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A+ Denison Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A Denison Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% lower than Texas
8020% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Denison cost of living
D+ Denison Crime Total crime is 12% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,6544% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 384% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-24%Year over year crime is down
Denison crime
D- Denison Employment Household income is 27% lower than Texas
Median household income
$39,87928% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,14026% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%19% higher than the US average
Denison employment
C+ Denison Housing Home value is 43% lower than Texas
Median home value
$81,80056% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$73622% lower than the US average
Home ownership
65%2% higher than the US average
Denison real estate or Denison rentals
A- Denison Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
79%5% lower than the US average
School test scores
70%41% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:115% lower than the US average
Denison K-12 schools or Denison colleges

Living in Denison, TX

Denison is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. The city has a population of 23,080 residents. At 85%, the majority of the Denison population is White; this is followed by 8% Black and 2% American Indian and Alaskan. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Denison. With average one way commute time of only 22 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Denison, Texas could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. The best areas in Denison and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, weather, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Texas and national averages.

The livability score in Denison is 79 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 92nd percentile of all cities across America. Compared to the United States average, Denison ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Denison also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Denison has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (A), weather (B-) and education (A-). Denison does not fare well for the following: crime (D) and employment (D-). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Denison has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Downtown Denison, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park, and Eisenhower State Park.

Cost of living can have a huge effect on what’s left in your wallet at the end of each month. From housing costs to health care, it is important to know that the place you call home is also an affordable place to live. In Denison, the cost of living is 20.45% less than the national average, which means that after paying those bills, there might actually be a little something left over!

The average school test scores in Denison are 70%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Denison. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Denison are affordable. Median real estate prices in Denison come in at $81,800, which is 42.7% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Denison, the home price to income ratio is 2.1, which is 19.2% lower than the Texas average.

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Perfect blend of city and small town life!

Denison, Texas is perfect for the young family looking for a new home or even someone wanting to find a quaint place to retire. The cost of living is reasonable. Medical facilities, as well as the school district, are simply amazing. I adore that everything is easily accessible whether you're simply grocery shopping, or going out for dinner.

There is something endearing about a small town with a history as well. Eisenhower's birthplace is located in Denison next to railroad tracks that are still to this day fully functioning. Downtown Denison is beautiful with many shops to explore or just stroll down the brick paved streets. Lake Texoma which sits in Denison's back yard brings a bounty of natural beauty with fishing, boating, swimming, and hiking. If all of the perks of living in Denison isn't enough, keep in mind the Dallas metro is less than an hour away. You'll easily be able to live the small town life you desire and still have easy access to anything else you want!
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Source: The Denison, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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