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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.

  • Paris
  • Reno
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    • Reno lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Detroit.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,349 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reno
  • Clarksville
  • Blossom
  • Bogata
  • Deport
  • Sun Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
    • Sun Valley lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Detroit.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
  • Bagwell
  • Pattonville
  • Sylvan
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvan
    • Sylvan lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Detroit.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvan

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.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Red River, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 Detroit refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Detroit may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Detroit.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Detroit - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 town (such as Detroit). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Detroit or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Detroit) 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 Detroit. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DetroitOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Detroit. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6602, Longitude: -95.2665       In this case, the coordinates for Detroit have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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