As a fast growing area less than an hour to the Dallas Ft. 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.

One of the best reasons for living and working in Decatur, Texas is the cost of living. Decatur ranks 98 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 LivingDecatur, TXUnited States
Overall98100
Grocery96100
Health108100
Housing92100
Utilities109100
Transportation103100
Miscellaneous99100

Quick Facts about Decatur, Texas

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

Median Home Value

Median Home ValueDecatur, TXWise County, TX
2012$119,800$121,400

Home Ownership Costs

Median selected monthly owner costs as a percentage of household income in the past 12 months. (2012)