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Denton is a city in Denton County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after John B. Denton, pioneer lawyer.

The latitude of Denton is 33.214N. The longitude is -97.132W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 93,435.


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Median household income
Local
$35,422
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Denton demographic reports
Public transportation: LINK (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 367. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1967 movie, "Bonnie and Clyde"
Well-known residents have included:
· Jim Fielder, musician (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
· Ray Peterson, singer
· Phyllis George, Miss America, sportscaster
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • North Texas State Fair - Aug. 17-25, 2007
  • Arts & Jazz Festival - April 27-29, 2007
  • Redbud Festival & Romp - April 7, 2007
  • Fiesta on the Square - Sept. 21, 2007
  • North Texas Book Festival - April 21, 2007
  • Fuego y Alma Art & Music Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Dog Days of Summer - June 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Denton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Denton Community Theatre
Historic sites and museums: Denton County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Texas Woman's University, University of North Texas
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
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National index: 100
Local index: 109

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Denton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Denton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dallas area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76201 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Denton residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $19,365, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

35% of Denton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Denton include Denton County Courthouse Square Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Denton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $540.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,116.


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Libraries in Denton include Denton Public Library North Branch, Denton Public Library South Branch, Emily Fowler Denton Central Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Denton include Denton Record-Chronicle

TV stations in Denton include KDTN.

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Denton 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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 29 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Denton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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Denton, TX

Pros: Good live music, best bookstore in region, very affordable, cute neighborhoods, extremely laid back, and lots of coffee shops.

Cons: Traffic on I-35 and 280 can be frustating...

This is a good place to escape the hustle and bustle (and conservatism) of Dallas.

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