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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Denton is a city in Texas with a population of 133,661. Denton is in Denton County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Denton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Denton there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Denton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Denton are highly rated.
About Denton...
Population
133,661

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$196,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,046
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Denton Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    155.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    89
    40.7
  • Robbery
    69.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    290.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,867
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    160.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Denton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,489
National
$55,322
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Denton Reviews

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Denton is the perfect town to experience a small town with big aspirations. The college population in Denton creates a culture of creative appreciation, whether it be of art, music, amazing food, or simply the culture of its citizens. The most beautiful historic things about Denton are its museums and public buildings near downtown, as well as the small restaurants and shops that have been here for years and support thriving communities.
Like all growing cities, there is a tendency for large corporations and gentrification to attempt to expand the economic value of the town. It's important that Denton and its citizens continue to support small businesses and sites that make the city great!
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It is such a great little college town. It is very nice and there are so many unique things to do in the area. I live right on the edge of town, and even then it only takes me 10 minutes to get back to the square, which is where everything "denton" is. It is honestly a great town to move to as a newly flying little birdie from parents nest!
Denton is a great town for schools and community events. My experience as a college student their has been amazing. Many places are walking distance from campus and the community businesses are always hosting events to help out. Great atmosphere! However, the construction in the area gets tiring.