Decatur, Texas Population 2021

7,450
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Decatur is a city located in Wise County Texas. It is also the county seat of Wise County. With a 2020 population of 7,450, it is the 290th largest city in Texas and the 3811th largest city in the United States . Decatur is currently growing at a rate of 2.45% annually and its population has increased by 23.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,042 in 2010. Decatur reached it's highest population of 7,450 in 2021. Spanning over 9 miles, Decatur has a population density of 851 people per square mile.

The average household income in Decatur is $73,525 with a poverty rate of 13.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,035 per month, and the median house value is $156,500. The median age in Decatur is 33.6 years, 31.8 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Decatur Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Decatur was:

  • White: 90.87%
  • Other race: 3.58%
  • Black or African American: 2.37%
  • Two or more races: 1.35%
  • Asian: 1.26%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Decatur, Texas is 7,450 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,916.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,042.

Decatur, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,12390.87%
Some Other Race2413.58%
Black or African American1602.37%
Two or More Races911.35%
Asian851.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native380.56%
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Decatur Population by Race

Decatur Population Pyramid $2021

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Decatur Median Age

33.6


Total

31.8


Male

38


Female

Decatur Adults

There are 4,863 adults, (1,272 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

87.6

Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female

3,742

55.54%

Male

2,996

44.46%

Decatur Population by Age

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Decatur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.2%16.8%
Non Family64.9%35.1%
All64.2%35.8%
Female23.2%76.8%
Male12.4%87.6%

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Decatur Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5112.5964.2
Married1,1813.3683.2
Non Family7931.1264.9
Female4403.1423.2
Male972.7612.4

3.23

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Decatur Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3478.33%
9th to 12th Grade3718.91%
High School Graduate1,14427.47%
Some College1,16327.92%
Associates Degree3578.57%
Bachelors Degree61314.72%
Graduate Degree1704.08%
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Decatur Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,8012,572630
Hispanic1,191708112
Other Race17369
Asian5757
Black56503
Native American383838
2+ Races2222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,039$52,543$31,700
Less Than 9th Grade$25,000$25,990$19,729
High School Graduate$31,348$$30,425
Some College$36,345$52,036$27,885
Bachelors Degree$85,944$95,781$66,581
Graduate Degree$53,958$$53,479

$38,039

Average Earnings

$52,543

Average Male

$31,700

Average Female

Decatur Earnings by Educational Attainment

Decatur Language by Age

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Decatur Language

72.33% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 27.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.63% of the population.

Decatur Language

Decatur Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,38949720.80%
White3,7653509.30%
Black1452517.24%
Multiple911920.88%

13.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.45%

Male Poverty Rate

12.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Multiple, with 20.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is White, with 9.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.64%.

Decatur Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.83%
Some College11.83%
High School7.53%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed86.09%
Female Employed3.59%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed5.62%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Decatur Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,110$73,525
Families$64,784$85,337
Married Families$95,758-
Non Families$37,042$42,848
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Income by Household Type

Decatur Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Decatur Married by Age and Sex

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Decatur Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Decatur Marital Status by Race

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Decatur Marital Status

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209

Number of Veterans

200

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam89
Korea70
First Gulf War28
Second Gulf War19
World War II

Decatur Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+82
65 to 7477
35 to 5428
18 to 3419
55 to 643

Decatur Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1623.66%
Native American38100.00%
Hispanic181.17%
Other Race94.62%

Decatur Veterans by Race

Decatur Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Veterans by Education

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63.9%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Decatur Employment by Age

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Decatur Employment by Race

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Decatur Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.13%

Born in Decatur

87.34%

Native Born

12.66%

Foreign Born

9.47%

Non Citizen

3.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.34% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 69.13% having been born in Texas. 9.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Decatur Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,4501782.45%
20207,2721782.51%
20197,0941782.57%
20186,9162423.63%
20176,6741111.69%
20166,5631782.79%
20156,385931.48%
20146,292911.47%
20136,201470.76%
20126,15490.15%
20116,145891.47%
20106,0568551.53%
20005,2019492.04%
19904,2521480.35%
19804,1048642.39%
19703,240-323-0.95%
19603,5636412.00%
19502,9223441.26%
19402,5780.00%

Decatur Population by Year