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Population

State and Federal Estimates

Annual Population Change from 2012-2013
Entity 2012 Census Estimate 2013 Census Estimate Numerical Change
2012-2013
Percent Change
2012-2013
City of Denton 121,460 123,099 1,639 1.4%
Denton County 708,050 728,799 20,749 2.9%
State of Texas 26,060,796 26,448,193 387,397 1.5%

Source U.S. Census Bureau Annual Estimates of the Resident Population,  Updated July 2014

Population Change from 2010-2013
Entity 2010 Census 2013 Census Estimate Numerical Change
2010-2013
Percent Change
2010-2013
City of Denton 113,383 123,099 9,716 8.6%
Denton County 662,614 728,799 66,185 10.0%
State of Texas 25,145,561 26,448,193 1,302,632 5.2%

Source U.S. Census Bureau Annual Estimates of the Resident Population,  Updated July 2014

According to U.S. Census Bureau 2013 population estimates, the City of Denton has a population of 123,099 and has experienced a 8.6 percent increase in growth from 2010 to 2013. 

Denton Census Ranking History
Year
Ranking
2012
13
2011
7
2009
13
2008
17
2007
10
2006
9

Source U.S. Census Bureau

Includes populations of 100,00 or greater

The City of Denton has ranked in the top 25 of the fastest growing cities, of populations of 100,000 or more, since 2006.  The table above provides a brief history of the U.S. Census Bureau rankings.  The Census changed the way that they report the fastest growing cities for the 2012 estimates.  The methodology changed from 100,000 and greater to 50,000 and more

Decennial Population Change from 2000 to 2010
Entity 2000 Census 2010 Census Numerical Change
2000-2010
Percent Change
2000-2010
City of Denton 80,537 113,383 32,846 40.8%
Denton County 432,976 662,614 229,638 53.0%
State of Texas 20,851,820 25,145,561 4,293,741 20.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

The City of Denton experienced an increase in growth from 2000 to 2010 at a rate of 40.8% compared with county and state rates of  53.0% and 20.6%, respectively. 

Area and Population Density 2000-2010
 
Density Per Square
Mile of Land Area
Entity
Census
Population
Housing
Area in
Square Miles
2000
Population
Housing
Units
City of Denton, Census 2010
113,383
42,635
94.9
1,194.8
449.3
City of Denton, Census 2000
80,537
32,716
61.5
1,309.7
532.0

Source U.S. Census Bureau

The City of Denton currently encompasses a landmass of 94.9 square miles and is situated north of the DFW metroplex where Interstate 35 E and 35W intersect.   According to U.S. Census Bureau in 2010 and City of Denton square mile figures, the City has a population of 113,383 with a population density of 1,194.8 persons per square mile.

Population Forecast

Population Projections 2000-2014
Year
Population
Percent Change
2010 (1)
113,383
Base Year
2011
114,517
1.0%
2012
115,662
1.0%
2013
117,397
1.5%
2014
119,158
1.5%

Source: City of Denton

Note; 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data utilized for base year

Updated March 2010

According to City of Denton population projections, the annual growth rates for the City of Denton are between 1.0% to 1.5% and are estimated to grow by 5.0% from 2010 to 2014.

Population Projections 2015-2030
Year
Population
2010 (1)
113,383
2015
122,302
2020
147,825
2030
207,334

Source: University of North Texas' Center for Economic Development and Research

Note: 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data utilized for base year

Population Projections for Denton County by Race
Year Total White Black Hispanic Other
2000 432,976 333,058 26,290 52,619 21,009
2010 606,715 441,910 40,018 90,967 33,820
2020 800,028 548,999 55,890 146,031 49,108
2030 1,011,101 643,915 73,608 225,401 68,177

Source: Texas State Data Center

The Nielsen Solution Center Market Place Estimates

Population by Race
White
73.0%
Black
10.3%
Asian

4.2%

2 or More Races
3.5%
Other Races
9.1%

Source: 2013 The Nielsen Company

Other includes: American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or Other Race Alone

According to the Nielsen Company, the 2013 population estimate for the City of Denton is 120,652.

Population by Race

Source: 2012 The Nielsen Company

Population by Hispanic/Latino Origin
Mexican
85.7%
Puerto Rican
2.4%
Cuban
0.5%
All Other Hispanic or Latino
11.5%

Source: 2013 The Nielsen Company

Population by Hispanic/Latino Origin

Source: 2013 The Nielsen Company

According to the Nielsen Company estimates, approximately 23.1% of Denton’s citizens are of Hispanic or Latino origin, compared with the national figure of 17.3%.  The designation of Hispanic or Latino is independent of a person’s race designation.

Population by Age
0-17 years
20.8%
18-34 years
38.6%
35-54 years
22.3%
55-64 years
8.7%
65+ years
9.7%

Source: 2013 The Nielsen Company

Median and Average Age

Source: 2013 The Nielsen Company

The median age for the City of Denton population is 29.5 years compared with the national figure of 37.5 years. The average age for the City of Denton population is 33.9 years compared with the national average of  38.3 years.

 

Population Age 25+ by Educational Attainment
Less than 9th grade
6.6%
Some High School
6.4%
High School Graduate (or GED)
19.4%
Some College
25.9%
Associate Degree
6.4%
Bachelor's Degree
22.6%
Master's Degree
9.0%
Professional School
1.4%
Doctorate Degree
2.5%

Source: 2013 The Nielsen Company

According to the Nielsen Company estimates, 2.5% of the population age 25 and greater in the City of Denton had acquired a Doctorate Degree, which is greater than the national estimate of 1.2%.  The City of Denton's population earning a Master's Degree is 9.0% which is greater is greater than the national estimate of 7.3%.   The city and national averages for the population that had acquired a Bachelor's Degree totaled 22.6% and 17.7%, respectively.