Decatur, TX Population

Population: 5,201. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,031 (+16.0% change)
Males: 2,510 (48.3%), Females: 2,691 (51.7%)

Wise County

Zip code: 76234

Median resident age: 33.8 years
Median household income: $34,449
Median house value: $80,000

Races in Decatur:

  • White Non-Hispanic (73.3%)
  • Hispanic (22.5%)
  • Other race (12.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Black (2.0%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (10.9%), German (10.5%), Irish (9.5%), English (8.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), Swedish (1.6%).

Land area: 7.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Decatur

  • High school or higher: 69.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur city

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

13.5% Foreign born (12.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +909 (+21.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Decatur:

  • WISE REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM (2000 S FM 51)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Decatur:

  • HARRIS METHODIST NORTHWEST (about 23 miles; AZLE, TX)
  • BOWIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; BOWIE, TX)
  • DENTON HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; DENTON, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Decatur:

  • FORT WORTH ALLIANCE (about 26 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: AFW)
  • FORT WORTH MEACHAM INTL (about 33 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: FTW)
  • FORT WORTH NAS JRB/CARSWELL FIELD (about 34 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: NFW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Decatur:

  • DECATUR MUNI (about 2 miles; DECATUR, TX; Abbreviation: LUD)
  • BISHOP (about 10 miles; DECATUR, TX; Abbreviation: 76T)
  • BRIDGEPORT MUNI (about 17 miles; BRIDGEPORT, TX; Abbreviation: 1F9)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (about 32 miles; DENTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 21,673)
  • TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; DENTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,746)
  • TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,454)
  • TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,032)
  • SOUTHWESTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (about 38 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,253)
  • TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,403)
  • NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (about 42 miles; GAINESVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,018)

Schools

Public high schools in Decatur:

  • DECATUR H S (Students: 850; Location: 1201 W THOMPSON ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CATES HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 501 E COLLINS ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Decatur:

  • RANN ELEMENTARY (Students: 565; Location: 1300 DEER PARK RD; Grades: PK – 04)
  • CARSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 508; Location: 2100 S BUSINESS 287; Grades: PK – 04)
  • DECATUR MIDDLE (Students: 468; Location: 1200 W EAGLE DR; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • DECATUR INT (Students: 423; Location: 403 S HILL ST; Grades: 05 – 07)
Private primary/middle school in Decatur:

  • WISE COUNTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 21; Location: 2708 HWY 51 SOUTH; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Decatur:

  • DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $357,711; Location: 1700 HIGHWAY 51 S; 33,451 books; 723 audio materials; 2,586 video materials; 50 serial subscriptions)

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