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Population in 2012: 190 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 

Males: 86  (45.5%)
Females: 104  (54.5%)

Median resident age:  39.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50067, 50144.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,030 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Decatur City:

$28,030
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,200

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $52,676 (it was $30,900 in 2000)
Decatur City:

$52,676
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $55,910; Detached houses: $68,072; Mobile homes: $34,423

Median gross rent in 2012: $588.

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Decatur City races chart
  • White alone - 187 (94.9%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Decatur City: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.2%), English (20.6%), Irish (10.5%), United States (10.5%), French (3.5%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/8/1875

Elevation: 1140 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 486 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Decatur City:

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur City city:

  • Never married: 11.6%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 5.8%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Decatur City, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
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 2012: $870 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $270 (1.1%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+13.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (20%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (16%)
  • Customer service representatives (14%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)


Average climate in Decatur City, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; LEON, IA)

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

  • Drake University (about 61 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,382)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 62 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 71 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Truman State University (about 77 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 78 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 85 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,088)
  • Iowa State University (about 90 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)

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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 2012: 20.9%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Decatur City, IA

Decatur City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • House age below 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Decatur City travel time to work - commute


Decatur City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.50%
Here38.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCommunity Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents29.3%19.2%12.0%8.0%7.5%
Congregations14.7%23.5%5.9%5.9%2.9%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.3%3.8%3.2%3.1%8.6%
Congregations11.8%2.9%11.8%5.9%14.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Here:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Decatur County:

7.7%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.0%
State:

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

12.7%
Iowa:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$100
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$422
Totals for Government 0$0 8$522

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($36.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($21.05)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($21.05)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($15.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($15.79)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($10.53)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($10.53)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($5.26)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.26)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $2,000 ($10.53)
    General: $1,000 ($5.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($10.53)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($10.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($5.26)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($84.21)
    General Support: $2,000 ($10.53)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($73.68)
    Total General Sales: $6,000 ($31.58)
    NEC: $1,000 ($5.26)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($5.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $71,000 ($373.68)

8.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($20,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Iowa average:

6.30%

1.97% of residents moved from foreign countries ($324 average AGI)
Decatur County:

1.97%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clarke County, IA  0.80% ($25,500 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.66% ($30,944)
from Wayne County, IA  0.36% ($21,600)


7.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
Iowa average:

6.47%

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:
to Clarke County, IA  1.18% ($28,906 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.63% ($36,941)
to Jackson County, MO  0.40% ($15,727)

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.)

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