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Denison is a city in
United States. The population was
22,773 at the
2000 census; it is estimated to
have grown to 24,127 in 2009. Denison is one of two principal cities
Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Denison is located at
/ 33.74972; -96.5575
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the
city has a total area of 22.9 square miles (59 km2), of
which, 22.6 square miles (59 km2) of it is land and 0.3
square miles (0.78 km2) of it (1.40%) is water.
Notable geographic features of Denison include
its connection to the Red River and
Lake Texoma, its position on the
border, and its centrality to the
Texoma vernacular region.
Denison's considered to be part of the
humid subtropical area.
As of the
of 2000, there were 22,773
people, 9,185 households, and 6,135 families residing in
the city. The
population density was
1,008.1 people per square mile (389.2/kmē). There were
10,309 housing units at an average density of 456.3 per
square mile (176.2/kmē). The racial makeup of the city
African American, 1.67%
Native American, 0.46%
Pacific Islander, 2.19%
other races, and 2.98%
from two or more races.
Latino of any race were
5.23% of the population.
There were 9,185 households out of which 29.8% had
children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1%
were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were
non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of
individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was
65 years of age or older. The average household size was
2.43 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city the population was
spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18
to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and
17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9
males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were
The median income for a household
in the city was $31,474, and the median income for a
family was $39,820. Males had a median income of $30,459
versus $21,451 for females. The
per capita income for
the city was $17,685. About 11.9% of families and 14.7%
of the population were below the
poverty line, including
21.8% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or
Dwight D. Eisenhower
was born in Denison, and is by far the city's most
notable resident. His birthplace was purchased by the
city in 1946 (six years before he became President) and
is now maintained as
Eisenhower Birthplace State
Historic Site. In addition,
Eisenhower State Park
Lake Texoma is also
named in his honor.
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