Denton County, TX

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Population

859,064

2.73% growth

Poverty Rate

8.4%


Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$88,117

2.12% growth

Number of Employees

469,327

4.2% growth

Median Property Value

$305,200

8.77% growth

About

In 2018, Denton County, TX had a population of 859k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $88,117. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Denton County, TX grew from 836,210 to 859,064, a 2.73% increase and its median household income grew from $86,291 to $88,117, a 2.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Denton County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.2%), White (Hispanic) (15.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.24%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.5%). N/A% of the people in Denton County, TX speak a non-English language, and 91.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Denton County, TX are University of North Texas (9,211 degrees awarded in 2017), Texas Woman's University (3,877 degrees), and Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton (113 degrees).

The median property value in Denton County, TX is $305,200, and the homeownership rate is 65.5%. Most people in Denton County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Denton County, TX is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Denton County, TX employs 469k people. The largest industries in Denton County, TX are Retail Trade (57,182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (52,391 people), and Educational Services (44,901 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,902), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,850), and Finance & Insurance ($71,686).

Median household income in Denton County, TX is $88,117. Males in Denton County, TX have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,835. The income inequality in Denton County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$88,117

2018 value

± $2,773

2.12%

1 Year Growth

± 4.11%

Households in Denton County, TX have a median annual income of $88,117, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $86,291 in 2017, which represents a 2.12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,436

Average Male Salary

± $718

$48,835

Average Female Salary

± $539

In 2018, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $66,902 ± $2,105

  2. White

    $54,641 ± $518

  3. Two or More Races

    $47,698 ± $2,518

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Denton County, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2018 Wage GINI

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0209% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 217.49

  2. Census Tract 216.26

  3. Census Tract 217.51

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Denton County, TX was Census Tract 217.49 with a value of $193,274, followed by Census Tract 216.26 and Census Tract 217.51, with respective values of $181,250 and $171,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Denton County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Denton County, TX (64.5k out of 768k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    44,505 ± 1,732

  2. Hispanic

    23,429 ± 1,362

  3. Black

    7,915 ± 695

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Denton County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

469k

2018 Value

± 12,875

4.2%

1 Year growth

± 3.64%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Denton County, TX grew at a rate of 4.2%, from 450k employees to 469k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Denton County, TX, are Management Occupations (64,467 people), Sales & Related Occupations (57,941 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (53,768 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Denton County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Denton County, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (64,467 people), Sales & Related Occupations (57,941 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (53,768 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Denton County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.72 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.46 times), and Management Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Denton County, TX, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($93,273), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($87,943), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($87,310).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

469k

2018 Value

± 12,875

4.2%

1 Year growth

± 3.64%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Denton County, TX grew at a rate of 4.2%, from 450k employees to 469k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Denton County, TX, are Retail Trade (57,182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (52,391 people), and Educational Services (44,901 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Denton County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Denton County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Denton County, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (57,182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (52,391 people), and Educational Services (44,901 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Denton County, TX has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.85 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.88 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Denton County, TX, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,902), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,850), and Finance & Insurance ($71,686).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89% of the population of Denton County, TX has health coverage, with 63.5% on employee plans, 5.94% on Medicaid, 7.53% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Denton County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Denton County, TX see 1564 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.382% decrease from the previous year (1570 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1870 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1005 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,564 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Denton County, TX see an average of 1,564 patients per year. This represents a 0.382% decrease from the previous year (1,570 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11%

Uninsured

63.5%

Employer Coverage

5.94%

Medicaid

7.53%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Denton County, TX grew by 10.3% from 9.98% to 11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Denton County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Denton County, TX is home to a population of 859k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 14% of Denton County, TX residents were born outside of the country (117k people).

In 2018, there were 3.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (500k people) in Denton County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 132k White (Hispanic) and 85.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Denton County, TX was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Denton County, TX are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Denton County, TX residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

117k people

13.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

109k people

As of 2017, 14% of Denton County, TX residents (117k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Denton County, TX was 13.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,516,437 ± 37,200 people

  2. India

    285,714 ± 13,058 people

  3. El Salvador

    228,916 ± 11,700 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,516,437 Texas residents, followed by India with 285,714 and El Salvador with 228,916.

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Citizenship

91.6%

2018 Citizenship

91.4%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 91.6% of Denton County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Denton County, TX was 91.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Denton County, TX

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    500k ± 771

  2. White (Hispanic)

    132k ± 6.9k

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    85.9k ± 2.96k

In 2018, there were 3.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (500k people) in Denton County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 132k White (Hispanic) and 85.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Denton County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    13,325 ± 1,446

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    12,137 ± 2,097

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    9,200 ± 1,837

Denton County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Denton County, TX awarded 13,273 degrees. The student population of Denton County, TX is skewed towards women, with 19,748 male students and 34,353 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Denton County, TX are White (6,451 and 51.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,529 and 20.2%), Black or African American (1,547 and 12.4%), and Two or More Races (1,049 and 8.38%).

The largest universities in Denton County, TX by number of degrees awarded are University of North Texas (9,211 and 69.4%), Texas Woman's University (3,877 and 29.2%), and Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton (113 and 0.851%).

The most popular majors in Denton County, TX are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (904 and 6.81%), General Studies (881 and 6.64%), and General Business Administration & Management (623 and 4.69%).

The median tuition costs in Denton County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,627 and $16,587 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 881 degrees awarded

  2. 878 degrees awarded

  3. 445 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Denton County, TX was General Studies with 881 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Denton County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 9,211 degrees awarded

  2. 3,877 degrees awarded

  3. 113 degrees awarded

$6,627

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Denton County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Texas with 9,211 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,413

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,860

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,413 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Denton County, TX, which is 0.498 times less than the 8,860 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,451 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,529 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,547 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Denton County, TX were to White students. These 6,451 degrees mean that there were 2.55 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,529 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Denton County, TX was $305,200 in 2018, which is 1.33 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $280,600 to $305,200, a 8.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Denton County, TX is 65.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Denton County, TX have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Denton County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$305,200

2018 Median

± $7,436

$280,600

2017 Median

± $4,546

In 2018, the median property value in Denton County, TX grew to to $305,200 from the previous year's value of $280,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Denton County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Denton County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$88,117

Median Household Income

± $2,773

298k

Number of Households

± 9,265

In 2018, the median household income of the 298k households in Denton County, TX grew to $88,117 from the previous year's value of $86,291.

The following chart displays the households in Denton County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Denton County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Denton County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.5%

2018 Homeownership

65.1%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 65.5% of the housing units in Denton County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Denton County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Denton County, TX have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.11% of the workforce in Denton County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.5%

  2. Carpooled

    7.65%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.2%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Denton County, TX was Drove Alone (81.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.65%) and those who Worked At Home (7.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Denton County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Denton County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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