Denton is a medium-sized city in Texas with a population of just over 130,000. Young adults aged 15-24 will fit right in, as they make up an above-average 25% of the population, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 34, are younger than most cities in Texas. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their home. The average rent of $1,062/month is roughly the same as the state average.
Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in Denton. The four most common are education, retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 29% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of about $67,000, Denton workers bring in about $6,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Denton's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Denton has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the Texas average, as 7% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 14% have earned a Bachelor's degree.
Denton residents have an average commute of about 26 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common mode of getting to work, opted for by 44% of residents, while public transit is not used extensively. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.