Denton is the county seat of Denton County, Texas in the United States. Its population was 119,454 according to the 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, making it the eleventh largest city in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Denton is home to several annual fairs and events that cater to both residents and tourists. The largest of these is the city-sponsored Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, which attracts over 200,000 people each year for live music, food, crafts, and recreation at the Civic Center Park. Bands such as Tower of Power, Brave Combo and Arturo Sandoval have performed at the festival, as well as University of North Texas jazz groups.
With its hot, humid summers and cool winters, the climate of Denton is characterized as humid subtropical. Dry winds reach the area in the summer and can bring temperatures to 100 °F, although the average summer temperature is in the mid-90s. The coolest month is January with temperatures dropping down to an average minimum of 32 °F. Average snowfall in Denton is similar to the Dallas-Fort Worth average of 2.4 inches per year. Denton lies on the bottom end of the Tornado Alley area. Although tornadoes rarely form, tornado watches are issued by the National Weather Service. Flash floods and severe thunderstorms are frequent occurrences during the months of spring.
The median income for a household was $35,422, and the median income for a family was $51,419. Males had a median income of $33,698 versus $26,037 for females. The per capita income was $19,365. About 8.7% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Hair Studio 18 - Category: Hair Salons - African American salon, black hair, ethnic hair, weaves, color, relaxers, natural hair - 1423 Malone St. Denton, Texas (214) 500-1323 - (visit website)
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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
Denton County African American Museum - Category: Museum - Every Day is Black History Day in the Historical Park - 317 West Mulberry Denton, TX 76201 (940) 349-2865
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 4008 N Interstate 35, Denton, TX 76207 (940) 382-5277 - (visit website)
From Tha Heart - Category: Homemade Southern Style - 702 S Elm Street, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 566- 1396 (940) 566-1396
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