Denton, Maryland

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Denton is a town in Caroline County, Maryland, United States. The population was 2,960 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Caroline County[1]. Denton is the birthplace of former Delaware governor Sherman W. Tribbitt and author Sophie Kerr, as well as the long time home of former Maryland governor Harry Hughes. The town's ZIP code is 21629. The primary telephone exchange is 479 and the area code is 410. The town is served by Maryland Routes 404, 313, 328, and 16. It borders the Choptank River. It is home to WKDI radio (840 AM).

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Geography

Denton is located at 38°53′2″N 75°49′36″W / 38.88389°N 75.82667°W / 38.88389; -75.82667 (38.883853, -75.826556)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (4.65%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,960 people, 1,140 households, and 697 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,205.0 people per square mile (464.6/km²). There were 1,264 housing units at an average density of 514.6/sq mi (198.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.66% White, 25.44% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.86% of the population.

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