Denton County, TX

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2020 Population
861,690
3.34% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
35.8
0.845% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.44%
2.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$90,354
3.96% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$297,100
6.95% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
469,202
3.49% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Denton County, TX had a population of 862k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $90,354. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Denton County, TX grew from 833,822 to 861,690, a 3.34% increase and its median household income grew from $86,913 to $90,354, a 3.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Denton County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.2%), White (Hispanic) (13.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.68%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.12%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.14%).

None of the households in Denton County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.8% of the residents in Denton County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Denton County, TX are University of North Texas (10,324 degrees awarded in 2020), Texas Woman's University (4,023 degrees), and Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton (97 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Denton County, TX was $297,100, and the homeownership rate was 65.3%.

Most people in Denton County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Denton County, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Denton County, TX is home to a population of 862k people, from which 91.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 15.6% of Denton County, TX residents were born outside of the country (134k people).

In 2020, there were 4.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (501k people) in Denton County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 114k White (Hispanic) and 83.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.8%
2020 Citizenship
91.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 91.8% of Denton County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Denton County, TX was 91.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Denton County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    501k ± 467
  2. White (Hispanic)
    114k ± 2.92k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    83.4k ± 1.63k
19.4%
Hispanic Population
167k people

In 2020, there were 4.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (501k people) in Denton County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 114k White (Hispanic) and 83.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.4% of the people in Denton County, TX are hispanic (167k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Denton County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
134k people
15.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
130k people

As of 2020, 15.6% of Denton County, TX residents (134k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Denton County, TX was 15.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11,913 ± 721
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,545 ± 1,116
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,154 ± 822

Denton County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Denton County, TX employs 469k people. The largest industries in Denton County, TX are Retail Trade (54,999 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (51,611 people), and Educational Services (47,284 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,384), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,851), and Utilities ($86,154).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

469k
2020 Value
± 6,374
3.49%
1 Year growth
± 1.72%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Denton County, TX grew at a rate of 3.49%, from 453k employees to 469k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Denton County, TX, are Management Occupations (69,680 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (55,118 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (54,268 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Denton County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

469k
2020 Value
± 6,374
3.49%
1 Year growth
± 1.72%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Denton County, TX grew at a rate of 3.49%, from 453k employees to 469k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Denton County, TX, are Retail Trade (54,999 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (51,611 people), and Educational Services (47,284 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Denton County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Denton County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,314
Median earning men ± $1,347
$40,611
Median earning women ± $762

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,162), Information ($83,353), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,486).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($66,376), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,029), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,708).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 7,601
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,970
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 3,541
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $4.21M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $3.94M
    Manufacturing
  3. $3.93M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Denton County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 53.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.3%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Denton County, TX awarded 14,533 degrees. The student population of Denton County, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 20,560 male students and 37,107 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Denton County, TX are White (6,813 and 49.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,323 and 24.2%), Black or African American (1,788 and 13%), and Asian (964 and 7.01%).

The largest universities in Denton County, TX by number of degrees awarded are University of North Texas (10,324 and 71%), Texas Woman's University (4,023 and 27.7%), and Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton (97 and 0.667%).

The most popular majors in Denton County, TX are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (1,029 and 7.08%), General Studies (856 and 5.89%), and Library & Information Science (583 and 4.01%).

The median tuition cost in Denton County, TX for a public four year colleges is $6,916 for in-state students and $16,732 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Denton County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 57,667 (35.7% men and 64.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 57,667 students enrolled in Denton County, TX, 35.7% men and 64.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 23,921 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 856 degree-majors awarded
  2. 528 degree-majors awarded
  3. 992 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Denton County, TX was General Studies with 856 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Denton County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 10,324 degrees awarded
  2. 4,023 degrees awarded
  3. 97 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Texas with 10,324 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,741 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Denton County, TX, which is 0.484 times less than the 9,792 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,813 degrees mean that there were 2.05 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3,323 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,916) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,757) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,025) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Denton County, TX was $297,100 in 2020, which is 1.29 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $277,800 to $297,100, a 6.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Denton County, TX is 65.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Denton County, TX have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Denton County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Denton County, TX is $90,354. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Denton County, TX was Census Tract 216.26 with a value of $221,818, followed by Census Tract 217.51 and Census Tract 217.49, with respective values of $217,500 and $217,396.

In 2021, 13.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Denton County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.11%.

Property

$297,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,561
$196,219
Median Property Taxes
±$2,743

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Denton County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Denton County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.3%
Homeownership
2020
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 65.3% of the housing units in Denton County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 216.26
  2. Census Tract 217.51
  3. Census Tract 217.49

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Denton County, TX was Census Tract 216.26 with a value of $221,818, followed by Census Tract 217.51 and Census Tract 217.49, with respective values of $217,500 and $217,396.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Denton County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$90,354
Median Household Income
± $1,531
301k
Number of Households
± 4,660

In 2020, the median household income of the 301k households in Denton County, TX grew to $90,354 from the previous year's value of $86,913.

The following chart displays the households in Denton County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Denton County, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.29%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.2%)

In 2018, 80.9% of workers in Denton County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.29%) and those who worked at home (7.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Denton County, TX have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Denton County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Denton County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Denton County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Denton County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.11%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Denton County, TX (63.2k out of 849k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Denton County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 7.1% of the children was living in poverty in Denton County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 170 in Denton County, TX. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 16.1 per 100,000 population.

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89.2% of the population of Denton County, TX has health coverage, with 62.9% on employee plans, 5.9% on Medicaid, 7.66% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.999% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Denton County, TX see 1851 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.3% increase from the previous year (1578 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1736 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 843 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,851 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Denton County, TX

Primary care physicians in Denton County, TX see an average of 1,851 patients per year. This represents a 17.3% increase from the previous year (1,578 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Denton County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 22.6% between 18 and 34 years, 41.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.8%
Uninsured
62.9%
Employer Coverage
5.9%
Medicaid
7.66%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.999%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Denton County, TX declined by 3.42% from 11.2% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Denton County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 35.5 in Denton County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32% in Denton County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13% in Denton County, TX.

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