How healthy is Denton County?


According to a yearly study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which ranks all 254 Texas counties by factors that indicate resident health, Denton County is the second-healthiest county in the state.

Denton County health services

Services provided: dental services, immunization clinic, women’s health services, primary care, STD testing services, tuberculosis services as well as Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Address: 190 N. Valley Parkway, Lewisville
Phone number: 972-434-4700
Website URL:
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed noon-1 p.m.)

How healthy is Denton County?

88% of adults surveyed reported being in good or great health.

86% of adults are nonsmokers.

76% of adults are considered fit.

94% of residents have access to locations for physical activity.

88% of residents have
health insurance.

79% do not binge or drink

93% of babies born did not have
a low birth weight.

52,602 residents were enrolled in Medicaid as of February 2019.

Local Health Care Industry

42,159 workers in Denton County are employed in the health care and social assistance industry.

Local hospitals employ more than 500 total employees each.

There were 488 primary care physicians in Denton County in 2019. That means there are 55.6  primary care physicians for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 74th statewide.

There were 4,964 registered nurses in Denton County in 2019. That means there are 565.8 registered nurses for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 66th statewide.

27,196 workers in Denton County are employed in health care-related occupations.

There are 1,840 people in Denton County being served per dentist and 960 people being served per mental health provider.

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Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.
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