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Accolades & Recognition

Top Boomtowns in America - 2019 Edition  In December 2019 SmartAsset.com named Denton the #2 boomtown in America for 2019.  Out of 500 of the largest cities across the U.S., Denton was outranked by only one other city based on population change, unemployment rate, change in unemployment rate, GDP growth rate, business growth, housing growth and change in household income from 2014 to 2018.  For the full list and article, click here

Top 100 Best Places to Live - 2019  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 based on features such as social capital, education and housing.  To assemble the inaugural Top 100 list, livability.com partnered with think tank Martin Prosperity Institute and research provider Dipsos 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.

Best School Districts to Buy an Affordable Home  In September 2019, SmartAsset.com named Denton Independent School District the third best school district to buy an affordable home based on school performance, school expenditures and home values.  For the full list and article, click here

3rd Best Real-Estate Market  In August 2019, WalletHub.com ranked Denton as the 3rd Best Real-Estate Market and 5th overall among small cities out of 300 U.S. cities on 23 key indicators of housing-market attractiveness and economic strength.  For the full list and article from WalletHub, click here.

Best Small and Mid-Sized 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.

One of the Fastest Growing American Cities  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the City of Denton has an estimated 2018 population of 138,553.  The City of Denton's population has grown by 25,158 or 22.2% since the 2010 Census and 58,314 or 41.9% since the 2000 Census.

50,000 + University Students  By a headcount conducted in the Fall of 2019, the University of North Texas has 39,330 students and the Texas Woman’s University Denton campus has 13,353 students.  The nearby campus of North Central Texas College in Corinth has more than 3,700 students.

Most Wind Energy in the Nation Denton Municipal Electric (DME), the municipally-owned electric utility in Denton, 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.

One of America’s Best Main Streets  Downtown Denton has been a Texas Certified Main Street since 1990 and has received many awards. Recently, Fodor.com and Yahoo! Travel highlighted Denton on their lists of America’s Best Main Streets and Great American Main Streets to visit. What makes our Downtown great? Friendly neighbors, family-run businesses, and unique restaurants; as well as being able to watch a live performance on the courthouse lawn, then browsing antique stores or shops that feature the work of local artists all make our Downtown worthy of so much praise.

Denton named #2 Top Boomtowns in America by Smartasset.com
Denton ISD named #3 of the Best School Districts to Buy an Affordable Home by Smartasset.com
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