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Welcome to Detroit ...
The town of Detroit is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).
Detroit is located in Red River County<1>.
The location of Detroit has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
When the people of Detroit refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Detroiter<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Detroit has a population of 689 people<4> (see below for details).
The community of Detroit is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Detroit lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Detroit: (903)
The ZIP code for Detroit: 75436<6>
We don't have a date for the establishment of Detroit.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Detroit had an population of 689 people. This is a decrease of 5.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.21% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Detroit had a population of 732 people (or 5.69% of the total population of Red River County). This makes Detroit the county's 3rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 732 people, the population of Detroit decreased 5.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 776 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Detroit.
Communities Also Named Detroit ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 11 communities that are also named Detroit - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Detroit.
Communities near Detroit ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Detroit.
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 Detroit. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Detroit.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Detroit. 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 Detroit.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Detroit. See our Newspapers Page for Detroit.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Detroit ...
Looking for more information about Detroit? 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 Detroit, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Detroit.
Adding Detroit to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Detroit in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Detroit was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).
We also found Detroit in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Detroit.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 20 Mar 2023