Historic Denton County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:662,614
Census 2000:432,976
Census 1990:273,525
Census 1980:143,126
Census 1970:75,633
Census 1960:47,432
Census 1950:41,365
Census 1940:33,658
Census 1930:32,822
Census 1920:35,355
Census 1910:31,258
Census 1900:28,318
Census 1890:21,289
Census 1880:18,143
Census 1870:7,251
Census 1860:5,031
Census 1850:641
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
641 people in 1850 5031 people in 1860 7251 people in 1870 18143 people in 1880 21289 people in 1890 28318 people in 1900 31258 people in 1910 35355 people in 1920 32822 people in 1930 33658 people in 1940 41365 people in 1950 47432 people in 1960 75633 people in 1970 143126 people in 1980 273525 people in 1990 432976 people in 2000 662614 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer53.0   53.0
1990 - 2000:spacer58.3   58.3
1980 - 1990:spacer91.1   91.1
1970 - 1980:spacer89.2   89.2
1960 - 1970:spacer59.5   59.5
1950 - 1960:spacer14.7   14.7
1940 - 1950:spacer22.9   22.9
1930 - 1940:spacer2.5   2.5
1920 - 1930:spacer-7.2   -7.2
1910 - 1920:spacer13.1   13.1
1900 - 1910:spacer10.4   10.4
1890 - 1900:spacer33.0   33.0
1880 - 1890:spacer17.3   17.3
1870 - 1880:spacer150.2   150.2
1860 - 1870:spacer44.1   44.1
1850 - 1860:spacer684.9   684.9