DATA: Census estimates show seniors among fastest-growing group in Denton County

Demographic data released by the U.S. Census June 24 show residents age 65 and older increased by 99.55% between 2010 and 2019 in Denton County. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Demographic data released by the U.S. Census June 24 show residents age 65 and older increased by 99.55% between 2010 and 2019 in Denton County. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Demographic data released by the U.S. Census June 24 show residents age 65 and older increased by 99.55% between 2010 and 2019 in Denton County. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Denton County’s senior population has nearly doubled since 2010, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Population breakdowns released by the bureau June 24 show residents age 65 and older increased by 99.55% between 2010 and 2019. While Denton County’s total population grew to 887,207 residents, a more than 33% increase, the senior population went from making up 7% of the county’s population in 2010 to 10.5% in 2019.

“The first Baby Boomers reached 65 years old in 2011,” Luke Rogers, chief of the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Branch, said in a press release. “Since then, there’s been a rapid increase in the size of the 65-and-older population, which grew by over a third [throughout the country] since 2010. No other age group saw such a fast increase.”

The aging population trend is consistent across Denton, Collin, Dallas and Tarrant counties, which all saw an uptick in residents age 65 and older between 2010 and 2019. Denton County’s Asian population also saw a large increase over the nine-year period. That demographic grew to 85,824 residents in 2019, representing a nearly 90% increase. That group’s percentage of the total population increased from almost 7% in 2010 to nearly 10% in 2019.

The county’s Black population increased by nearly 70% to 97,809 residents in 2019. That group’s percentage of the total population increased from a little under 9% in 2010 to 11% in 2019.

More Hispanics now reside in Denton County, according to the estimates. They now account for nearly 20% of residents, up from more than 18% in 2010. The Hispanic population grew by more than 42% since 2010 to 173,905 residents in 2019.


Denton County’s non-Hispanic white population saw its share of the total population drop from more than 64% in 2010 to less than 58% in 2019. Similar to other groups, non-Hispanic whites in the county also increased their numbers over the decade, though by less than 19%. The 2019 estimate has Denton County’s non-Hispanic white population at 511,351.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is editor of the Frisco edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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