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Denton County, Texas

Denton County Texas
US county information
NameDenton County
US Area
Total Area958 sq mi (2481.2 km2)
Land Area889 sq mi (2302.5 km2)
Water Area69 sq mi (178.7 km2)
Population662614 (2010)
Density287.6/km2 (745/sq mi)

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Denton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 432,976; in 2009 the estimated population had reached 628,300. Part of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, it is one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States. The county seat is Denton. The county and the city are both named for John B. Denton, who was a preacher, lawyer, and soldier. It was founded in 1846.

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