Decatur, Texas

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Population in 2017: 6,721 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +29.2%
 
Males: 3,072  (45.7%)
Females: 3,649  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

31.4 years
Texas median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 76234.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,604 (it was $34,449 in 2000)
Decatur:

$44,604
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,644 (it was $15,402 in 2000)

Decatur city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $139,884 (it was $77,100 in 2000)
Decatur:

$139,884
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $165,430; detached houses: $174,805; townhouses or other attached units: $186,265; mobile homes: $46,868

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,003.

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.3%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.9% for other race residents, 58.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Decatur, TX (2010)
    • 4,01866.5%White alone
    • 1,82730.2%Hispanic
    • 831.4%Black alone
    • 460.8%Asian alone
    • 410.7%Two or more races
    • 260.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

Races in Decatur detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, Texas as of August 19, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Decatur is 178 to 1.


Crime rates in Decatur by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(51.4)
2
(33.3)
2
(32.2)
3
(46.9)
8
(124.7)
8
(121.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.4)
1
(16.1)
4
(64.1)
1
(15.8)
4
(62.4)
1
(15.1)
1
(14.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(35.3)
2
(34.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.2)
6
(93.7)
1
(15.6)
1
(15.2)
2
(30.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
6
(96.1)
4
(63.3)
2
(31.2)
1
(15.1)
1
(14.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(35.3)
2
(34.3)
6
(99.9)
9
(145.1)
8
(125.0)
7
(109.2)
10
(152.1)
8
(120.5)
3
(48.6)
8
(128.9)
7
(112.1)
5
(79.2)
9
(140.3)
11
(166.1)
8
(118.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25
(440.8)
42
(719.3)
22
(366.4)
42
(677.2)
33
(515.5)
22
(343.1)
33
(501.9)
16
(240.9)
13
(210.7)
19
(306.2)
10
(160.2)
12
(190.0)
14
(218.2)
13
(196.3)
14
(207.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
171
(3,015)
229
(3,922)
208
(3,464)
216
(3,483)
156
(2,437)
152
(2,370)
212
(3,224)
169
(2,545)
155
(2,513)
186
(2,997)
267
(4,276)
190
(3,008)
274
(4,271)
258
(3,897)
153
(2,265)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(211.6)
15
(256.9)
27
(449.7)
17
(274.1)
22
(343.6)
12
(187.1)
11
(167.3)
10
(150.6)
7
(113.5)
9
(145.0)
14
(224.2)
7
(110.8)
17
(265.0)
15
(226.6)
11
(162.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(17.6)
1
(17.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
7
(109.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6)182.9286.0280.1273.1251.6260.1309.8163.8160.0196.4302.7190.0294.6237.6158.1

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City-data.com crime index in Decatur, TX

Crime rate in Decatur detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 30 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.78
Texas average:

2.04
March 2016 cost of living index in Decatur: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (13.2%), German (7.0%), English (4.0%), Irish (2.7%), Norwegian (1.3%), Romanian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 6.96 square miles.

Population density: 966 people per square mile   (low).

Decatur,TX real estate house value index trend

Decatur, Texas map

765 residents are foreign born (9.7% Latin America, 1.4% Europe).

This city:

11.6%
Texas:

16.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,735 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,981 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Denton, TX (26.6 miles , pop. 80,537).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Tarrant, TX (33.9 miles , pop. 402,130).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (55.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Paradise, TX (2.8 miles ),
Bridgeport, TX (3.2 miles ),
Boyd, TX (3.3 miles ),
Alvord, TX (3.3 miles ),
New Fairview, TX (3.3 miles ),
Aurora, TX (3.6 miles ),
Chico, TX (3.6 miles ),
Lake Bridgeport, TX (3.8 miles )
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Latitude: 33.23 N, Longitude: 97.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,965 (+60.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,299 (48.7%)

Area code: 940

Distribution of median household income in Decatur, TX in 2016
Distribution of house value in Decatur, TX in 2016
Decatur satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 31 buildings, average cost: $81,400
  • 1998: 32 buildings, average cost: $75,600
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2005: 62 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2007: 34 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2013: 24 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2015: 24 buildings, average cost: $278,800
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $218,500
  • 2017: 29 buildings, average cost: $211,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Decatur, TX residents
Average permit cost in Decatur, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Decatur, TX
Historical housing units in Decatur, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +909 (+21.2%).
Most common industries in Decatur, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.2%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Decatur, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)

Average climate in Decatur, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Decatur, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.9. This is better than average.

