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Denton County, Texas

county in Texas, United States

Denton County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2010, 662,614 people lived there. The county seat is Denton.

Denton County
County
Denton County
The new Denton County Courts Building, built 1998
The new 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
SeatDenton
Largest cityDenton
Area
 • Total953 sq mi (2,470 km2)
 • Land878 sq mi (2,270 km2)
 • Water75 sq mi (190 km2)  7.8%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
836,210
 • Density952/sq mi (368/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districts24th, 26th
Websitewww.co.denton.tx.us

HistoryEdit

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

GeographyEdit

The county has a total area of 953 square miles.

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