Decatur, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 9,561 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.3%
 
Males: 4,688  (49.0%)
Females: 4,873  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

39.0 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 46733.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,533 (it was $37,234 in 2000)
Decatur:

$48,533
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,253 (it was $18,186 in 2000)

Decatur city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $116,236 (it was $76,200 in 2000)
Decatur:

$116,236
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $123,550; detached houses: $123,312; townhouses or other attached units: $98,264; in 2-unit structures: $109,723

Median gross rent in 2017: $561.

March 2019 cost of living index in Decatur: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.1%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 88.9% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.6% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Decatur, IN (2010)
    • 8,43789.7%White alone
    • 7908.4%Hispanic
    • 670.7%Two or more races
    • 470.5%Black alone
    • 340.4%Asian alone
    • 260.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.02%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, Indiana as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Decatur is 450 to 1.


Crime rates in Decatur by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(32.1)
1
(10.6)
6
(63.6)
2
(21.1)
5
(52.4)
2
(20.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(52.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
2
(21.2)
2
(21.2)
2
(21.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.6)
1
(10.6)
1
(10.5)
1
(10.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(41.8)
7
(72.8)
1
(10.5)
6
(63.3)
6
(62.7)
2
(20.7)
8
(84.6)
5
(53.0)
5
(53.5)
4
(42.5)
5
(53.0)
2
(21.1)
4
(41.9)
14
(146.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
20
(209.2)
14
(145.7)
22
(231.4)
12
(126.5)
8
(83.5)
18
(185.9)
8
(84.6)
14
(148.4)
15
(160.5)
20
(212.3)
32
(339.1)
28
(295.5)
9
(94.3)
10
(104.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
79
(826.5)
57
(593.1)
43
(452.3)
67
(706.5)
52
(543.0)
46
(475.1)
36
(380.8)
49
(519.6)
161
(1,723)
168
(1,784)
167
(1,770)
136
(1,436)
122
(1,279)
114
(1,189)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(83.7)
13
(135.3)
9
(94.7)
9
(94.9)
8
(83.5)
2
(20.7)
6
(63.5)
3
(31.8)
10
(107.0)
3
(31.9)
5
(53.0)
8
(84.4)
6
(62.9)
10
(104.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A4
(41.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)62.883.244.063.767.740.949.550.7131.5105.7163.4109.1116.2112.3

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City-data.com crime index in Decatur, IN

Crime rate in Decatur detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Indiana average:

1.08
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Ancestries: German (28.3%), American (25.8%), English (6.2%), European (3.4%), Irish (2.4%), Swiss (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 794 feet

Land area: 4.92 square miles.

Population density: 1,942 people per square mile   (low).

Decatur, Indiana map

133 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $849 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $706 (0.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 40.83 N, Longitude: 84.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,068 (+21.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,218 (49.6%)

Area code: 260

Distribution of median household income in Decatur, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Decatur, IN in 2017
Decatur satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2017: 25 buildings, average cost: $168,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Decatur, IN residents
Average permit cost in Decatur, IN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Indiana:

3.9%
Historical population in Decatur, IN
Historical housing units in Decatur, IN

Population change in the 1990s: +242 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in Decatur, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (15.3%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.8%)
  • Wood products (4.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.8%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Decatur, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)

Average climate in Decatur, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Decatur, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.447. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.447
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.84
U.S.:

8.46

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 Decatur 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 (13).
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

Hospitals and medical centers in Decatur:

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

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 school in Decatur:

Public elementary/middle schools in Decatur:

Private elementary/middle schools in Decatur:

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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

Points of interest:

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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).

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).

