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Welcome to Decatur ...

The city of Decatur is located

Decatur is located in Wise County<1> and is the County Seat for Wise County.

When the people of Decatur refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Decaturian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Decatur has a population of 7,101 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Decatur.

The community of Decatur is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Decatur lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Decatur: (940)

The ZIP code for Decatur: 76234<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Decatur had an population of 7,101 people. This is an increase of 17.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Decatur had a population of 6,042 people (which is 10.22% of the total population of Wise County). This makes Decatur the county's most populous community.

The population of Decatur represents 0.02% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 290th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,042 people, the population of Decatur increased 16.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,201 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Decatur.

Communities Also Named Decatur ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Decatur - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Decatur.

Communities near Decatur ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Decatur.

  • Bridgeport [Wise County]
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    • Bridgeport [Wise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Decatur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,637 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<8>
  • Justin [Denton County]
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    • Justin [Denton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Decatur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,718 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Justin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Justin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Justin<8>
  • Springtown [Parker County]
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    • Springtown [Parker County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Decatur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,304 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springtown<8>
  • Ponder [Denton County]
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    • Ponder [Denton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Decatur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,415 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponder have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ponder<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rhome [Wise County]
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      • Rhome [Wise County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhome have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhome
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhome<8>
    • Runaway Bay [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Bay
      • Runaway Bay [Wise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,627 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Runaway Bay<8>
    • Alvord [Wise County]
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      • Alvord [Wise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvord have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alvord<8>
    • New Fairview [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Fairview
      • New Fairview [Wise County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for New Fairview:
      • Fairview
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    • Boyd [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd
      • Boyd [Wise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyd<8>
    • Aurora [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Wise County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Decatur. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Decatur.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Decatur. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Decatur.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Decatur. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Decatur.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Decatur ...

Looking for more information about Decatur? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Decatur, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Decatur.

Adding Decatur to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Decatur in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Decatur was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Decatur on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Decatur. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wise County: www.co.wise.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Wise, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Decatur refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Decatur may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Decatur.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Decatur - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Decatur). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Decatur or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Decatur) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Decatur. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DecaturOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Decatur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2348, Longitude: -97.5865    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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