Decatur, Michigan

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Population in 2014: 1,772 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 
Males: 733  (41.4%)
Females: 1,039  (58.6%)
Median resident age:  34.4 years
Michigan median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 49045.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $35,845 (it was $30,550 in 2000)
Decatur:

$35,845
MI:

$51,084

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $19,379 (it was $14,098 in 2000)

Decatur village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $77,971 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Decatur:

$77,971
MI:

$137,500

Median gross rent in 2015: $523.

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  • Races in Decatur, MI (2010)

    Decatur races chart
    • 1,52483.8%White alone
    • 1719.4%Hispanic
    • 553.0%Two or more races
    • 472.6%Black alone
    • 150.8%American Indian alone
    • 60.3%Asian alone
    • 10.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Decatur: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (14.8%), German (12.5%), Dutch (8.7%), English (7.1%), Irish (3.3%), Polish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 780 feet

Land area: 1.15 square miles.

Population density: 1,542 people per square mile   (low).

Decatur,MI real estate house value index trend

Decatur, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Decatur:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur village:

  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 43.7%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

70 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This village:

3.4%
Michigan:

6.3%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, Michigan as of July 25, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Decatur to the number of sex offenders is 89 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,587 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,500 (2.2%)

Decatur satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (23.1 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (83.7 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (89.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lawton, MI (2.8 miles ), Lawrence, MI (2.9 miles ), Paw Paw, MI (2.9 miles ), Marcellus, MI (3.2 miles ), Dowagiac, MI (3.3 miles ), Hartford, MI (3.5 miles ), Mattawan, MI (3.5 miles ), Vandalia, MI (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $44,500
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $47,500
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $52,200
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $68,800
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $88,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $44,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $1,042,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $220,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.11 N, Longitude: 85.97 W

Area code: 269

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 2014 2015
Murders 00001000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.051.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 22111243121165
per 100,000 108.2107.654.953.051.7106.1213.7163.556.7110.755.055.1337.8283.4
Robberies 00000011100101
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.053.454.556.70.00.055.10.056.7
Assaults 1171581121151110635108
per 100,000 595.2376.5823.3423.7569.11,114.1801.3599.5566.6332.2165.0275.3563.1453.5
Burglaries 2581316103119251571091613
per 100,000 1,352.8430.3713.5847.5517.31,644.61,015.01,362.4849.9387.6550.1495.6900.9737.0
Theft 909412814915515615214413710156604571
per 100,000 4,870.15,056.57,025.27,891.98,018.68,275.98,119.77,847.47,762.05,592.53,080.33,304.02,533.84,024.9
Auto thefts 264441144413111
per 100,000 108.2322.8219.5211.9206.9583.6213.7218.0226.655.4165.055.156.356.7
Arson 20011502101010
per 100,000 108.20.00.053.051.7265.30.0109.056.70.055.00.056.30.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.6) 521.5434.3576.7519.1632.2800.5760.1693.7563.7410.3251.9286.9551.8551.6

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City-data.com crime index 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 2015, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Michigan average:

1.78
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +57 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Decatur, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Decatur-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.7 miles away from the Decatur village center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.7 miles away from the village center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Decatur-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% 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 272.4 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 248.7 miles away from Decatur center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 137.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 250.4 miles away from the city 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 290.6 miles away from Decatur 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 290.7 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 Van Buren County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Decatur topographic map

Birthplace of: Edgar Bergen - (1903-1978), ventriloquist.

Hospitals and medical centers near Decatur:

  • BRONSON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LAWTON, MI)
  • BRONSON LAKEVIEW HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; PAW PAW, MI)
  • LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; PAW PAW, MI)
  • THE TIMBERS OF CASS COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DOWAGIAC, MI)
  • DOWAGIAC NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DOWAGIAC, MI)
  • BORGESS-LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; DOWAGIAC, MI)
  • DSI WATERVLIET DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; WATERVLIET, MI)

Amtrak stations near Decatur:

  • 12 miles: DOWAGIAC (100 RAILROAD DR.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.
  • 16 miles: BANGOR (541 RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur:

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 17 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,369)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 22 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Western Michigan University (about 22 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Andrews University (about 23 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 32 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 34 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 44 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)

Public high school in Decatur:

Public elementary/middle schools in Decatur:

See full list of schools located in Decatur

Library in Decatur:

  • VAN BUREN DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,706,311; Location: 200 NORTH PHELPS STREET; 195,126 books; 4,928 audio materials; 8,872 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 428 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Would you please add SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE to the colleges near Decatur with over 2000 students? Thank you
  • Southwestern Michigan College

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Notable locations in Decatur: Decatur Police Department (A), Decatur - Hamilton Fire Department (B), Van Buren District Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Decatur include: Church of Jesus Christ (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), First Reformed Church (C), Emmanuel Church of God in Christ (D), Victory Missionary Baptist Church (E), Holy Family Catholic Church (F), Church of God (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Harrison Cemetery (1), Lakeside Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Decatur: Decatur Township Hall Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Have Companion Will Travel (53834 Gards Prairie Rd).