City:

57.9
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 6.74. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.74
U.S.:

5.56
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.92. This is about average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

7.92
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Decatur-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 131% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.7 miles away from the Decatur city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Decatur-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 184.6 miles away from Decatur center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 119.0 miles away from Decatur center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 106.7 miles away from Decatur center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 396.4 miles away from Decatur center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 105.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wise County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Decatur topographic map

Hospitals in Decatur:

  • COMPASS HOSPICE INC (125 CR 3051)
  • HOSPICE OF TEJAS (206-A N STATE)
  • SOLARIS HOSPICE INC (1502 S FM 51)
  • WISE REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 609 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)

Nursing Homes in Decatur:

  • DECATUR CONVALESCENT CENTER (605 WEST MULBERRY)
  • DECATUR NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (605 W MULBERRY)
  • GOLDEN YEARS HAVEN (1210 S BUS 287/81)
  • SENIOR CARE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER - DEC (701 W BENNETT RD)
  • THE HILLS NURSING AND REHABILITATION (201 E THOMPSON ST)

Dialysis Facilities in Decatur:

  • WISE REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM DIALYSIS CENTER (2150 S. FM 51)

Home Health Centers in Decatur:

  • 1ST TEXAS HOME HEALTH INC (1821 S FM 51)
  • ANGELS CARE HOME HEALTH (106 S WASHBURN ST)

Airports and heliports located in Decatur:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur:

  • University of North Texas (about 26 miles; Denton, TX; Full-time enrollment: 31,694)
  • Texas Woman's University (about 27 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 11,837)
  • Weatherford College (about 36 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • North Central Texas College (about 37 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)
  • Tarrant County College District (about 37 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 33,775)
  • Texas Christian University (about 39 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • DeVry University-Texas (about 40 miles; Irving, TX; FT enrollment: 4,098)

Public high school in Decatur:

  • DECATUR H S (Students: 859, Location: 750 E EAGLE SUMMIT DR, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Decatur:

  • RANN EL (Students: 620, Location: 1300 DEER PARK RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • MCCARROLL MIDDLE (Students: 455, Location: 1201 W THOMPSON ST, Grades: 7-8)
  • CARSON EL (Location: 2100 BUSINESS 81 287 S, Grades: PK-6)
  • YOUNG EL (Location: 379 BUCHANAN RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • MCCARROLL MIDDLE 6TH GRADE (Location: 1200 EAGLE DR, Grades: 6)
See full list of schools located in Decatur

Library in Decatur:

  • DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $404,588; Location: 1700 S FM 51; 55,690 books; 1,830 audio materials; 4,535 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 64 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at corner of W. Mulberry & Chico st

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Decatur: Texas Tourist Camp (A), Decatur Fire Department (B), Wise County Heritage Museum (C), Decatur Police Department (D), Decatur City Public Works (E), LifeStar 4 - Southwest Helicopters - Decatur (F), Decatur Police Department (G), Wise County Emergency Medical Services (H), Decatur Baptist College Administration Building (I), Waggoner Mansion (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Decatur include: Saint John Church (A), Bell Church (B), First United Pentecostal Church of Decatur (C), Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene (D), Church of Christ (E), Catholic Church of the Assumption (F), Primera Iglesia Bautista Church (G), Eagle Drive Baptist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oaklawn Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Decatur: Eagle Stadium (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn (1709 Sr 287), Best Western Decatur Inn (1801 South Highway 287), Comfort Inn Decatur (1709 Sr 287).

Courts: Wise County - Commissioner Court (206 South State Street), Wise County - County Court Judge at Law- Texas Cooperative Extension (206 South State Street), Wise County - County Court Judge at Law (101 North Trinity Street).

Birthplace of: Samuel M. Sampler - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Brian Christian - College football player (Sam Houston St. Bearkats), Guinn Williams (actor) - Actor, Tommy Tatum - Baseball player, James Manness - Football player.

