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Denton
  • City in Texas

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Denton is a city in Texas with a population of 139,734. 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.

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About Denton...
Population
139,734

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$237,700
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,121
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    96.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    88.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    46.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    223.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,518.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    142.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    21%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

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