Van Buren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 67.4. This is about average.

City:

67.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.17
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 31.1%
(26.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.3% for Black residents, 31.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 86.7% for American Indian residents, 37.3% for other race residents, 57.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  63.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  11.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
20 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

People in group quarters in Decatur in 2000:

  • 11 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Decatur, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Decatur (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of Decatur: First State Bank Of Decatur at 124 Phelps Street, branch established on 1870/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $56.2 mil, Deposits: $45.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices
  • Edgewater Bank: 201 N Phelps Branch at 201 North Phelps, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $136.8 mil, Deposits: $114.5 mil, headquarters in Saint Joseph, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Michigan average:

10.9

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

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Religion statistics for Decatur village (based on Van Buren County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,9437
Evangelical Protestant7,57568
Mainline Protestant5,33729
Other5779
Black Protestant4944
None49,332-
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: 16
Van Buren County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Van Buren County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Van Buren County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 61
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Van Buren County:

28.5%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Decatur:

48.7%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.9%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Decatur:

29.1
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Decatur:

12.3%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Decatur:

34.9%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Decatur:

55.1%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.4%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Decatur, MI 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 1$598$7,1760$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,334$44,0047$818
Judicial and Legal 1$1,359$16,3080$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,945$37,8901$512
Streets and Highways 2$2,341$14,0461$1,096
Sewerage 3$3,306$13,2241$295
Water Supply 3$3,705$14,8201$357
Other and Unallocable 2$757$4,5421$241
Totals for Government 20$38,345$23,00712$3,319

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $374,000 ($211.06)
    Police Protection: $221,000 ($124.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $153,000 ($86.34)
    Water Utilities: $128,000 ($72.23)
    Central Staff Services: $99,000 ($55.87)
    Sewerage: $74,000 ($41.76)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($24.27)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($7.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $13,000 ($7.34)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($6.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $426,000 ($240.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($12.98)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $87,000 ($49.10)
    All Other: $13,000 ($7.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000 ($16.93)
    Highways: $3,000 ($1.69)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $44,000 ($24.83)
    Interest Earnings: $38,000 ($21.44)
    Rents: $9,000 ($5.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $163,000 ($91.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $257,000 ($145.03)
    Highways: $195,000 ($110.05)
    All Other: $3,000 ($1.69)
  • Tax - Property: $321,000 ($181.15)
    NEC: $5,000 ($2.82)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $370,000 ($208.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $355,000 ($200.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($8.47)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $167,000 ($94.24)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $508,000 ($286.68)

5.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,314 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
Michigan average:

5.09%

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 Kalamazoo County, MI  1.62% ($39,795 average AGI)
from Berrien County, MI  0.81% ($25,451)
from Allegan County, MI  0.60% ($27,965)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,806 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Michigan average:

5.58%

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 Kalamazoo County, MI  1.91% ($41,607 average AGI)
to Berrien County, MI  0.75% ($25,888)
to Allegan County, MI  0.56% ($29,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Decatur:

  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGTO (910 AM; 1 kW; CASSOPOLIS, MI; Owner: LARRY LANGFORD, JR.)
  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)
  • WDOW (1440 AM; 1 kW; DOWAGIAC, MI)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Decatur:

  • WDOW-FM (92.1 FM; DOWAGIAC, MI; Owner: JASON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • W247AM (97.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCNF (94.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WHFB-FM (99.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WHFB BROADCAST ASSOCIATES L P)
  • WZBL (103.7 FM; HARTFORD, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WSMK (99.1 FM; BUCHANAN, MI; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WLKM-FM (95.9 FM; THREE RIVERS, MI; Owner: IMPACT RADIO, LLC)
  • W258AH (99.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Decatur:

  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

Decatur fatal accident list:

Dec 10, 1984 10:03 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 17, 1983 11:30 PM, Clark St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 17, 1981 02:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 12, 1979 04:12 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 28, 1977 03:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Decatur)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • R3991 92nd Ave (Lat: 42.080889 Lon: -85.917500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121 m, Overall height: 122 m, Call Sign: WPGX586
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.562 MHzGrant Date: 06/26/2000, Expiration Date: 06/26/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2001, Certifier: Donna ComerRegistrant: Paging Network Of Michigan Inc, 1500 International Pkwy, Suite 300, Richardson, TX 75081, Phone: (972) 801-0304, Fax: (972) 801-0330
  • R3991 92nd Ave (Lat: 42.080889 Lon: -85.917500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 122 m, Call Sign: WPHU293
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.862 MHzGrant Date: 07/09/2001, Expiration Date: 07/31/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2001, Certifier: Donna ComerRegistrant: Paging Network Inc, 1500 International Pkwy, Suite 300, Richardson, TX 75081, Phone: (972) 801-0304, Fax: (972) 801-0330