Wise County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.9%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
206 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Decatur in 2000:

  • 148 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Decatur (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Decatur South Branch, Decatur Wal-Mart In-Store Branch, Decatur Downtown Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First Financial Bank, National Association: Decatur Branch at 608 West Hale Ave, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $317.5 mil, Deposits: $269.0 mil, headquarters in Southlake, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Bankshares, Inc.
  • Legend Bank, N.A.: Decatur Branch at 1706 Fm 51 South, branch established on 1996/09/30. Info updated 2007/11/26: Bank assets: $586.1 mil, Deposits: $512.5 mil, headquarters in Bowie, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Legend Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citibank, National Association: 910 U.S. Highway 380 W Branch at 910 U.S. Highway 380 W, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • North Texas Bank, National Association: at 661 W. Thompson St., branch established on 2004/10/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $131.8 mil, Deposits: $119.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Chisholm Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Decatur:

Marital status in Decatur, TX
  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

For population 25 years and over in Decatur:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Texas average:

14.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Decatur
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Decatur, TX (based on Wise County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,959101
Mainline Protestant2,57211
Catholic2,2802
Other5681
None34,748-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Wise County:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Wise County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Wise County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Wise County:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
This county:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wise County:

8.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Wise County:

29.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wise County:

15.1%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Decatur:

48.0%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.8%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Decatur:

23.0%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Decatur:

10.7%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Decatur:

32.6%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

54.7%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Decatur:

78.5%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Decatur, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 32$94,474$35,4280$0
Streets and Highways 25$52,364$25,1350$0
Police Protection - Officers 21$88,114$50,3510$0
Firefighters 11$40,556$44,2430$0
Police - Other 6$15,420$30,8400$0
Local Libraries 6$18,044$36,0886$3,182
Water Supply 6$16,858$33,7160$0
Parks and Recreation 6$15,748$31,4960$0
Sewerage 5$18,822$45,1730$0
Judicial and Legal 4$9,280$27,8400$0
Financial Administration 4$19,494$58,4820$0
Other Government Administration 2$15,770$94,6200$0
Fire - Other 1$2,746$32,9520$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 129$407,690$37,9256$3,182

Decatur government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $546,000 ($81.24)
    Air Transportation: $472,000 ($70.23)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,268,000 ($337.45)
    Police Protection: $1,895,000 ($281.95)
    Central Staff Services: $1,269,000 ($188.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,238,000 ($184.20)
    Regular Highways: $1,089,000 ($162.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $944,000 ($140.46)
    Sewerage: $758,000 ($112.78)
    Libraries: $447,000 ($66.51)
    General - Other: $408,000 ($60.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $332,000 ($49.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $249,000 ($37.05)
    Financial Administration: $248,000 ($36.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $248,000 ($36.90)
    Air Transportation: $186,000 ($27.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $129,000 ($19.19)
    Health - Other: $68,000 ($10.12)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $53,000 ($7.89)
    Benefit Payments: $2,000 ($0.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $756,000 ($112.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $441,000 ($65.62)
    General - Other: $426,000 ($63.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,019,000 ($746.76)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $352,000 ($52.37)

Decatur government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,042,000 ($155.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $572,000 ($85.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $506,000 ($75.29)
    Air Transportation: $44,000 ($6.55)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($3.27)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $11,000 ($1.64)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,000 ($0.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $107,000 ($15.92)
    Air Transportation: $13,000 ($1.93)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $630,000 ($93.74)
    General Revenue - Other: $282,000 ($41.96)
    Royalties: $270,000 ($40.17)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($0.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,346,000 ($349.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $46,000 ($6.84)
    Highways: $2,000 ($0.30)
  • Tax - Property: $4,541,000 ($675.64)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,728,000 ($554.68)
    Public Utilities Sales: $545,000 ($81.09)
    Other Selective Sales: $429,000 ($63.83)
    Other License: $220,000 ($32.73)

Decatur government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,053,000 ($4025.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,168,000 ($3744.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,355,000 ($1689.48)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,470,000 ($1409.02)

Decatur government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,031,000 ($302.19)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,366,000 ($649.61)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,486,000 ($221.10)

9.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.55%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Tarrant County, TX  3.31% ($65,900 average AGI)
from Denton County, TX  1.39% ($68,429)
from Parker County, TX  0.66% ($49,993)
Businesses in Decatur, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2La Quinta1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Baymont Inn2McDonald's2
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Ramada1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx3Sears1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block1Starbucks1
Hilton1Subway2
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell1
IHOP1U-Haul2
Jack In The Box1UPS3
Jones New York1Walmart1
Knights Inn1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Decatur:

