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Denton, Texas
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Welcome to Denton ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Denton has a population of 136,268 people<1> (see below for details).

Denton is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Denton: (940)

The ZIP codes for Denton: 76201-76210<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Denton had a population of 113,383 people (or 17.11% of the total population of Denton County). This makes Denton the county's most populous community.

The population of Denton represents 0.45% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 113,383 people, the population of Denton increased 40.78% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 80,537 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Denton had an population of 136,268 people. This is an increase of 20.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 69.2% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Denton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
The Colony   [Map]   42,721   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Coppell   [Map]   41,941   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Corinth   [Map]   21,152   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Flower Mound   [Map]   76,681   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Frisco   [Map]   177,286   E   18 miles [29 km]
Grapevine   [Map]   53,982   S   19 miles [30.6 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 two Texas communities named Denton: This one is located in Denton County and the other is located in Callahan County.

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

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Denton. If available, we provide a satellite 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 16 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Denton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Denton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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>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 city (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).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Denton includes: 76201, 76202, 76203, 76204, 76205, 76206, 76207, 76208, 76209 & 76210.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Denton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Denton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2166, Longitude: -97.1331     [Map].

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