Decatur, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 9,418 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.2%
 
Males: 4,688  (49.8%)
Females: 4,730  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  37.2 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46733.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,920 (it was $37,234 in 2000)
Decatur:

$40,920
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,624 (it was $18,186 in 2000)

Decatur city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,788 (it was $76,200 in 2000)
Decatur:

$89,788
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $109,509; Detached houses: $110,827; Townhouses or other attached units: $106,344; In 2-unit structures: $117,672; Mobile homes: $28,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $553.

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  • White alone - 8,437 (89.7%)
  • Hispanic - 790 (8.4%)
  • Two or more races - 67 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 47 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 34 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 26 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.02%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.02%)

Races in Decatur detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Decatur: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.4%), Irish (10.1%), United States (9.0%), English (5.7%), French (2.9%), Swiss (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 794 feet

Land area: 4.92 square miles.

Population density: 1,913 people per square mile   (low).

Decatur,IN real estate house value index trend

Decatur, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Decatur:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur city:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

88 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, Indiana as of July 07, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Decatur to the number of sex offenders is 468 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $872 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $977 (1.0%)

Decatur satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (20.1 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (159.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Monroe, IN (2.4 miles ), Wren, OH (2.9 miles) , Hoagland, IN (3.0 miles ), Willshire, OH (3.0 miles ), Monroeville, IN (3.2 miles ), Vera Cruz, IN (3.4 miles) , Berne, IN (3.5 miles ), Ossian, IN (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 29 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $64,500
  • 2004: 29 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $212,900
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $191,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.83 N, Longitude: 84.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,690 (+16.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,889 (55.8%)

Area code: 260

Decatur household income distribution Decatur home values distribution

Crime rates in Decatur by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.010.40.00.00.0
Rapes 000001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.010.40.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 031005020122
per 100,000 0.031.110.50.00.052.00.021.10.010.321.221.2
Assaults 1204647166285
per 100,000 125.20.042.163.041.872.810.563.362.720.784.653.0
Burglaries 317151920142212818814
per 100,000 323.572.5157.9199.5209.2145.7231.4126.583.5185.984.6148.4
Thefts 108167881067957436752463649
per 100,000 1127.11730.4926.11113.1826.5593.1452.3706.5543.0475.1380.8519.6
Auto thefts 21151118813998263
per 100,000 219.2155.4115.8189.083.7135.394.794.983.520.763.531.8
Arson 0100100N/A4000
per 100,000 0.010.40.00.010.50.00.0N/A41.80.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 103.089.764.480.558.677.741.159.563.238.246.247.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Decatur detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Indiana average:

1.96
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +242 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Decatur: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Decatur, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Decatur-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/10/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Decatur city center killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused $30 million in damages.

On 2/18/1992, a category F4 tornado 20.0 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Decatur-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.6 miles away from the city center
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 227.7 miles away from Decatur center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 189.0 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 209.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 240.4 miles away from Decatur center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 203.2 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 Adams County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Decatur topographic map

Birthplace of: David Smith (sculptor) - Artist, Dick Buckley - Radio personality, John Fetzer - Businessman, Richard France - Football player, Luke Gross - Rugby union player, Landon Adler - College basketball player (Ball State Cardinals), Nate Richie - College basketball player (Drake Bulldogs), Seth Colclasure - College basketball player (Valparaiso Crusaders).

Hospitals and medical centers in Decatur:

  • ADAMS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1100 MERCER AVE)
  • FMC - TRI-COUNTIES DIALYSIS CENTER (817 S 13TH ST)
  • DECATUR COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (1145 MERCER AVENUE)
  • WOODCREST NURSING CENTER (1300 MERCER AVE)

Airports and heliports located in Decatur:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur:

  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 20 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,320)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 22 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 22 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Taylor University (about 40 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio (about 42 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 4,231)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 45 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)
  • James A Rhodes State College (about 48 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 2,689)

Public high schools in Decatur:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Decatur:

Private elementary/middle schools in Decatur:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 340; Location: 127 N 4TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WYNEKEN MEMORIAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 190; Location: 11565 N US HIGHWAY 27; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 98; Location: 1022 W MONROE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PETER-IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 85; Location: 3845 E 1100 N; Grades: KG - 8)
  • PLEASANT MILLS SCHOOLS (Students: 57; Location: 790 S 650 E; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • COUNTRYSIDE SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 1342 S 250 E; Grades: 1 - 6)
See full list of schools located in Decatur, map of school districts: NORTH ADAMS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, ADAMS CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Library in Decatur:

  • ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $707,792; Location: 128 SOUTH 3RD STREET; 93,320 books; 3,669 audio materials; 4,472 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 250 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • As of July 4, 2005, the new hospital facility was opened. http://www.adamshospital.com The new name is Adams Memorial Hospital located at 1100 Mercer Street, Decatur, IN

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Notable location: Decatur Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Borum Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Decatur include: Hanna City Park (1), McMillen Park (2), Stratton Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Adams County Historical Museum (420 West Monroe Street), Memories in Motion (Tours & Charters; 1409 Canterbury Drive), Land Cruise Inc (Tours & Charters; 2202 East 150 North).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Decatur (1302 South 13th Street), Comfort Inn (1302 South 13th Street), Days Inn (1033 North 13th Street), Matador Inn (922 N 13th St), Amerihost Inn & Suites-Decatur (1201 South 13th Street).

