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A+ Denton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Denton Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Texas
919% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Denton cost of living
C+ Denton Crime Total crime is 15% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,5637% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 407% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Denton crime
D Denton Employment Household income is 8% lower than Texas
Median household income
$50,4879% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,72117% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%14% higher than the US average
Denton employment
B- Denton Housing Home value is 14% higher than Texas
Median home value
$162,70012% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9322% lower than the US average
Home ownership
47%26% lower than the US average
Denton real estate or Denton rentals
A Denton Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
85%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
70%43% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
12:123% lower than the US average
Denton K-12 schools or Denton colleges

Living in Denton, TX

Denton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. The city has a population of 128,421 inhabitants. At 79%, the majority of the Denton population is White; this is followed by 10% Black and 4% Asian. The median age of all Denton residents is 29, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles. Denton has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 70% of the population is classified as married and 55% have kids.

Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Denton could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in Denton and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Denton, TX receives 85/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #119 in Texas and #363 in the USA. Clearly, Denton is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Denton has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. Based on the grades for each individual category, Denton has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (B-), cost of living (B), weather (B), education (A) and housing (B-). Regrettably for Denton, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: employment (D).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Denton on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Cinemark 14, Little Chapel in the Woods, and Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum.

Knowing that the Denton schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 70%, which is far higher than the national average.

Assuming that Denton meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Denton. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Denton are simply unattainable. The median home price for Denton homes is $162,700, which is 14% higher than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Denton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 23.1% higher than the Texas average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Denton area were 8.4% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.1%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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The Fun Awaits Your Family In Denton, Texas

In 2009 my husband and I took our three children on vacation in Denton Texas. We decided on the city of Denton at the last minute. We originally planned to stay in Dallas, but we didn't want to stay in the big city. Denton was the perfect alternative for us. It is just an hour drive from downtown Dallas, so we could still visit the city easily. 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!
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Source: The Denton, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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