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Denton Facts

Denton named on the Healthiest Housing Market List.  In August 2017, Wallethub.com ranked Denton as the 55th Best Real-Estate Markets and 24th among small cities out of 300 U.S. cities on 21 key metrics.  The key metrics include two key dimensions, "Real-Estate Market" and "Affordability & Economic Environment."  For the full list and article from Wallethub, click here.

 

 # 2 in Human Capital and Lifestyle by Foreign Direct Investment (fDi).  Denton has moved up the rankings to 2nd in 2017/18 from 7th in 2015/16 for its Human Capital and Lifestyle by the Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine.  The key data points were:  number of students, number of International business schools, labor force as percent of population, tertiary education, brain drain, literacy rate, secondary and tertiary enrollment rates, third-level students as percentage of population, number of physicians per 1000 people, life expectancy, and GDP per capita.

 

   One of the Top Fastest Growing American Cities.  According to U.S. Census Bureau, the City of Denton has a estimated 2016 population of 133,808.  The City of Denton's population has grown by 20,425 or 18% since the 2010 Census and 32,846 or 40.8% since the 2000 Census.

 

#1 Small Town in the US. Rand McNally and USA Today ranked Denton number one on the 2012 Top Ten Best Small Towns in America list.

 

      50,000 + University Students.  2017 Fall headcounts: the University of North Texas ranked 4th in Texas with 37,973 students.  Texas Woman’s University has 12,557 students and North Central Texas College has more than 4,000 students.

 

  Most Wind Energy in the Nation. Denton Municipal Electric (DME), the municipally-owned electric utility in Denton, Texas, leads the nation by providing 40 percent wind energy to every customer. No other city in the nation provides more wind energy per person, and DME was able to achieve this distinction without raising rates.

 

  Most Livable City in Texas 2014 & 2015. Denton’s artistic, active residents earned the city a spot on livability.com’s recent national list, Top 100 Best Places to Live. Denton ranked No. 56 based on features such as social capital, education and housing – ranking 30 spots above any other Texas city on the list. To assemble the inaugural Top 100 list, livability.com partnered with think-tank Martin Prosperity Institute and research provider Ipsos Public Affairs to analyze a combination of public and private data from small to mid-sized cities. The measured data spanned across eight pillars of livability: economics, healthcare, housing, social and civic capital, education, amenities, demographics and infrastructure. Denton ranked highest in education and social and civic capital, meaning the city has a high number of involved and educated community members.

 

  Top 10 US City for Data Security.  A recent report lists Denton among the 10 best data security cities in the U.S. Cities were chosen based on their "robust bandwidth, telecommunications, power infrastructures, and favorable operating cost structures and secure location insulated from natural disasters," the study says. The study, "Banking & Financial Services: A Comparative Cost Analysis for Information Assurance Operations," by New Jersey-based The Boyd Co., compares the nation's largest regional centers and selected the best cities that met certain criteria for housing highly secure, low-risk and cost-effective data security operations for the banking and financial services industry.

 

#6 High Tech Hotspot in the US. Martin Prosperity Institute has identified an index that acknowledges the huge number of digital and tech jobs in more traditional industries like film, news, publishing, and telecommunications. The Index measures the number of new jobs in this sector created between 2007 and 2012. This list goes beyond the usual suspects. It also reflects the rise of tech in college towns. This increase represents the shift of high-tech industry and jobs from just a few suburban nerdistans — like Silicon Valley and the Boston suburbs — to more urban locations and college towns.

 

  One of America’s Best Main Streets.  Downtown Denton has been a Texas Certified Main Street since 1990 and, over the years, has received many awards. Most recently, Fodor.com and Yahoo Travel have highlighted Denton on their lists of America’s Best Main Streets and Great American Main Streets to visit in 2014. What makes our Downtown great? Friendly neighbors, family-run businesses, and unique restaurants. Being able to watch a live performance on the courthouse lawn, then browsing antique stores or shops that feature the work of local artists is what makes our Downtown worthy of so much praise.

 

Denton named on Best Small and Mid-size Cities for Entrepreneurs.  Many smaller cities are working to foster the entrepreneurial spirit.  A new survey by small and mid-size city research site Livability and Entrepreneur Magazine ranked the 50 best small and mid-sized cities for entrepreneurship based on 15 data points.  For the full article, click here.