Courts: Adams County - Adams County Court House- Council On Aging (313 West Jefferson), Adams County - Adams County Court House- Prosecuting Attorney (313 West Jefferson), Second At Court Street Antiques (140 South 2nd), Adams County - Courts- Adams Superior Court (122 South 3rd Street).

Adams County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 97.5. This is worse than average.

City:

97.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.638. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.638
U.S.:

0.303

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 19.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.9
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Decatur and their reported violations in the past:

PREBLE GARDENS (Population served: 356, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
PLEASANT DALE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN (Population served: 225, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-2013), St Boil Water Order (SEP-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-09-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2013), St Boil Water Order (JUL-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2013)
SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In APR-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-25-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAY-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
COUNTRY ACRES ASSOCIATION (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 29 regular monitoring violations
REGION 8 EDUCATION SERVICE CENTER (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 10 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Decatur that have no violations reported:

  • DECATUR WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 8,650, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.4%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.6% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 13.1% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.6%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Decatur in 2010:

  • 93 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Decatur in 2000:

  • 46 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Decatur, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Decatur compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Decatur (2011 data):

  • First Merchants Bank National Association: Woodcrest, Decatur 13th St, Decatur Downtown. Info updated 2012/02/13: Bank assets: $4,154.9 mil, Deposits: $3,154.7 mil, headquarters in Muncie, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 89 total offices, Holding Company: First Merchants Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Decatur North Dt Branch at 334 North Second St., branch established on 2007/07/01; Decatur Branch at 101 North Second Street, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • First Bank of Berne: Decatur Branch at 1111 South 13th Street, branch established on 1995/11/15; Decatur East Branch at 304 East Monroe Street, branch established on 2002/06/03. Info updated 2012/03/07: Bank assets: $434.5 mil, Deposits: $319.2 mil, headquarters in Berne, IN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Berne Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Decatur Main Branch at 1 Yorkshire Drive, branch established on 1978/07/10. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Woodforest National Bank: Decatur Wal-Mart Branch at 1700 South 13th Street, branch established on 2007/05/26. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Decatur, Indiana:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1033 N 13TH St, Decatur, IN 46733 , Phone: (260) 728-2196, Fax: (260) 728-2563
  • Matador Inn, 922 N 13TH St, Decatur, IN 46733 , Phone: (260) 728-2101
  • Miller's Motel, 630 N 13TH St, Decatur, IN 46733 , Phone: (260) 724-7151
  • Amerihost Inn Decatur, 1201 S 13th St, Decatur, IN 46733 , Phone: (260) 728-4600, Fax: (260) 728-4611
  • Comfort Inn, 1302 S 13TH St, Decatur, IN 46733 , Phone: (260) 724-8888, Fax: (260) 724-8888
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Decatur, Indiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.63%
Here: 62.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOld Order AmishUnited Church of Christ
Adherents22.8%18.6%12.8%12.8%7.2%
Congregations2.4%8.4%12.0%41.0%4.8%
NameMennonite Church USAMissionary ChurchChurch of the NazareneChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents6.8%4.8%3.7%2.2%8.4%
Congregations1.2%4.8%4.8%1.2%19.3%
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: 5
Adams County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Adams County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

28.8%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

14.3%
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 2$7,742$46,4520$0
Other Government Administration 8$14,542$21,8130$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,900$34,8000$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$60,677$42,8310$0
Police - Other 7$14,460$24,7890$0
Firefighters 10$35,823$42,9880$0
Streets and Highways 8$25,742$38,6130$0
Solid Waste Management 4$11,077$33,2311$841
Sewerage 7$22,795$39,0771$1,074
Parks and Recreation 6$20,975$41,95014$3,352
Water Supply 10$33,409$40,0910$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$753
Totals for Government 80$250,142$37,52117$6,020

