Decatur, Wise County, Texas
Decatur: City in Texas, USA
Decatur is a city located in the county of Wise in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 6,042 and a population density of 275 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 7,572 inhabitants.
The city was created 169 years ago in 1853.
Quick Facts about Decatur
|Population :||7,572 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Texas (United States)|
|County :||Wise County|
|Postal code :||76234|
|Phone Area Codes :||940|
|Area :||21.95 km2|
|Altitude :||1,102 feet / 336 meters|
|Capital city :||Decatur is capital of Wise County|
|Establishment :||January 01, 1854 (169 years ago)|
|Time Zone :||America/Chicago|
|Local time :||03:37:30 (21st March 2023)|
|Density :||345 Pop. per km² as of 2020|
|Population growth :||20.21% (2010-2020)|
Decatur is located at 33°14'3"N 97°35'10"W (33.2342800, -97.5861400).
- Official Website
Official website of Decatur
The population of Decatur increased by 20.21% in 10 years.
|Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 :||37,399|
|Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 :||36,753|
|Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 :||1.8%|
|April 1, 2020 Population :||38,732|
|April 1, 2010 Population :||37,013|
|People under 5 years old, percentage :||6.7%|
|People under 18 years old, percentage :||23.0%|
|People over 65 (%) :||16.0%|
|Female persons, % :||53.7%|
|White only, percent :||46.8%|
|Black or African American alone, percent :||47.5%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native only, % :||0.4%|
|Asians alone % :||2.3%|
|Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % :||0.0%|
|% of people who have participated in two or more races :||2.1%|
|% of Hispanic or Latino :||4.7%|
|White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. :||43.6%|
|2015-2019 Veterans :||2,156|
|Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 :||4.3%|
|Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 :||46.2%|
|Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 :||46.2%|
|Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 :||$125,600|
|From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage :||$1,113|
|Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 :||$372|
|2015-2019 median gross rent :||$810|
|2015-2019 Households :||15,154|
|Population per household, 2015-2019 :||2.32|
|Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 :||80.6%|
|Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 :||6.4%|
|Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 :||82.4%|
|Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 :||73.5%|
|Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 :||84.9%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 :||29.9%|
|Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 :||12.4%|
|Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage :||12.2%|
|Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 :||60.4%|
|Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 :||55.9%|
|Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) :||213,911|
|Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) :||537,667|
|Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) :||296,210|
|2012 total retail sales ($1,000) :||1,418,263|
|2012 total retail sales per capita :||$37,920|
|Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 :||20.3|
|2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) :||$40,053|
|Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 :||$25,570|
|Percentage of people living in poverty :||23.3%|
|Total number of businesses in 2012 :||4,072|
|Men-owned businesses in 2012 :||2,156|
|Women-owned businesses in 2012 :||1,456|
|Minority-owned businesses in 2012 :||1,106|
|Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 :||2,667|
|Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 :||428|
|Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 :||3,311|
|2010 population per square mile :||1,872.2|
|2010 land area in square miles :||19.77|
People born in Decatur (15)
People born in Decatur, including United States admiral William Raborn, singer Texas Ruby, actor Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, .
- Harley True Burton (American mayor and historian) he was born in 05/09/1888
- James Maness (American football player) he was born in 01/05/1963
- Jay S. Amyx (American politician) he was born in 27/09/1923
- Joseph Fort Newton (American minister) he was born in 21/07/1876
- Samuel M. Sampler (United States Army Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 27/01/1895
- Tommy Tatum (American baseball player) he was born in 16/07/1919
- E. Paul Waggoner (American rancher) he was born in 01/01/1889
- Electra Waggoner (American rancher and socialite) she was born in 06/01/1882
- Betty J. Ligon (American journalist) she was born in 27/08/1921
- Kyle L. Riddle (US Air Force Brigadier General) he was born in 19/12/1913
- Julia Heaberlin (American novelist) she was born in 01/01/1950
- Byron Williamson (American publisher and entrepreneur) he was born in 05/01/1946
Schools in Decatur
College & universities near Decatur, TX
|227216||University of North Texas||Denton (TX)||76203-1277|
|229179||Texas Woman's University||Denton (TX)||76204|
|478591||Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Denton||Denton (TX)||76205-7534|
Amtrak & bus stations near Decatur, TX
|FTW||Fort Worth Central Station||1001 Jones Street||RAIL|
|GLE||Gainesville||605 East California Street||RAIL|
|DAL||Union Station||400 South Houston St.||RAIL|
|DAG||Dallas, TX||205 South Lamar Street||BUS|
|CBR||Cleburne||206 North Border St.||RAIL|
Post offices near Decatur
|Post Office Name||City||ZIP|
|Decatur Post Office||Decatur (TX)||76234|
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Other cities in Wise County
Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Wise County , TX.
|Bryan||88,165||City in Texas, USA|
|Bridgeport||6,637||City in Wise County, Texas, US|
|Briar||5,665||Census designated place|
|Rhome||1,872||City in Wise County, Texas, United States|
|Runaway Bay||1,627||City in the United States|
|Alvord||1,591||City in Lyon County, Iowa, United States of America|
|Aurora||1,522||City in Texas, USA|
|Boyd||1,335||City in Wise County, Texas|
|Newark||1,251||City in Texas, United States|
|Chico||1,199||City in Wise County, Texas, United States|
|Paradise||594||City in Wise County, Texas, United States|
|Lake Bridgeport||405||City in Wise County, Texas, United States|
Distance to Other Cities
Decatur distances to largest Texas cities