As a fast growing area less than an hour to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, Decatur is a progressive city that maintains and endorses a quaint, charming and unique culture often called the "cowboy spirit." A low cost of living, competitive wages and minimal property taxes create an environment that contributes to a superb quality of life and an environment where business and industry can thrive.

Ranking


One of the best reasons for living and working in Decatur, Texas is the cost of living. Decatur ranks 92 out of the U.S. average of 100 using the basic needs of grocery purchases, health services, housing needs, utility costs and transportation. An amount below 100 means Decatur is cheaper than the U.S. average.

Cost of Living Facts


The median home cost in Decatur is $155,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.70%.
Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 1.90% lower than the U.S. average.

Cost of Living Table

Cost of Living
Decatur, Texas
United States
Grocery
92
100
Health
98
100
Housing
81
100
Miscellaneous
99
100
Overall
97
100
Transportation
103
100
Utilities
98
100

Median Home Value

Year Decatur, TX Wise County, TX
2017 $198,000 $200,300

Home Ownership Costs

Median selected monthly owner costs as a percentage of household income in the past 12 months. (2015)
Decatur U.S.
11.4% 15.3%

Area Information

  1. Wise designated disaster area due to drought.

    Wise County was designated this week as a natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to drought conditions. Read on...
  2. Proposed Tax Decrease

    Wise County commissioners Monday proposed a decrease in the tax rate at the recommendation of County Judge J.D. Clark. The proposed rate for the 2018-19 fiscal year is 36 cents per $100 property valuation, 1.89 cents less than last year. Read on...
  3. Decatur eyes tax cuts

    Decatur taxpayers who have seen their property values soar will get some relief if the Decatur City Council approves a proposed 3.6-cent tax cut to fund next year’s $8.7289 million budget. Read on...

Testimonials

  1. “We had a lot of choices when we were looking to relocate our corporate headquarters from Colorado, and Decatur has proven to be the best option for us. It was close to a major airport, but still a good environment for our employees’ families. The Decatur folks worked overtime to locate a piece of property and arranged a sale lease back with a local developer that got us exactly what we needed.”

    – Michael Clark, CEO, H2X Hydroexcavation

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About Decatur

  1. Decatur is a thriving Texas community with a rich history and competitive location near the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro. Its regional health system, flourishing downtown, community-oriented lifestyle, strong retail base, and prime location are strengths that are propelling Decatur's economic growth.

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