Living, Working and Visiting Denton, Texas

If you follow Interstate 35 to where it meets Route 380 in Texas, then you will come across the city of Denton. There are approximately 115,000 residents in Denton, which is an increase of over 40 percent since the 2000 census. This city in northern Texas has enjoyed financial growth, despite the challenging economic times. It continues to attract residents from all over northern Texas as its population continues to grow.

Climate in Denton

One of the things that is drawing people to Denton is its seemingly perfect climate. It average temperatures for the year fall right in line with the averages around the United States and it sees just enough precipitation each year to keep lawns green and the farmers happy. The area gets an average amount of sunshine, but it does tend to get above average winds in the winter. There are cloudy days in Denton, but not many of them.

Living in Denton

Denton is a young community with a median age of only 27 years old, which is 13 years younger than the Texas state median. The property values in Denton are slightly higher than the rest of the state and those property values have gone up over $50,000 per residential plot since 2000. The area is 62 percent Caucasian, 21 percent Hispanic, 10 percent African American, four percent Asian, with the three percent being Native American and Hawaiian. Nearly 40 percent of the population has a college degree, and that same 40 percent is single. Approximately 44 percent of the population is married.

Visiting Denton

Music is a strong attraction in Denton with the University of North Texas College of Music attracting performers from all over the world. The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival has been a top attraction for many years and it features artists and musicians from all over the world. Visitors should also take the time to check out Denton Square, which is the location for many of Denton's government buildings and museums side by side. The government buildings were given ornate architecture so as to make them part of the cultural theme that surrounds the square.

Working in Denton

The median income in Denton mirrors the Texas state average of $48,000 per year. That is a raise of more than $13,000 since the 2000 census. The most popular industries in Denton are education and construction. The most common occupations are post-secondary teachers, computer technicians, sales and electronic repairs. The growth in Denton has attracted plenty of new employers, which has been able to keep the city's unemployment rate down to below six percent. That is a full percentage point below the Texas state average.