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Time Zone: Denton County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Denton is the Seat for Denton County.

Denton County was founded in 1846 and was created by taking area from FanninCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Denton had a population of 658,616 people. This is an increase of 52.11% since the last Census (which gave a population of 432,976 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Denton represented 2.08% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
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% 
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2000432,976The Last Census

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

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Below are some of the communities located in Denton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Denton County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Fort Worth   727,577534,69436.07% increase  
Denton   122,83080,53752.5% increase  
Lewisville   105,17077,73735.29% increase  
Grapevine   51,09842,05921.49% increase  
The Colony   44,70426,53168.5% increase  

Websites for Denton County

Official Website:   www.co.denton.tx.us/

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<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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