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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Denison is a town in Texas with a population of 23,342. Denison is in Grayson County. Living in Denison offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Denison there are a lot of parks. Many families and retirees live in Denison and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Denison are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$774
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Denison Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    294
    283
  • Murder
    17
    6
  • Rape
    76
    41
  • Robbery
    63
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    483
    500
  • Theft
    1,428
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    294
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Denison

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,203
National
$55,322
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Denison Reviews

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Denison has a small town vibe, with great arts and music. A beautiful downtown! small local charm. lovely farmers market and great shops, a local brewery. Also, super close to lake texoma! I know Denison, will be an up and coming hot small texas town. The downside is its all fast food and small chains to dine. In due time, things will start to move and groove here. Very affordable housing, great police, EMS and fire departments. Like I said, a great retirement community. very affordable to live. It is a quick drive to Sherman and even Dallas.
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I've lived in Denison my whole life. There are so many things that you are able to do in this town. We have the Fall Festival, Eisenhower's Birthplace, Music on Main during the summer and so much more. Denison also supports our school system and especially our sports programs. Our biggest athletic program is football everyone loves to go out on a Friday night and support the team. We also have a the biggest rivalry too and that is the Sherman vs. Denison game also called the "Battle of the Axe". There is so much more that Denison does for the community and the people. I love Denison with all my heart and couldn't imagine growing up anywhere else.
Denison Texas has a great small town feel. People are generally good, hard-working people that live there. It would be nice to see the drug sales in the low-income areas of down be knocked out, but you find that everywhere. Denison community leaders work very hard to attract new business to the area and provide incentives for businesses to move there.