Detroit, Texas

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Population in 2017: 693 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.7%
 
Males: 341  (49.3%)
Females: 352  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

35.4 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 75436.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,442 (it was $25,250 in 2000)
Detroit:

$37,442
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,569 (it was $14,331 in 2000)

Detroit town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $81,895 (it was $37,000 in 2000)
Detroit:

$81,895
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $67,584; detached houses: $75,596; mobile homes: $26,743

Median gross rent in 2017: $470.

March 2019 cost of living index in Detroit: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.6%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.4% for Black residents, 9.1% for American Indian residents, 16.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Detroit, TX (2010)
    • 59981.8%White alone
    • 8511.6%Black alone
    • 202.7%Two or more races
    • 152.0%Hispanic
    • 131.8%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Detroit, Texas as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Detroit is 27 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (40.1%), German (7.2%), English (5.7%), Irish (3.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%), Swedish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.58 square miles.

Population density: 438 people per square mile   (low).

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5 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Texas:

13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $740 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,011 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (74.1 miles , pop. 81,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Garland, TX (94.9 miles , pop. 215,768).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (106.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Blossom, TX (2.6 miles ),
Sun Valley, TX (3.1 miles),
Deport, TX (3.1 miles ),
Reno, TX (3.5 miles ),
Clarksville, TX (3.6 miles ),
Bogata, TX (3.7 miles ),
Manchester, TX (3.9 miles ),
Paris, TX (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 33.66 N, Longitude: 95.26 W

Area code: 903

Distribution of median household income in Detroit, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Detroit, TX in 2017
Detroit satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +74 (+10.5%).
Most common industries in Detroit, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Paper (7.5%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Food (6.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Food (9.2%)
  • Paper (7.0%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Machinery (5.6%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.0%)
  • Health care (21.7%)
  • Paper (7.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Apparel (5.3%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Detroit, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (11.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Electricians (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.6%)

Average climate in Detroit, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Detroit-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the Detroit town center killed 10 people and injured 170 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/13/1981, a category F4 tornado 18.3 miles away from the town center injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Detroit-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 96.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 203.2 miles away from Detroit center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 205.1 miles away from the city center
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 320.8 miles away from the city 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 153.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 312.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Red River County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Detroit topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Detroit:

  • RED RIVER HOMECARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; RENO, TX)
  • ETMC CLARKSVILLE Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; CLARKSVILLE, TX)
  • REGENCY HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER AT RE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CLARKSVILLE, TX)
  • COUNTRY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CLARKSVILLE, TX)
  • CLARKSVILLE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CLARKSVILLE, TX)
  • HERITAGE HOUSE OF PARIS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PARIS, TX)
  • RED RIVER HAVEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BOGATA, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Detroit:

  • Paris Junior College (about 16 miles; Paris, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,875)
  • Northeast Texas Community College (about 45 miles; Mount Pleasant, TX; FT enrollment: 2,320)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 48 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 69 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Texarkana College (about 71 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Grayson College (about 79 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 87 miles; McKinney, TX; FT enrollment: 18,044)

Public high school in Detroit:

  • DETROIT H S (Students: 102, Location: HWY 410 N, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Detroit:

  • DETROIT EL (Students: 243, Location: HWY 82, Grades: PK-5)
  • DETROIT J H (Students: 154, Location: HWY 410 N, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Detroit

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Detroit Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Detroit: New Hope Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: New Hope Cemetery (1), Detroit Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Dean Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: John Nance Garner - Politician.

Red River County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Detroit and their reported violations in the past:

410 WSC (Population served: 2,136, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2014)
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.3%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Detroit (2011 data):

  • Heritage Bank: Detroit Branch at 12038 Hwy 82 W, branch established on 2008/09/10. Info updated 2010/12/28: Bank assets: $65.3 mil, Deposits: $53.8 mil, headquarters in Pearland, TX, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Detroit:

Marital status in Detroit, TX
  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

For population 25 years and over in Detroit:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Detroit, TX (based on Red River County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,16940
Mainline Protestant1,29117
Catholic921
Other11
None6,307-
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: 5
Here:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Red River County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Red River County:

27.3%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.6%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Detroit:

53.3%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.5%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Detroit:

12.5%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Detroit:

38.0%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

58.7%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Detroit:

82.3%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Detroit, 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
Water Supply 1$2,595$31,1400$0
Financial Administration 1$2,303$27,6361$1,329
Totals for Government 2$4,898$29,3881$1,329

6.00% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,073 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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 Lamar County, TX  1.56% ($45,441 average AGI)
from Bowie County, TX  0.57% ($36,440)


6.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Texas average:

7.26%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lamar County, TX  2.25% ($37,847 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Detroit:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPLT (1490 AM; 1 kW; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Detroit:

  • KPLT-FM (107.7 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBUS (101.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOYN (93.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGAP (98.5 FM; CLARKSVILLE, TX; Owner: PETRACOM OF TEXARKANA, L.L.C.)
  • KHCP (89.3 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KITX (95.5 FM; HUGO, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC.)
  • K217CP (91.3 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Detroit:

  • K42DA (Channel 42; PARIS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K08KK (Channel 8; PARIS, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 49 ACQUISITION CORPORATION)

Detroit fatal accident list:

Jul 30, 2003 11:00 AM, Us-82, Vehicles: 4, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 16, 2002 03:25 AM, Us-82, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 26, 1999 09:45 PM, Us-82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 26, 1987 11:45 AM, 82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 3, 1983 11:50 AM, Fm410, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 23, 1978 03:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 13.2mTotal length
  • $215,000Total costs
  • 14,775Total average daily traffic
  • 2,170Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,660Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Detroit, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Detroit, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Detroit)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DA05600A, 15528 Fm 195 (#274681) (Lat: 33.808306 Lon: -95.268889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQXZ257,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 07/19/2016, Expiration Date: 07/19/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Detroit)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5147W , Serial Number: 28-178, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 11/14/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 06/22/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Donnie W Mitchell, 390 E Garner, Detroit, TX 75436

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 38 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Detroit, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (73.5%), and Structure Fires (19.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Detroit, TX
    • 8673.5%Outside Fires
    • 2319.7%Structure Fires
    • 65.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Detroit, TX
Most common first names in Detroit, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2275.8 years
Mary2081.2 years
James2073.3 years
William1679.4 years
Robert1373.1 years
Charles968.2 years
George982.3 years
Martha873.8 years
Henry777.6 years
Lois678.8 years
Most common last names in Detroit, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2469.6 years
Johnson1275.2 years
Williams1179.1 years
King1080.4 years
Fisher1074.9 years
Pratt976.1 years
Miller971.8 years
Jones867.3 years
Lee779.0 years
Walker780.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Detroit, TX
  • 68.2%Utility gas
  • 24.5%Electricity
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Detroit, TX
  • 70.0%Electricity
  • 26.9%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Detroit compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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