1857 It was founded in 1857 in order to become the county seat, because residents wanted one located near the center of the county. Hiram Cisco, William Woodruff, and William Loving donated 100 acres as the site for the town, which, like the county, was named in honor of John B. Denton.
A CityLab project looked to define different kinds of suburbs and says Denton is “sparse-suburban,” which by the project’s definition means predominately suburban with a small urban core and exurb-style neighborhoods. It doesn’t help that the U.S. census doesn’t weigh in on rural vs. urban vs. suburban, either.Aug 20, 2019
The city of Dallas incorporated in 1856, and the city of Denton incorporated in 1866. John Baen, a longtime professor of real estate at the University of North Texas, would take it one step further: Denton can’t be a suburb, because there are suburbs of Denton, he said.Aug 3, 2019
Denton’s housing expenses are 13% lower than the national average and the utility prices are 15% lower than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 1% higher than the national average. Denton has grocery prices that are 8% lower than the national average.
Denton is a city in and the county seat of Denton County, Texas, United States. With an estimated population of 141,541 as of 2019, it is the 24th-most populous city in Texas, the 188th-most populous city in the United States, and the 12th-most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.