Decatur Wise County, Texas

Decatur: City in Texas, USA

About

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 168 years ago in 1853.

Decatur Quick Facts

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 (168 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 03:58:00 (17th May 2022)
Density : 345 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 20.21% (2010-2020)
Decatur locator map
Location of Decatur on Texas map.
Decatur  TX City Hall IMG 6799 image
Decatur TX City Hall IMG 6799
Decatur  TX City Hall IMG 6799 image

Geography

Decatur is located at 33°14'3"N 97°35'10"W (33.2342800, -97.5861400).

Decatur map

Demographics

The population of Decatur increased by 20.21% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,042 - census
2011 6,145 1.68% estimation process
2012 6,154 0.15% estimation process
2013 6,201 0.76% estimation process
2014 6,292 1.45% estimation process
2015 6,385 1.46% estimation process
2016 6,563 2.71% estimation process
2017 6,674 1.66% estimation process
2018 6,916 3.5% estimation process
2019 7,094 2.51% estimation process
2020 7,572 6.31% estimation process

Demographic Facts

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%

Decatur zip code is 76234. County name: Wise, County fips: 48497

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Economic Facts

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, .

List

  • 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

Code Name City ZIP
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

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Decatur, TX

Code Name Address Type
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.

City Name Population Title
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