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • N Side Cr 3 52 Rt 2 (Lat: 42.116139 Lon: -86.138639), Call Sign: KNFR727, Licensee ID: L00039335
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.775 MHzGrant Date: 06/10/1997, Expiration Date: 06/30/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/03/2002Registrant: Robert Canfield, 61146 Territorial Rd, Decatur, MI 49045, Phone: (616) 621-2510
  • 234 N Main (Lat: 42.166694 Lon: -85.850000), Call Sign: KGY486, Licensee ID: L00035288
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.0200 MHzGrant Date: 08/16/2002, Expiration Date: 08/16/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2012Registrant: Lawson Oil Co Inc, 120 Third St, Lawton, MI 49065, Phone: (616) 624-4851
  • 400 W Delaware (Lat: 42.104167 Lon: -85.982778), Call Sign: WQBH405
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.8400 MHz, 154.540 MHz, 33.4000 MHz, 33.1600 MHz, 31.2400 MHz, 468.487 MHz, 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz... (+22 more)Grant Date: 10/06/2004, Expiration Date: 10/06/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/06/2014, Certifier: Beth CotnerRegistrant: Dolfen Consulting Group, 95 Willow Lane, Bristol, IL 60512-9711, Phone: (630) 553-5886, Fax: (630) 566-1755, Email:
  • Lat: 42.104000 Lon: -85.970111, Call Sign: WQQQ327
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.600 MHz, 466.550 MHzGrant Date: 02/12/2013, Expiration Date: 02/12/2023, Certifier: Jay ClarkRegistrant: Roe-Comm, Inc., 1400 Ramona Avenue, Portage, MI 49002, Phone: (269) 327-1045, Fax: (269) 327-8784, Email:
  • Lat: 42.106222 Lon: -85.973250, Call Sign: WQRV926
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.250 MHz, 467.250 MHzGrant Date: 08/03/2013, Expiration Date: 08/03/2023, Certifier: Michael BorrieRegistrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DE72XC067, 38000 92nd Ave (Lat: 42.080833 Lon: -85.917500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.3 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: WQQN672
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/04/2013, Expiration Date: 02/04/2023, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Decatur)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BL-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 20426 , Serial Number: 1114, Year manufactured: 1938, Airworthiness Date: 08/27/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Eric O Richardson, 75780 46th St, Decatur, MI 49045
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 20821 , Serial Number: 183547, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 10/15/2002
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert Dba Conventional Air Danielson, 508 Greenbriar Ter, Decatur, MI 49045, Other Owners: Enterprizes Sk
  • Aircraft: GRASSO KURT TAYLORCOUPE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2806W , Serial Number: 1, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 05/15/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Eric O Richardson, 75780 46th St, Decatur, MI 49045
  • Aircraft: PHOENIX POWERED PARACHUTE INC PHOENIX LIBERTY (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3521W , Serial Number: 0502, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 11/19/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Dale E Bryant, 216 E Saint Marys St, Decatur, MI 49045
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4587V , Serial Number: D-1058, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Eric O Richardson, 75780 46th St, Decatur, MI 49045
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35A (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8490N , Serial Number: D-8811, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 05/02/1968
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert Danielson, 508 Greenbriar Ter, Decatur, MI 49045, Other Owners: Steven R Koshar

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$153,7301$71,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$115,0200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$72,0400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0116.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

DECATUR (Population served: 1,838, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
VOLINIA BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LUTZ'S DRIVE IN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LEISURE VALLEY CAMPGROUNDS (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKE OF THE WOODS SUMMER CAMP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LAKE OF THE WOODS CAMP-GIRLS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2007)
LITTLE BURGER JOINT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • ROADHOUSE GRILL (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OAK SHORES CAMPGROUND (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TIMBER TRAILS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPECIAL LITE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MIG LABOR FALKNER-RED CAMP (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MIG LABOR RICHTER FARMS (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 47
  • Hazardous Condition: 14
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Decatur

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Decatur, MI
Most common first names in Decatur, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4680.2 years
John4573.4 years
Robert3973.6 years
James3468.9 years
Charles3171.9 years
William2675.5 years
Joseph2373.9 years
Frank2176.4 years
George2076.3 years
Helen2079.2 years
Most common last names in Decatur, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2376.2 years
Johnson1380.7 years
Parish1171.4 years
Robinson1169.5 years
Vliek1175.5 years
Miller1067.5 years
Adams1076.6 years
Mead972.8 years
Brown866.9 years
Davis877.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Businesses in Decatur, MI

  • McDonald's: 1
  • Subway: 1
  • True Value: 1

Decatur compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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