Denton County, Texas

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Denton County
The Denton County Courts Building, built 1998
The Denton County Courts Building, built 1998
Map of Texas highlighting Denton County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°12′N 97°07′W / 33.2°N 97.12°W / 33.2; -97.12
Country United States
State Texas
FoundedApril 11, 1846
Named forJohn B. Denton
Largest cityDenton
 • Total953 sq mi (2,470 km2)
 • Land878 sq mi (2,270 km2)
 • Water75 sq mi (190 km2)  7.8%
 • Total906,422
 • Density950/sq mi (370/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Denton County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2020, 906,422 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Denton.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1846. It was named after John B. Denton.

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 953 square miles.

Schools[change | change source]

These school districts are in Denton County:

Places[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Denton County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2023.