Geography of Denton County Page: 44
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GEOGRAPHY OF DENTON COUNTY
The rural population is rather well distributed over the
county, but in the Eastern Cross Timbers it is more
dense than in either of the other divisions, because the
land has been relatively cheap here and because timber
has been available for building purposes. In the Black
Prairie agriculture is the chief activity and farms are
smaller than on the Grand Prairie; hence the Black
Prairie has more people than the Grand Prairie. A
little over one per cent of the whites in the county are
foreign born, less than one per cent are Mexican, and
about six per cent are negroes. According to a report
of the County Agent, given October 15, 1934, Den-
ton County has 4,256 farms ranging in size from 5 to
5,000 acres. The following tabulation shows the num-
ber of farms under certain acreage groupings:
Number of Farms Size in Acres
88 between 5 and 9 acres
167 " 10-19 "
750 " 20-49 "
1,255 " 50-99 "
1,252 " 100-175
462 " 175-259
242 " 260-499 "
57 " 500-999
12 " 1,000-4,999 "
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