Decatur, Texas Population 2022

6,638
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Decatur is a city located in Wise County Texas. Decatur has a 2020 population of 6,638. It is also the county seat of Wise County. Decatur is currently growing at a rate of 0.76% annually and its population has increased by 1.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,538 in 2010.

The average household income in Decatur is $73,525 with a poverty rate of 9.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $955 per month, and the median house value is $165,500. 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 Decaturwas:

  • White: 88.99%
  • Other race: 5.50%
  • Black or African American: 3.48%
  • Two or more races: 1.33%
  • Asian: 0.42%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Decatur, Texas is 6,638 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,538.

Decatur, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,20888.99%
Black or African American2433.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.27%
Asian290.42%
Some Other Race3845.50%
Two or More Races931.33%
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Decatur Population by Race

Decatur Population Pyramid 2022

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Decatur Median Age

33.3


Total

25.7


Male

36.5


Female

Decatur Adults

There are 4,761 adults, (1,265 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

63.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female

3,852

55.22%

Male

3,124

44.78%

Decatur Population by Age

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Decatur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86%14%
Non Family67%33%
All65%35%
Female22.3%77.7%
Male11.6%88.4%

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Decatur Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5072.765
Married1,1693.4186
Male953.1511.6
Female4893.2922.3
Non Family7541.1567

3.32

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Decatur Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade44710.94%
9th to 12th Grade2345.73%
High School Graduate97923.97%
Some College1,02925.19%
Associates Degree43510.65%
Bachelors Degree71017.38%
Graduate Degree2516.14%
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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
Native American191919
White2,7772,630781
Hispanic1,170642161
Asian2929
Black6458
2+ Races3226
Other Race265113

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$49,040$62,171$34,863
Less Than 9th Grade$25,243$25,361$25,082
High School Graduate$31,741$51,587$30,635
Some College$42,358$59,926$34,882
Bachelors Degree$94,385$97,317$82,898
Graduate Degree$91,837$151,065$

$49,040

Average Earnings

$62,171

Average Male

$34,863

Average Female

Decatur Earnings by Educational Attainment

Decatur Language by Age

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Decatur Language

75.62% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 24.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.28% of the population.

Decatur Language

Decatur Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,46444518.06%
Black231156.49%
White3,9291503.82%
OtherNaN%

9.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.45%

Male Poverty Rate

6.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Hispanic, with 18.06% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.81%.

Decatur Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.69%
High School7.42%
Some College5.12%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.95%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed2.51%
Female Unemployed75.64%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Decatur Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,033$92,101
Families$66,005$103,903
Married Families$101,938-
Non Families$53,158$57,701
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Income by Household Type

Decatur Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

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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199

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War36
First Gulf War
Vietnam115
Korea39
World War II

Decatur Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3436
35 to 54
55 to 6411
65 to 74101
75+51

Decatur Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1593.80%
Native American19100.00%
Other Race217.05%
Hispanic302.02%

Decatur Veterans by Race

Decatur Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Veterans by Education

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63.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

2.4%

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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74.23%

Born in Decatur

87.77%

Native Born

12.23%

Foreign Born

8.24%

Non Citizen

3.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.77% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 74.23% having been born in Texas. 8.24% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19402,5780.00%
19502,9223441.26%
19603,5636412.00%
19703,240-323-0.95%
19804,1048642.39%
19904,2521480.35%
20005,2019492.04%
20106,0428411.51%
20116,092500.83%
20126,142500.82%
20136,192500.81%
20146,242500.81%
20156,292500.80%
20166,342500.79%
20176,392500.79%
20186,442500.78%
20196,492500.78%
20206,538460.71%
20216,588500.76%
20226,638500.76%

Decatur Population by Year