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 89 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 $251,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 5%.
Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 2% lower than the U.S. average.

Cost of Living Table

Cost of Living
Decatur, Texas
United States
Groceries
99.2 100
Health
119 100
Housing
102.4 100
Miscellaneous
98.6
100
Overall
103.8 100
Transportation
106.4 100
Utilities
102.3 100

Median Home Value

Year Decatur, TX Wise County, TX
2021 $321,000 $399,000

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. City receives bond proceeds

    The City of Decatur completed its bond sale Tuesday, receiving $33.6 million for capital improvements. The Decatur City Council approved the sale of the nearly $34 million in bonds to pay for a series of projects. Read on...
  2. Decatur Economic Development Corporation OKs pact for Entegris

    The Decatur EDC approved an incentive agreement for Entegris POCO Materials to expand its plant in Decatur and add a minimum of 26 jobs in the next two years. Read on...
  3. Texas Unemployment Rate at 4.8 Percent, State Adds 29,000 Jobs in January

    In January, Texas added 29,000 total nonagricultural jobs, making gains in 20 of the last 21 months. For the month, the state exceeded the previous record employment level set in December 2021. 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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