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Denton is a town in Caroline County.

It is the county seat.

Shortened version of Edenton; named for Sir Robert Eden, last royal governor of Maryland

The latitude of Denton is 38.884N. The longitude is -75.827W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,996.


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Median household income
Local
$34,936
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Denton demographic reports
Denton is on the Choptank River, on Delmarva Peninsula.
Former and merged names include:
· Eden Town
· Edenton
· Pig Point
· Eden-Town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Caroline Summerfest - Aug. 17-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Denton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Martinak State Park
Historic sites and museums: Museum of Rural Life
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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11% of Denton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Denton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Denton was $18,631, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Denton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Denton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $917.


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Libraries in Denton include Caroline Central Library ... View libraries

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Caroline County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Denton political report.

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The average commute time for Denton workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Denton include Best Western Denton Inn.

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