Denton, NC

Denton, situated in Davidson County, is a small town made up of 1.98 square miles.

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The town was originally know as Finch's Cross Road until the establishment of a post office in the area when the town assumed its current name of Denton.  

The town was incorporated in 1907 when the General Assembly passed a bill allowing its incorporation. 


The median resident age in Denton is 39 years. The median estimated household income is about $38,000 making it about $10,000 less than the North Carolina average.

The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Denton is about $96,000 (2015) which is $64,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Denton is 97% White, 1% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 1% other. 79% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 51% are married, 14% are divorced, 3% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 25% that have never been married.

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Davidson County

Denton belongs to Davidson County in the central part of North Carolina. The County, named after William Lee Davidson, is part of the Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1822, Davidson County was formed from a part of Rowan County. Davidson County has a population of 163,000 and the city Lexington, with a population of 19,000, is the county seat.

Davidson County borders Davie, Guilford, Forsyth, Montgomery, Randolph, Rowan, and Stanly counties.

Davidson County is made up of 567 square miles. 553 of which is land with the remaining 14 as water.


The population of Denton, NC is about 1,600. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Denton, NC is 722 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Denton, NC is 27239.

Area Code

The area code for Denton, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Denton and Davidson County have voted mostly Republican, with 70% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 60% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 38% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Denton is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, retail, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Denton Orator and The Dispatch are the primary newspapers that cover the Davidson County area.