Decatur City, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 188 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.5%
 
Males: 79  (42.5%)
Females: 109  (57.5%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50067, 50144.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,268 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Decatur City:

$36,268
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,455 (it was $14,394 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $64,216 (it was $30,900 in 2000)
Decatur City:

$64,216
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $481.

  • Races in Decatur City, IA (2010)

    Decatur City races chart
    • 18794.9%White alone
    • 52.5%Two or more races
    • 21.0%Asian alone
    • 21.0%Hispanic
    • 10.5%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Decatur City: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.9%), English (13.9%), United States (12.0%), French (4.2%), Irish (4.2%), Italian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/8/1875

Elevation: 1140 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 480 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Decatur City:

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur City city:

  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 13.6%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Decatur City, Iowa as of June 26, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Decatur City to the number of sex offenders is 95 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $989 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $235 (0.9%)

Decatur City satellite photo by USGS

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

Decatur City household income distribution Decatur City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+13.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Information (15%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)

Average climate in Decatur City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Decatur City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 68% 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 near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 354.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 342.8 miles away from Decatur City center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 338.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 361.1 miles away from the city center
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 Decatur City center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 375.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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: 7, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Decatur City:

  • SOUTH CENTRAL HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • WESTVIEW ACRES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • LEON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • DECATUR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • LAMONI NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LAMONI, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur City:

  • Drake University (about 61 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 62 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 68 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Truman State University (about 77 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 79 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 85 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Iowa State University (about 90 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)

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Notable location: Decatur City Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Decatur City include: New Life Full Gospel Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Decatur County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.3%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Iowa average:

10.3

Decatur City travel time to work - commute Decatur City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Decatur City city (based on Decatur County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,38316
Other6324
Mainline Protestant6308
Catholic1952
None5,617-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Decatur County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Decatur County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

26.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

44.2%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Decatur City:

38.9%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Decatur City:

29.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

31.2%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

15.1%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.3%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Decatur City:

47.7%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Decatur City:

74.8%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Decatur City, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$255
Other Government Administration 0$0 14$1,077
Totals for Government 0$0 16$1,332

Decatur City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($37.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($21.28)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($21.28)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($15.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($15.96)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($10.64)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($10.64)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($5.32)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.32)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $2,000 ($10.64)
    General: $1,000 ($5.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($10.64)

Decatur City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($10.64)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($5.32)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($85.11)
    General Support: $2,000 ($10.64)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($74.47)
    Total General Sales: $6,000 ($31.91)
    NEC: $1,000 ($5.32)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($5.32)

Decatur City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $71,000 ($377.66)

6.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,460 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clarke County, IA  0.95% ($45,280 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.72% ($40,053)


9.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,988 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.10%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clarke County, IA  1.25% ($23,500 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  1.03% ($27,607)
to Ringgold County, IA  0.37% ($19,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Decatur City:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Decatur City:

  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 2,030Total average daily traffic
  • 261Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,544Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Utility gas (8%)

Decatur City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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