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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Denton County is located in Texas with a population of 781,321. Denton County is one of the best places to live in Texas. In Denton County, most residents own their homes. In Denton County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Denton County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Denton County are highly rated.
Population
781,321

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$232,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,109
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Denton County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    105
    282.7
  • Murder
    2
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    224.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,177.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Denton County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,290
National
$55,322

Denton County Reviews

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Denton county, specifically the city of Denton is very college based. In my opinion it is perfect for young adults!
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Denton County is a very diverse place to live; one of the things I like most is the Denton Square-it's very historic and a place where you can just walk around all day and explore and take pictures. On the other hand, Highland Village is a more modern place to spend your day, but equally as enjoyable. The food is very diverse and it's a town with not one, but TWO colleges. The public schools have a lot of opportunities and the teachers (and community in general) is very accepting.
The people in Denton were very friendly and there was not one single time that we ever had poor customer service at any of the places we stopped in. Our hotel accommodations were great and priced just right for our budget. We would have payed nearly double the price of our room if we stayed in a Dallas hotel. There were so many neat things for us to do and many attractions to see as a family in Denton. The Sky Theater Planetarium was very impressive and entertaining. We spent two days exploring the parks and ranches, and had a great time exploring horse country. My daughter still talks about the mustangs we saw! Each day we woke up we were faced with dozens of things to do, and we ended up only going into Dallas once. The shopping experience in Denton is one I will never forget. The stores were so charming and very unique. Each Denton held our attention all on it's own!