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Population in 2012: 1,785 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.9%
 

Males: 791  (44.3%)
Females: 994  (55.7%)

Median resident age:  34.6 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49045.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,470 (it was $30,550 in 2000)
Decatur:

$33,470
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,692

Decatur village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,240 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Decatur:

$77,240
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $91,673; Detached houses: $91,870; Townhouses or other attached units: $120,362; In 2-unit structures: $71,254; Mobile homes: $85,785

Median gross rent in 2012: $555.

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  • White alone - 1,524 (83.8%)
  • Hispanic - 171 (9.4%)
  • Two or more races - 55 (3.0%)
  • Black alone - 47 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Decatur: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.5%), Irish (12.6%), English (8.2%), United States (6.9%), Dutch (6.5%), Polish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 780 feet

Land area: 1.15 square miles.

Population density: 1,553 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Decatur:

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur village:

  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

46 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe).

This village:  2.2%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Decatur to the number of sex offenders is 119 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,747 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,357 (2.2%)

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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
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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
Murders 000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.051.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 221112431211
per 100,000 108.2107.654.953.051.7106.1213.7163.556.7110.755.055.1
Robberies 000000111001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.053.454.556.70.00.055.1
Assaults 1171581121151110635
per 100,000 595.2376.5823.3423.7569.11114.1801.3599.5566.6332.2165.0275.3
Burglaries 258131610311925157109
per 100,000 1352.8430.3713.5847.5517.31644.61015.01362.4849.9387.6550.1495.6
Thefts 90941281491551561521441371015660
per 100,000 4870.15056.57025.27891.98018.68275.98119.77847.47762.05592.53080.33304.0
Auto thefts 2644411444131
per 100,000 108.2322.8219.5211.9206.9583.6213.7218.0226.655.4165.055.1
Arson 200115021010
per 100,000 108.20.00.053.051.7265.30.0109.056.70.055.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 521.6434.4576.8537.4654.5828.8787.0718.3583.7424.8260.8297.0

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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: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.75
Michigan average:

1.74

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +57 (+3.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Decatur-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 102% 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 below Michigan state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Van Buren County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Decatur topographic map

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


Hospitals/medical centers near Decatur:

  • BRONSON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LAWTON, MI)
  • BRONSON LAKEVIEW HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; PAW PAW, MI)
  • LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; PAW PAW, MI)

Political contributions by individuals in Decatur, 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.

Local government website: WWW.DECATURMI.ORG

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur:

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 17 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 5,240)
  • Western Michigan University (about 23 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 18,067)
  • Andrews University (about 23 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 2,408)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 32 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 11,690)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 34 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 4,535)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral (about 34 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 44 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 2,053)

Public high schools in Decatur:

Public elementary/middle schools in Decatur:

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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
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 CO  NO2 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.4. This is about average.
City:

36.4
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.5. This is about average. There were 56 monitors within city limits.
City:

26.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 21.1. This is about average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
City:

21.1
U.S.:

24.5
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. There were 38 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.6
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.4
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.77. This is better than average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.77
U.S.:

2.43

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

DECATUR (Population served: 1838, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-2003), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2003), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-22-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2002), St Admin Penalty assessed (JUL-18-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2002)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
M-51 CAMP 80-0147 (Population served: 111, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
M-51 CAMP 80-0147 (Population served: 111, 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) - Between APR-2000 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2000), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
MIG LABOR FALKNER M-51 CAMP (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MIG LABOR FAULKNER-RED CAMP (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MIG LABOR RICHTER FARMS (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • 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)
  • LAKE OF THE WOODS SUMMER CAMP (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LITTLE BURGER JOINT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE OF THE WOODS CAMP-GIRLS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.2%
(24.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.3% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 78.9% for American Indian residents, 11.3% for other race residents, 41.3% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Decatur, MI

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 compared to Michigan state average:

Decatur, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value 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 significantly 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.


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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 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 (76%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.83%
Here30.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchReformed Church in AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents40.6%9.7%5.6%4.6%3.5%
Congregations8.8%15.4%1.1%3.3%7.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaInternational Council of Community ChurchesOther
Adherents3.3%3.1%3.0%3.0%23.5%
Congregations3.3%3.3%1.1%3.3%52.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
This county:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 61
Van Buren County:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Van Buren County:

16.4%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$485
Other Government Administration 2$6,998$41,9887$819
Police Protection - Officers 4$12,370$37,1102$1,740
Police - Other 0$0 2$341
Airports 2$5,920$35,5200$0
Sewerage 1$2,413$28,9560$0
Water Supply 2$4,986$29,9160$0
Totals for Government 11$32,687$35,65912$3,385

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $374,000 ($209.52)
    Police Protection: $221,000 ($123.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $153,000 ($85.71)
    Water Utilities: $128,000 ($71.71)
    Central Staff Services: $99,000 ($55.46)
    Sewerage: $74,000 ($41.46)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($24.09)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($7.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $13,000 ($7.28)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($6.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $426,000 ($238.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($12.89)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $87,000 ($48.74)
    All Other: $13,000 ($7.28)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000 ($16.81)
    Highways: $3,000 ($1.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $44,000 ($24.65)
    Interest Earnings: $38,000 ($21.29)
    Rents: $9,000 ($5.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $163,000 ($91.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $257,000 ($143.98)
    Highways: $195,000 ($109.24)
    All Other: $3,000 ($1.68)
  • Tax - Property: $321,000 ($179.83)
    NEC: $5,000 ($2.80)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $370,000 ($207.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $355,000 ($198.88)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($8.40)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $167,000 ($93.56)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $508,000 ($284.59)

6.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,331 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Michigan average:

5.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kalamazoo County, MI  2.17% ($42,190 average AGI)
from Berrien County, MI  0.81% ($25,498)
from Allegan County, MI  0.64% ($25,802)


7.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
Michigan average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kalamazoo County, MI  2.15% ($33,900 average AGI)
to Berrien County, MI  0.73% ($29,186)
to Allegan County, MI  0.62% ($27,717)

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 drivers: 1
Apr 17, 1981 02:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 12, 1979 04:12 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 28, 1977 03:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 11, 1976 07:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (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 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/26/2000, Expiration Date: 06/26/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2001, Certifier: Donna Comer
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/09/2001, Expiration Date: 07/31/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2001, Certifier: Donna Comer
    Registrant: 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:

4
  • N Side Cr 3 52 Rt 2 (Lat: 42.116139 Lon: -86.138639), Call Sign: KNFR727, Licensee ID: L00039335
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/10/1997, Expiration Date: 06/30/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/03/2002
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/16/2002, Expiration Date: 08/16/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2012
    Registrant: 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, Certifier: Beth Cotner
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/12/2013, Expiration Date: 02/12/2023, Certifier: Jay Clark
    Registrant: Roe-Comm, Inc., 1400 Ramona Avenue, Portage, MI 49002, Phone: (269) 327-1045, Fax: (269) 327-8784, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/04/2013, Expiration Date: 02/04/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • DE72XC067, 38000 92nd Ave (Lat: 42.080833 Lon: -85.917500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.3 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: WQQR632
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/19/2013, Expiration Date: 02/19/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (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: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3431A , Serial Number: 22-1700, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 05/04/1956
    Registrant (Individual): William L Jr Lawson, 47367 72nd Ave, 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



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

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

Businesses in Decatur, MI

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

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