Decatur is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 6,521 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Decatur is the 311th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Decatur is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Decatur is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Decatur who work in office and administrative support (16.71%), sales jobs (10.43%), and teaching (10.00%).
Of important note, Decatur is also a city of artists. Decatur has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Decatur’s character.
Decatur is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Decatur citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.73% of adults in Decatur have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Decatur in 2010 was $22,453, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,812 for a family of four. However, Decatur contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Decatur is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Decatur home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Decatur residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Decatur also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Decatur include Irish, English, French , and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Decatur is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.