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Denton is located at 33°12'59" North, 97°7'45" West (33.216296, -97.129194)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 161.4 km² (62.3 mi²). 159.3 km² (61.5 mi²) of it is land and 2.1 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.33% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 80,537 people, 30,895 households, and 16,405 families residing in the city. The population density is 505.7/km² (1,309.7/mi²). There are 32,716 housing units at an average density of 205.4/km² (532.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 75.62% White, 9.12% African American, 0.58% Native American, 3.39% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 8.85% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. 16.38% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 30,895 households out of which 26.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% are married couples living together, 9.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 46.9% are non-families. 31.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 3.06.
In the city the population consists of 20.7% under the age of 18, 25.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 27 years. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $35,422, and the median income for a family is $51,419. Males have a median income of $33,698 versus $26,037 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,365. 16.2% of the population and 8.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.1% of those under the age of 18 and 7.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Denton is home to two universities:
- The University of North Texas, a public institution, and the largest university in the North Texas area.
- And, Texas Woman's University, also public, and open to both sexes.
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