For population 25 years and over in Decatur City:
For population 15 years and over in Decatur City city:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $892 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (59.7 miles , pop. 198,682).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (119.3 miles , pop. 390,007).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (328.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Leon, IA (2.1 miles ), Davis City, IA (2.7 miles ), Grand River, IA (2.9 miles ), Van Wert, IA (3.0 miles ), Lamoni, IA (3.1 miles ), Kellerton, IA (3.4 miles ), Weldon, IA (3.5 miles) , Pleasanton, IA (3.5 miles) .
Latitude: 40.74 N, Longitude: 93.83 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 641
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+13.1%).
Average climate in Decatur City, Iowa
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Decatur City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 150% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the Decatur City city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 6/2/1980, a category F4 tornado 9.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Decatur City-area historical earthquake activity is above Iowa state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.0 miles away from Decatur City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Decatur City:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur City:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 19.7%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Decatur City compared to Iowa state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Decatur City (based on Decatur County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.50%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Decatur City government finances in 2002(per resident):
8.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($20,108 average adjusted gross income)
1.97% of residents moved from foreign countries ($324 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,241 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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