Detroit, Texas

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Detroit, Texas
U.S. Route 82 and East Garner Drive in Detroit
U.S. Route 82 and East Garner Drive in Detroit
Location of Detroit, Texas
Location of Detroit, Texas
RedRiver County Detroit.svg
Coordinates: 33°39′42″N 95°15′52″W / 33.66167°N 95.26444°W / 33.66167; -95.26444Coordinates: 33°39′42″N 95°15′52″W / 33.66167°N 95.26444°W / 33.66167; -95.26444
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyRed River
Area
 • Total1.58 sq mi (4.10 km2)
 • Land1.58 sq mi (4.10 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
482 ft (147 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total704
 • Density431.46/sq mi (166.55/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75436
Area code903
FIPS code48-20128[2]
GNIS feature ID1355944[3]
Websitehttp://www.detroit.tx.citygovt.org/

Detroit (dɪˈtɹɔɪt) is a town in Red River County, Texas, United States. The population was 704 at the 2020 census.

John Nance Garner, 32nd Vice President of the United States, was born outside of Detroit but lived most of his life in Uvalde, on the southern rim of the Texas Hill Country.

Geography[edit]

Detroit is located at 33°39′42″N 95°15′52″W / 33.661703°N 95.264524°W / 33.661703; -95.264524 (33.661703, –95.264524).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19401,064
1950679−36.2%
1960576−15.2%
197066816.0%
198080520.5%
1990706−12.3%
20007769.9%
2010732−5.7%
2020704−3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
Detroit racial composition as of 2020[6]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 578 82.1%
Black or African American (NH) 68 9.66%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 4 0.57%
Asian (NH) 1 0.14%
Some Other Race (NH) 3 0.43%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 27 3.84%
Hispanic or Latino 23 3.27%
Total 704

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 704 people, 283 households, and 192 families residing in the town.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 776 people, 315 households, and 217 families residing in the town. The population density was 490.7 people per square mile (189.6/km2). There were 359 housing units at an average density of 227.0 per square mile (87.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 78.35% White, 16.49% African American, 0.64% Native American, 1.68% from other races, and 2.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.58% of the population.

There were 315 households, out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 29.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,250, and the median income for a family was $31,136. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $17,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,331. About 20.8% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Detroit is served by the Detroit Independent School District.

Photo Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  7. ^ http://www.census.gov[not specific enough to verify]
  8. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[7][8]