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The 2000 Census showed that Denton County had a population of 432,976 people. This represented 2.08% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Denton had a population of 658,616 people. This is an increase of 52.11% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010662,614+53.04%+0.61% since 2009
2009658,616+52.11%+3.31% since 2008
2008637,516+47.24%+3.63% since 2007
2007615,172+42.08%+4.29% since 2006
2006589,882+36.24%+5.71% since 2005
2005558,026+28.88%+4.63% since 2004
2004533,323+23.18%+4.12% since 2003
2003512,229+18.3%+4.64% since 2002
2002489,526+13.06%+5.31% since 2001
2001464,862+7.36%+7.36% since 2000
2000432,976The Last Census

Denton County had 168,069 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Denton County has a total area<3> of 957 square miles [2,480 km²]. Of this total, 888 square miles [2,301 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (7.24%) being water (69.3 square miles [179.6 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Denton County had a population density of 487.3 people per square mile [188.1 people/km²], making it the state's 9th most densely populated county (out of 254 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Denton County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Denton and the state of Texas.

Click here for the Denton County QuickFact (QF-48121).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Denton County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Fort WorthQF-4827000727,577534,69436.07%
The ColonyQF-487253044,70426,53168.5%
Highland VillageQF-483384816,99612,17339.62%
Trophy ClubQF-48737108,3766,35031.91%
Lake DallasQF-48405168,1396,16632%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Denton County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CollinQF-48085   E791,631491,67561.01%
CookeQF-48097   N38,65036,3636.29%
DallasQF-48113   SE2,451,7302,218,89910.49%
GraysonQF-48181   NE120,030110,5958.53%
TarrantQF-48439   SW1,789,9001,446,21923.76%
WiseQF-48497   W59,41548,79321.77%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Denton. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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