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Denton, Maryland

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Welcome to Denton ...

The town of Denton is located in Caroline County and is the County Seat for Caroline County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Denton has a population of 4,388 people<1> (see below for details).

Denton is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Denton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Denton is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (410), (443)<3> and (667).

The ZIP code for Denton: 21629<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Denton had a population of 4,418 people (or 13.36% of the total population of Caroline County). This makes Denton the county's most populous community.

The population of Denton represents 0.08% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,418 people, the population of Denton increased 49.26% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 2,960 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Denton had an population of 4,388 people. This is a decrease of 0.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.24% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Denton.

Communities near Denton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2016
Bridgeville (DE)   [Map]   2,302   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Felton (DE)   [Map]   1,408   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Harrington (DE)   [Map]   3,679   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Seaford (DE)   [Map]   7,736   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Centreville   [Map]   4,680   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Easton   [Map]   16,550   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Denton.

Communities Also Named Denton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Denton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Georgia (2), Idaho (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Denton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Denton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Denton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Denton. Our list includes 13 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Denton:

Websites for Denton ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Denton ...

Looking for more information about Denton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Denton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Denton.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Denton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Denton.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Denton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Of the area codes for Denton, area code (443, 667) is an overlay. For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Denton.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Denton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Denton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Denton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Denton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Denton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Denton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Denton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8776, Longitude: -75.8296     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Denton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Denton.