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Population in 2012: 721 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.1%
 

Males: 391  (54.3%)
Females: 330  (45.7%)

Median resident age:  35.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 75436.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,783 (it was $25,250 in 2000)
Detroit:

$28,783
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,396

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $43,807 (it was $37,000 in 2000)
Detroit:

$43,807
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $49,955; Detached houses: $56,014; Mobile homes: $21,419

Median gross rent in 2012: $569.

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  • White alone - 599 (81.8%)
  • Black alone - 85 (11.6%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (2.7%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (1.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Detroit: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (22.1%), German (10.3%), United States (9.2%), English (9.1%), Subsaharan African (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.58 square miles.

Population density: 456 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Detroit:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 15.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Detroit town:

  • Never married: 34.7%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Detroit, Texas as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Detroit to the number of sex offenders is 55 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $568 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $541 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Longview, TX (85.0 miles , pop. 73,344).

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.9%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +74 (+10.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Detroit-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 196% 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 96% 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 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from Detroit center
On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/1/1995 at 04:49:29, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.6 miles away from Detroit center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Red River County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: John Nance Garner - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Detroit:

  • RED RIVER HOMECARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; RENO, TX)
  • ETMC CLARKSVILLE (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; CLARKSVILLE, TX)
  • REGENCY HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER AT RE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CLARKSVILLE, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Detroit, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Detroit:

  • Paris Junior College (about 16 miles; Paris, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,649)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 48 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 69 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,111)
  • Texarkana College (about 70 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • Grayson County College (about 79 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • LeTourneau University (about 89 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 3,187)
  • Kilgore College (about 92 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 2,977)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Detroit:

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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

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.4. This is about average.
City:

35.4
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.0219. This is significantly better than average. There were 63 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0219
U.S.:

0.0530
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.310. This is significantly better than average. There were 53 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.310
U.S.:

0.444
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 3.19. This is about average. There were 86 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.19
U.S.:

3.08
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.7. This is worse than average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.7
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. There were 48 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.5%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 32.5% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Detroit, TX

Detroit compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Detroit travel time to work - commute


Detroit mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.55%
Here59.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist AssociationUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents40.8%26.5%17.1%6.1%2.4%
Congregations17.2%17.2%22.4%15.5%6.9%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA) Mennonite Church of God in ChristCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents1.8%1.3%1.1%1.0%1.9%
Congregations5.2%1.7%1.7%3.4%8.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Red River County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Red River County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

12.0%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Red River County:

27.3%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
Texas:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,126$25,5121$1,329
Water Supply 1$2,595$31,1400$0
Totals for Government 2$4,721$28,3261$1,329


5.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lamar County, TX  1.55% ($25,971 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  0.47% ($34,143)
from Bowie County, TX  0.34% ($33,733)


7.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,450 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lamar County, TX  2.35% ($26,660 average AGI)
to Bowie County, TX  0.60% ($25,074)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.27% ($22,583)

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, Drunken drivers: 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, Drunken drivers: 1
May 26, 1987 11:45 AM, 82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 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


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KA5RLK, Licensee ID: L00238625
    Grant Date: 02/29/2008, Expiration Date: 05/20/2018, Certifier: Kenneth W Parker
    Registrant: Kenneth W Parker, Detroit, TX 75436-0010
  • Call Sign: KC5KHB, Licensee ID: L01065967
    Grant Date: 09/24/2005, Expiration Date: 09/24/2015
    Registrant: Anthony J Realand, 2351 Fm 1502, Detroit, TX 75436
  • Call Sign: KE7KU, Previous Call Sign: N6KAF, Licensee ID: L00183358
    Grant Date: 04/23/2003, Expiration Date: 07/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/14/2007
    Registrant: Gerald W Hester, 1405 Cr 1237, Detroit, TX 75436
  • Call Sign: WX7YUM, Previous Call Sign: KD7MEW, Licensee ID: L00334808
    Grant Date: 01/07/2011, Expiration Date: 04/03/2021, Certifier: Gerald W Hester
    Registrant: Nws Yuma Skywarn Assoc, 1405 County Road 1237, Detroit, TX 75436
  • Call Sign: K5ZZP, Previous Call Sign: KA5WEG, Licensee ID: L00685632
    Grant Date: 06/03/2003, Expiration Date: 06/03/2013, Certifier: William H Dickerson
    Registrant: William H Dickerson, 754 County Rd 1237, Detroit, TX 75436
  • Call Sign: W5GWH, Previous Call Sign: KE7KU, Licensee ID: L00183358
    Grant Date: 08/14/2007, Expiration Date: 08/14/2017, Certifier: Gerald W Hester
    Registrant: Gerald W Hester, 1405 Cr 1237, Detroit, TX 75436
  • Call Sign: KF5UNO, Licensee ID: L01774944
    Grant Date: 03/21/2013, Expiration Date: 03/21/2023, Certifier: Kirk D King
    Registrant: Kirk D King, 475 Cr 45750, Detroit, TX 75436

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 195 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 146 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 4024A , Serial Number: 7821, Year manufactured: 1947
    Registrant (Individual): Ben Runyan, Rt 1, Detroit, TX 75436


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8


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
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