Statistical Information

  • Agriculture: Approximately $123.2 million total farm income:
    • 80% from:
      • Livestock
      • Poultry
      • Products including:
        • Cattle and calves
        • Horses
        • Sheep and goats
    • 20% comes from Crops which includes:
      • Grains
      • Hay
      • Nursery plants
      • Turfgrass
  • Area in Square Miles: 953 (including lake areas)
  • Business:
    • Colleges (University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University)
    • Denton State School and tourism
    • Varied industries:
      • Apparel
      • Brick
      • Food products
      • Heating and cooling equipment
      • Oil tools
      • Parts
      • Retail
      • Trucks
      • Utilities
      • Many other products
  • County Employees Including Those in Grant Programs: 1,803.5
  • Denton County Statistics: Denton County was created by an Act of the Texas State Legislature in 1846.
  • Form of Government: Political subdivision of the State of Texas, a Public Corporation, with a County Judge and four Commissioners as the governing body. The Commissioners Court has only three powers as authorized by the Constitution of Texas or the State Legislature or implied therefrom.
  • Incorporated Municipalities in the Country: 42
  • Minerals: Limited output of oil, sand, gravel, and clay. Increased output of natural gas.
  • Officials Elected by Vote of the People: 40
  • Organized School Districts in the Country: 17 (11 with schools located in Denton County)
  • Recreation:
    • Cycling and pedestrian trails
    • Local activities
    • Seven U.S. Corp of Engineers’ parks
    • Universities’ cultural athletic events
    • Water activities:
      • Grapevine Lake
      • Lake Ray Roberts
      • Lewisville
    • Water Works in Denton