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

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)
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

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)

For population 15 years and over in Decatur:

Marital status in Decatur, IN
  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Decatur:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Decatur
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Decatur, IN (based on Adams County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,83190
Catholic3,6052
Mainline Protestant3,43917
Other3072
None9,205-
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: 5
Adams County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.4%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Decatur:

21.3%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Decatur:

11.9%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Decatur:

33.3%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
Decatur:

54.2%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.2%
State:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Decatur, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$71,373$50,3810$0
Water Supply 10$36,686$44,0230$0
Streets and Highways 9$32,067$42,7560$0
Firefighters 9$37,860$50,4800$0
Sewerage 7$24,696$42,3361$722
Other Government Administration 6$8,002$16,0040$0
Other and Unallocable 5$19,036$45,6860$0
Solid Waste Management 4$12,059$36,1770$0
Parks and Recreation 4$14,258$42,77414$3,904
Police - Other 3$8,002$32,0080$0
Financial Administration 2$8,842$53,0520$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,144$37,7280$0
Natural Resources 1$3,789$45,4680$0
Totals for Government 78$279,814$43,04815$4,626

Decatur government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,448,000 ($151.45)
    Water Utilities: $1,249,000 ($130.63)
    Police Protection: $1,070,000 ($111.91)
    Central Staff Services: $981,000 ($102.60)
    Regular Highways: $918,000 ($96.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $615,000 ($64.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $552,000 ($57.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $290,000 ($30.33)
    Financial Administration: $68,000 ($7.11)
    Parking Facilities: $26,000 ($2.72)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($1.78)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $24,666,000 ($2579.86)
    Corporate Bonds: $9,155,000 ($957.54)
    Benefit Payments: $5,177,000 ($541.47)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $3,460,000 ($361.89)
    Withdrawals: $75,000 ($7.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $772,000 ($80.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $10,000 ($1.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($0.63)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,016,000 ($315.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($3.97)

Decatur government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,162,000 ($226.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $494,000 ($51.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $70,000 ($7.32)
    Parking Facilities: $9,000 ($0.94)
    Other: $8,000 ($0.84)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $1,108,000 ($115.89)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $373,000 ($39.01)
    From Other Governments: $343,000 ($35.87)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $36,000 ($3.77)
    Highways: $35,000 ($3.66)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($3.56)
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($1.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000 ($1.15)
    Rents: $10,000 ($1.05)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,671,000 ($174.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $969,000 ($101.35)
    Other: $315,000 ($32.95)
    General Local Government Support: $65,000 ($6.80)
  • Tax - Property: $2,439,000 ($255.10)
    Individual Income: $936,000 ($97.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $27,000 ($2.82)
    Other License: $18,000 ($1.88)

Decatur government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,301,000 ($1600.36)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,328,000 ($1498.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $973,000 ($101.77)

Decatur government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $220,000 ($23.01)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $10,854,000 ($1135.24)
    Total Other Securities: $4,895,000 ($511.98)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,422,000 ($671.69)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,000 ($8.37)

3.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.45%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Allen County, IN  0.91% ($35,322 average AGI)
from Wells County, IN  0.61% ($39,247)
from Jay County, IN  0.26% ($31,697)


4.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Allen County, IN  1.18% ($43,927 average AGI)
to Wells County, IN  0.69% ($38,161)
to Jay County, IN  0.28% ($28,029)
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

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.)
Decatur fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Decatur fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 54Number of bridges
  • 371ft / 113mTotal length
  • 133,684Total average daily traffic
  • 15,981Total average daily truck traffic
  • 215,747Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Decatur, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 181990-1999
  • 52000-2009
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$01$86,900
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.00 , 0303.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Decatur, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Decatur, IN - Value

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 68. The highest number of reported fires - 103 took place in 2008, and the least - 10 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Decatur, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (40.0%), and Outside Fires (34.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Decatur, IN
    • 43640.0%Structure Fires
    • 37534.4%Outside Fires
    • 16815.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 11110.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Decatur, IN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Decatur, Indiana:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1033 N 13TH St, Decatur, Indiana 46733 , Phone: (260) 728-2196, Fax: (260) 728-2563
  • Matador Inn, 922 N 13TH St, Decatur, Indiana 46733 , Phone: (260) 728-2101
  • Amerihost Inn Decatur, 1201 S 13th St, Decatur, Indiana 46733 , Phone: (260) 728-4600, Fax: (260) 728-4611
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Decatur, Indiana
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Decatur, IN
  • 82.3%Utility gas
  • 17.1%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Decatur, IN
  • 65.8%Utility gas
  • 34.2%Electricity


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 24 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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