  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KTNO (1440 AM; 12 kW; DENTON, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KLIF (570 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KLIF LICO, INC.)
  • KNAX (1630 AM; 10 kW; FT. WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTCK (1310 AM; 9 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Decatur:

  • KRNB (105.7 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KDKR (91.3 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KHCK-FM (99.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: KHCK-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMEO (96.7 FM; FLOWER MOUND, TX; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKDL (106.7 FM; MUENSTER, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZMP-FM (101.7 FM; AZLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNOR (93.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: AM & PM BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KESN (103.3 FM; ALLEN, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSOC (94.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KPLX (99.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KPLX LICO, INC.)
  • KTPW (89.7 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KTCY (104.9 FM; PILOT POINT, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFWR (95.9 FM; MINERAL WELLS, TX; Owner: LKCM RADIO GROUP, LP)
  • KLUV-FM (98.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KBOC (98.3 FM; BRIDGEPORT, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • KDXX (107.1 FM; BENBROOK, TX; Owner: KCYT-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • KKDA-FM (104.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Decatur:

  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KLDT (Channel 55; LAKE DALLAS, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING OF DALLAS, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Decatur: Samuel M. Sampler.

Decatur fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Decatur fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 689ft / 210mTotal length
  • $271,000Total costs
  • 337,790Total average daily traffic
  • 84,320Total average daily truck traffic
  • 475,048Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Decatur, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 51940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 111980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 102000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Decatur, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Decatur)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 201 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Decatur, TX)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Decatur)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Decatur)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 76 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$120,2397$142,64615$185,2103$30,0933$107,3270$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$56,2801$139,9901$43,7100$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$115,8501$100,2808$102,9242$17,8551$62,8501$57,710
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$99,4234$110,4230$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$77,5700$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1502.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$252,270
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1502.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Decatur, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Decatur, TX - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 155
  • Hazardous Condition: 46
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 27
Fire incident types in Decatur, TX

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Decatur, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Decatur, Texas:

  • Days Inn & Suites, 1900 S Trinity St, Decatur, Texas 76234 , Phone: (940) 627-2463, Fax: (940) 627-6537
  • Super 8, 1600 South Hwy 287, Decatur, Texas 76234 , Phone: (940) 627-0250, Fax: (940) 627-1678
  • Holiday Inn Express& Suites, 1051 Hwy 287 N, Decatur, Texas 76234 , Phone: (940) 627-0776, Fax: (940) 627-5255
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 110 S Hwy 287/81, Decatur, Texas 76234 , Phone: (940) 627-4900, Fax: (940) 627-4902
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 110 SW Us Hwy 81-287, Decatur, Texas 76234 , Phone: (940) 627-4900, Fax: (940) 627-4902
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1405 S Hwy 287, Decatur, Texas 76234 , Phone: (940) 627-9603, Fax: (940) 627-9609
  • Candlewood Suites Decatur Medical Center, 601 W Thompson Rd, Decatur, Texas 76234 , Phone: (940) 627-5480, Fax: (940) 627-5722
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Decatur, 600 W Hale Ave, Decatur, Texas 76234 , Phone: (940) 627-3338, Fax: (940) 627-0049
  • Fairfield by Marriott, 1910 West US 380, Decatur, Texas 76234 , Phone: (940) 627-0645, Fax: (940) 627-0646
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Decatur, Texas
Most common first names in Decatur, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary9781.4 years
James7173.6 years
John6478.6 years
William5877.2 years
Robert4874.5 years
Charles4074.6 years
George3977.9 years
Joe2576.0 years
Thomas2475.1 years
Ruby2280.7 years
Most common last names in Decatur, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown3579.9 years
Smith3175.8 years
Taylor2776.5 years
Rhine2282.6 years
Young2081.3 years
Jones2071.1 years
Lambert1975.9 years
Stone1981.2 years
White1877.8 years
Walker1677.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Decatur, TX
  • 57.7%Electricity
  • 40.6%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Decatur, TX
  • 77.2%Electricity
  • 21.5%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Decatur compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Decatur on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
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