Community Profile

"Partnering with the Denison Development Alliance offered us the opportunity to consolidate our operations into a state-of-the-art facility. SignWarehouse is extremely appreciative of the support and professionalism shown by the Denison Development Alliance staff and board. The new facility will accommodate SignWarehouse's growing operations in the coming years. 

Larry Adams, Director of Operations ~

Cost of Living Index

2016 Annual Average

Comprehensive 83.9%
Groceries 93.3%
Housing 74.1%
Utilities 88.5%
Transportation 92.0%
Health Care


Misc. Goods and Services 83.9%
Sources: ACCRA
US Average = 100
Updated: 4/5/2017

The ACCRA Cost of Living Index measures regional differences in the cost of consumer goods and services, excluding taxes and non-consumer expenditures, for professional and managerial households in the top income quintile. It is based on more than 50,000 prices covering almost 60 different items for which prices are collected quarterly by chambers of commerce, economic development organizations or university applied economic centers in each participating urban area. Small differences should not be interpreted as showing a measurable difference.

Texas cities frequently rate among the least expensive in the index and prices are often below the national average.


The quarterly ACCRA Cost of Living Index is available by subscription for $165 per year (print or PDF version) or $250 per year (electronic version).  Send check, payable to C2ER, P.O. Box 100127, Arlington VA 22210-0407, or subscribe on the Internet at