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,041,000 ($110.53)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $949,000 ($100.76)
    Sewerage: $937,000 ($99.49)
    Regular Highways: $898,000 ($95.35)
    Central Staff Services: $870,000 ($92.38)
    Police Protection: $809,000 ($85.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $495,000 ($52.56)
    Fire Protection: $446,000 ($47.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $218,000 ($23.15)
    General - Other: $161,000 ($17.09)
    Financial Administration: $56,000 ($5.95)
    General Public Buildings: $31,000 ($3.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($2.12)
    Parking Facilities: $20,000 ($2.12)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $300,000 ($31.85)
    Benefit Payments: $74,000 ($7.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $61,000 ($6.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $69,000 ($7.33)
    Police Protection: $52,000 ($5.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $26,000 ($2.76)
    Central Staff: $20,000 ($2.12)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($0.64)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,121,000 ($331.39)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $977,000 ($103.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000 ($13.27)
    Parks & Recreation: $73,000 ($7.75)
    All Other: $58,000 ($6.16)
    Parking Facilities: $11,000 ($1.17)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $44,000 ($4.67)
    From Other Government: $16,000 ($1.70)
    From Local Government: $4,000 ($0.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $63,000 ($6.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $399,000 ($42.37)
    General Revenue, NEC: $108,000 ($11.47)
    Property Sale Other: $11,000 ($1.17)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,095,000 ($222.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $390,000 ($41.41)
    Highways: $297,000 ($31.54)
    All Other: $266,000 ($28.24)
  • Tax - Property: $2,160,000 ($229.35)
    Individual Income: $764,000 ($81.12)
    NEC: $32,000 ($3.40)

Decatur government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,300,000 ($138.03)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,110,000 ($117.86)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $190,000 ($20.17)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,648,000 ($705.88)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $76,000 ($8.07)

3.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.08%
Indiana average:

5.59%

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 Allen County, IN  0.86% ($32,086 average AGI)
from Wells County, IN  0.43% ($27,846)
from Jay County, IN  0.32% ($36,538)


4.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,950 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Indiana average:

5.83%

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 Allen County, IN  1.07% ($30,811 average AGI)
to Wells County, IN  0.54% ($29,836)
to Jay County, IN  0.32% ($24,900)

Strongest AM radio stations in Decatur:

  • WADM (1540 AM; daytime; 0 kW; DECATUR, IN; Owner: WELLS COUNTY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFCV (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGL (1250 AM; 2 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Decatur:

  • WBYR (98.9 FM; VAN WERT, OH; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WQHK-FM (105.1 FM; DECATUR, IN; Owner: JAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZBD (92.7 FM; BERNE, IN; Owner: ADAMS COUNTY RADIO, INC)
  • WJFX (107.9 FM; NEW HAVEN, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE RADIO CORP.)
  • WLAB (88.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA DISTTRICT OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MO SYNOD, INC.)
  • WNUY (100.1 FM; BLUFFTON, IN; Owner: WELLS COUNTY RADIO CORP.)
  • WAJI (95.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WBCL (90.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBNI-FM (89.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NE IN., INC.)
  • WNHT (96.3 FM; CHURUBUSCO, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFWI (92.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIMT (102.1 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMLX (103.3 FM; ST. MARYS, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLDE (101.7 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WBCJ (88.1 FM; SPENCERVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WYLT (103.9 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKKI (94.3 FM; CELINA, OH; Owner: SONSHINE CORP.)
  • W209AW (89.7 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • WCYT (91.1 FM; LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, IN; Owner: SOUTHWEST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS)

TV broadcast stations around Decatur:

  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WISE-TV (Channel 33; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: NVG-FORT WAYNE II, LLC)
  • WFFT-TV (Channel 55; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: QUOROM OF FT. WAYNE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPTA (Channel 21; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: WPTA-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFWA (Channel 39; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W66BD (Channel 53; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TELEVISION)
  • DW68BN (Channel 68; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: ZONATION BROADCASTING)
  • WLMO-LP (Channel 65; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • W45AG (Channel 45; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAN STAR, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Decatur, Indiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 34
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 51
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 36
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 83
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 112
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 35
  • Fatalities: 122
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 280
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11
See more detailed statistics of Decatur fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 56 meters (184ft)
Total costs: $85,000
Total average daily traffic: 94,491
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,221
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 135,403

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Decatur, IN
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$65,71638$68,753109$76,5157$31,14411$53,131
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$59,5708$85,8801$8,3400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$64,9105$100,00437$68,3047$14,4261$24,150
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$74,66326$78,7750$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$73,1002$95,0450$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.00 , 0303.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$81,15811$85,112
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$110,650
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$86,900
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.00 , 0303.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 76
  • Hazardous Condition: 58
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Decatur

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Decatur, IN
Most common first names in Decatur, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary12782.3 years
Robert10974.4 years
John9877.3 years
William8074.1 years
Charles6973.8 years
Helen6680.9 years
Richard6468.7 years
James6374.3 years
Margaret5080.8 years
Ruth4383.0 years
Most common last names in Decatur, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller7973.3 years
Smith4479.6 years
Johnson3674.6 years
Baker3376.4 years
Myers3175.7 years
Sheets3074.6 years
Thieme2981.0 years
Meyer2976.1 years
Andrews2978.2 years
Bleeke2882.3 years
Businesses in Decatur, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Baymont Inn1Maurices1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
GNC1UPS4
H&R Block1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Kroger1

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  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
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  • #24 (46733) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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