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Encyclopedia > Decatur, Texas
Map of the city in 1890
Map of the city in 1890

Decatur is a city located in the Wise County, Texas. As of the 2006 census, the city had a total population of 6,250. It is the county seat of Wise CountyGR6.Decatur is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It is 25 minutes from Denton,Texas and 30 minutes from Fort Worth,Texas. It is 45 minutes from Dallas,Texas. Decatur is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. Wise County is the fourth fastest growing county in Texas. This town is named after Stephen Decatur, Jr. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 554 pixelsFull resolution (8431 × 5837 pixel, file size: 11. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 554 pixelsFull resolution (8431 × 5837 pixel, file size: 11. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... The Wise County Courthouse. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... The Wise County Courthouse. ... Stephen Decatur, Jr. ...

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Geography

Decatur is located at 33°13'52" North, 97°35'19" West (33.231073, -97.588628)GR1. Image File history File links TXMap-doton-Decatur. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.0 km² (7.0 mi²). 18.0 km² (7.0 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2006, there are 6,000 people, 1,845 households, and 1,319 families residing in the city. The population density is 288.5/km² (747.6/mi²). There are 2,000 housing units at an average cow density of 110.9/km² (287.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 81.64% White, 1.98% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 12.44% from other races, and 2.63% from two or more races. 22.53% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 1,845 households out of which 37.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% are married couples living together, 11.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% are non-families. 24.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.67 and the average family size is 23.19. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.7 males.


Education

The City of Decatur is served by the Decatur Independent School District. Also, Decatur is home to the World's Oldest Junior College, now a museum. Decatur Independent School District is a public school district based in Decatur, Texas (USA). ...


Constructions

The Service Broadcasting Tower Decatur[1][2], a guyed TV-mast, belongs to world's tallest constructions.[citation needed]


Decatur, Texas is the home to the nation's Guacamole festival. There is a taste testing contest, throw the avocado toss, and the famous guacamole eating contest. The record is set from our own Christopher Barrows eating 46.5 pounds of guacamole.


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Handbook of Texas Online: (566 words)
Decatur, the county seat of Wise County, is on U.S. highways 287 and 380 and the Burlington Northern Railway, forty miles northwest of Fort Worth at the approximate center of the county.
In the 1880s and 1890s Decatur prospered as a shipping point and market for local farmers, a prosperity that was reflected in the establishment of Decatur Baptist College in 1892, the building of a new courthouse in 1896, and a population that grew from 579 in 1880 to 1,746 in 1890.
The town continued to grow in the early twentieth century, from a population of 1,562 in 1904 to a peak of 3,200 in 1928.
Historical Decatur Texas- Main Street Decatur Texas (639 words)
It is constructed primarily of pink granite from the Llano quarries in Burnet Texas, boasting Vermont marble floors, original woodwork and beautiful iron staircases on the interior.
The Texas lunchroom was built in 1929 and renamed the Texas Cafe' in 1935.
The Texas Tourist Camp is one of the few intact example of tourist camps built throughout Texas in the mid 20th century.
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