Population: 6,378Median home value: $123,600 79 Ranks better than 84% of areas
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B Decatur Amenities Some amenities close to this location
B Decatur Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Texas
8911% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Decatur cost of living
B Decatur Crime Total crime is 7% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,7831% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 361% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-44%Year over year crime is down
Decatur crime
D- Decatur Employment Household income is 21% lower than Texas
Median household income
$43,15522% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,97630% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%18% higher than the US average
Decatur employment
D+ Decatur Housing Home value is 13% lower than Texas
Median home value
$123,60033% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9561% higher than the US average
Home ownership
54%15% lower than the US average
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A Decatur Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
79%5% lower than the US average
School test scores
75%53% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:115% lower than the US average
Decatur K-12 schools

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Noise levels are Unbelievable!

sarasponda has it spot on with this review. the noise levels are unreal and the police show no interest in doing
anything about it. i've lived in the country here for years and decided to buy what i thought was my dream home
in town. that dream has turned into a nightmare. it is so loud here my cat wouldn't come out from under the
bed for the first few months. i emails the chief of police and he showed no interest whatsoever. i was told to call
them if someone was being loud. that does no good whatsoever! if a vehicle is going past my house they will be
long gone before the police arrive. i am now actually contemplating selling the house and getting out of here as
soon as possible...
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small town with growing pains

First off this area is pretty with some rolling hills and spectacular sunsets.... However, it was a quiet little town with very little traffic when I moved here going on 9 years ago. Unfortunately, it has changed. Now there is congested traffic especially at school in and out times and at 5 pm. It's still easier to get around here than the DFW metroplex but that may not be so as long as the growth continues.
Decatur, Texas is about 45 miles Northwest of downtown Fort Worth but the atmosphere here is very different than anywhere in the metroplex. It's not cutting edge or progressive by any means and it's run by locals that if they don't know you or your family can often make it difficult and frustrating. The planning and zoning department is onerous. Many contractors that I've personally spoken with told me they charge more here because of those difficulties.
Not a friendly city. If you are from the "outside" and not from here originally many or most people are outright unfriendly (as may be seen by comments made by those people after this is posted).
Noise is another issue. There seems to be an inability to control noise. There is an overabundance of automobiles with loud bass sound or "bumping" that goes on all over town. It was in no way like that when I moved here. They will not proactively enforce the noise ordinance unless you call to complain and by that time it's too late because the car is out of sight. I can spend a whole day in any part of the mid cities or Arlington and never experience the amount of noise that I do living here. There is also a considerable amount of speeding on residential roads.
Because of the drop in real estate values I have continued to stay here but deeply desire to leave as soon as I can financially afford to do so. If you're trying to get out of the metroplex please seriously think about it before moving to this town or even the county because if you're accustomed to the normal provisions and services of the larger cities this town does not have the ability yet to do that.
I must say however, that visiting here could be fun because there are some good small restaurants and shops to visit on the square and a few festivals...but then you get to home.
The city may be doing the best that they know how but hopefully they will consider thinking about becoming more progressive or allow for some outside consulting especially as the community seems to be growing and to allow it to be healthy growth to encourage a better living environment.
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Source: The Decatur, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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