denton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Denton County
Standard Zip Codes76201, 76205, 76207, 76209, 76210, 76208
P.O. Box Zip Codes76202, 76203, 76204, 76206
Phone Area Codes817,940, 972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.21
Approximate Longitude-97.13

Denton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDENTON 2 SE
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 76 F
Annual Precip37.7 inches
StationGRAPEVINE DAM
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 54 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches
StationDALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp34 to 54 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Argyle3,732$116,058
Corinth20,764$99,129
Krum4,771$79,577
Lake Dallas7,575$74,201
Oak Point3,271$100,588
Shady Shores2,805$118,875

Denton Public Libraries

Denton Public Library
502 OAKLAND ST
Denton, Texas
(940) 349-8750

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Denton Hospitals

University Behavioral Health Of Denton
(Proprietary)
2026 West University
Mayhill Hospital
(Proprietary)
2809 South Mayhill Road
Integrity Transitional Hospital
(Proprietary)
2813 South Mayhill Road
North Texas Hospital
(Proprietary)
2801 South Mahill Road
(940) 220-0600
The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton
(Proprietary)
2801 South Mahill Road
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
(Proprietary)
3000 I-35
Denton Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
3535 South Interstate 35 East
Select Rehabilitation Hospital Of Denton
(Proprietary)
2620 Scripture Street

Denton Public Schools

Calhoun Middle
709 Congress St
ZIP: 76201
(940) 369-2400
Middle
Total Enrollment 684
Community Ed
1213 N Locust
ZIP: 76201
(940) 369-0092
Denton Co J J A E P
301 E Mckinney
ZIP: 76201
(940) 458-7438
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Denton Co J J A E P
301 E Mckinney
ZIP: 76201
(940) 482-6000
Denton Co J J A E P
301 E Mckinney
ZIP: 76201
(940) 898-5840
Denton Co J J A E P
301 E Mckinney
ZIP: 76201
(940) 898-5840
Denton H S
1007 Fulton
ZIP: 76201
(940) 369-2000
High
Total Enrollment 2166
Lee El
800 Mack Pl
ZIP: 76201
(940) 369-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
Newton Rayzor El
1400 Malone
ZIP: 76201
(940) 369-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Regional Day Sch Deaf
1205 W University
ZIP: 76201
(940) 369-4075
Denton County Jjaep Cfb Campus
210 S Woodrow Ln
ZIP: 76202
(940) 349-2400
Other
Total Enrollment 2
Borman El
1201 Parvin
ZIP: 76205
(940) 369-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Denton Co J J A E P
210 S Woodrow Ln
ZIP: 76205
(940) 349-2400
High
Total Enrollment 12
Denton Co J J A E P
210 S Woodrow Ln
ZIP: 76205
(940) 898-5840
Other
Total Enrollment 3
Denton Co J J A E P
210 S Woodrow Ln
ZIP: 76205
(972) 434-8847
Denton County Jjaep
210 S Woodrow Ln
ZIP: 76205
(940) 726-3659
Fred Moore H S
815 Cross Timbers St
ZIP: 76205
(940) 369-4000
High
Total Enrollment 76
Houston El
3100 Teasley
ZIP: 76205
(940) 369-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Joe Dale Sparks Campus
210 S Woodrow
ZIP: 76205
(940) 349-2468
High
Total Enrollment 54
Mcmath Middle
1900 Jason Dr
ZIP: 76205
(940) 369-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 741
Rivera El
701 Newton St
ZIP: 76205
(940) 369-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Emilio & Guadalupe Gonzalez Pre-k Center
1212 Long Rd
ZIP: 76207
(940) 369-4360
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Evers Park El
3300 Evers Pkwy
ZIP: 76207
(940) 369-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
The Education Center At Denton
4601 Ih 35 N
ZIP: 76207
(940) 383-1972
Primary
Total Enrollment 104
Hodge El
3900 Grant Pkwy
ZIP: 76208
(940) 369-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 692
Pecan Creek El
4400 Lakeview Blvd
ZIP: 76208
(940) 369-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 693
Ryan H S
5101 E Mckinney
ZIP: 76208
(940) 369-3000
High
Total Enrollment 2409
Ginnings El
2525 Yellowstone
ZIP: 76209
(940) 369-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
Lester Davis
1125 Davis St
ZIP: 76209
(940) 369-4050
Other
Total Enrollment 52
Strickland Middle
324 Windsor St
ZIP: 76209
(940) 369-4200
Middle
Total Enrollment 899
The Ann Windle School For Young Children
901 Audra
ZIP: 76209
(940) 369-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Wilson El
1306 E Windsor St
ZIP: 76209
(940) 369-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Guyer H S
7501 Teasley Ln
ZIP: 76210
(940) 369-1000
High
Total Enrollment 2395
Mcnair El
1212 Hickory Creek Rd
ZIP: 76210
(940) 369-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Nelson El
3909 Teasley Ln
ZIP: 76210
(940) 369-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 655
Ryan El
201 W Ryan Rd
ZIP: 76210
(940) 369-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Vista Academy Of Denton
4420 Country Club Rd
ZIP: 76210
(972) 316-3663
Primary
Total Enrollment 51

Denton Private Schools

Community School
2046 Scripture St
ZIP: 76201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Hilltop Montessori School
1014 N Elm St
ZIP: 76201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Springbok Academy
1300 Fulton St Ste 502
ZIP: 76201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Immaculate Conception Catholic School
2301 N Bonnie Brae St
ZIP: 76207
Elementary
Total Enrollment 212
The Selwyn School
3333 W University Dr
ZIP: 76207
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 116
Denton Calvary Academy
1910 E University Dr
ZIP: 76209
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 216
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