Decatur, Mississippi

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Population in 2014: 1,804 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +26.5%
Males: 826  (45.8%)
Females: 978  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  23.8 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 39327.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,775 (it was $28,333 in 2000)
Decatur:

$38,775
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,825 (it was $10,839 in 2000)

Decatur town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $104,137 (it was $59,700 in 2000)
Decatur:

$104,137
MS:

$97,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $122,054; Detached houses: $143,165; Mobile homes: $20,482

Median gross rent in 2013: $619.

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  • Races in Decatur, MS (2010)

    Decatur races chart
    • 1,16363.2%White alone
    • 62533.9%Black alone
    • 160.9%American Indian alone
    • 170.9%Hispanic
    • 150.8%Two or more races
    • 50.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Decatur: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (18.5%), English (13.8%), United States (9.3%), German (9.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 420 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 1,746 people per square mile   (low).

Decatur, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Decatur:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.4%
  • Unemployed: 14.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur town:

  • Never married: 47.8%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.3%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, Mississippi as of July 01, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Decatur to the number of sex offenders is 219 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,132 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $886 (1.1%)

Decatur satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (64.3 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (153.1 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (414.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Newton, MS (2.9 miles ), Union, MS (3.0 miles ), Conehatta, MS (3.1 miles ), Hickory, MS (3.2 miles ), Chunky, MS (3.6 miles ), Lake, MS (3.8 miles ), Collinsville, MS (4.0 miles ), Sebastopol, MS (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 32.44 N, Longitude: 89.11 W

Area code: 601

Decatur household income distribution Decatur home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Mississippi average:

2.15
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Decatur, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Decatur-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 124% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the Decatur town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 1/23/1969, a category F4 tornado 10.9 miles away from the town center killed 32 people and injured 241 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Decatur-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 141.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 126.8 miles away from Decatur center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 115.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 231.9 miles away from Decatur center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 246.1 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 Newton County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Decatur topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles Evers.

Hospitals and medical centers near Decatur:

  • SOUTHERN CARE NEWTON, INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; NEWTON, MS)
  • NEWTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; NEWTON, MS)
  • HOSPICE DIRECT INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; UNION, MS)
  • HILLTOP MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; UNION, MS)
  • BEDFORD CARE CENTER OF NEWTON (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NEWTON, MS)
  • MS CARE CENTER OF MORTON (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MORTON, MS)
  • HOMECARE HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; SEBASTOPOL, MS)

College/University in Decatur:

  • East Central Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,380; Location: 275 West Broad Street; Public; Website: www.eccc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Decatur:

  • Meridian Community College (about 23 miles; Meridian, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,750)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 46 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • University of West Alabama (about 56 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 59 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • Holmes Community College (about 60 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)
  • Belhaven University (about 63 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 3,147)
  • Jackson State University (about 65 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 7,485)

Public high schools in Decatur:

Private high school in Decatur:

Public elementary/middle school in Decatur:

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

Newton 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 56.9. This is better than average.

City:

56.9
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 24.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.9%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.2% for Black residents, 57.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.0%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.4%
Whole state:  5.7%

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
392 people in college/university student housing in 2010
46 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
489 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Decatur, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Decatur (2011 data):

  • Great Southern National Bank: Bank Of Decatur Branch at 15122 Highway 15 South, branch established on 1986/06/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $263.8 mil, Deposits: $234.8 mil, headquarters in Meridian, MS, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Quitman Management Company, Inc.
  • The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, Mississippi: Decatur Branch at 15220 Highway 15 South, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $853.7 mil, Deposits: $573.8 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, MS, positive income, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Mississippi average:

12.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Decatur town (based on Newton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,49645
Mainline Protestant1,27712
Black Protestant6884
Catholic1212
Other11
None9,137-
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: 9
Newton County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Newton County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Newton County:

7.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Newton County:

34.9%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.9%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.7%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.6%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.3
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.8%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.9%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Decatur:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.0%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.8%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Decatur:

80.0%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Decatur, MS 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
Other Government Administration 2$6,861$41,1666$6,375
Judicial and Legal 1$3,910$46,9201$562
Police Protection - Officers 5$12,000$28,80010$1,819
Streets and Highways 1$2,380$28,5601$996
Sewerage 1$3,041$36,4921$535
Water Supply 2$4,514$27,0841$996
Other and Unallocable 0$0 6$630
Totals for Government 12$32,706$32,70626$11,913

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,019 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

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 Lauderdale County, MS  0.90% ($29,061 average AGI)
from Scott County, MS  0.64% ($31,213)
from Neshoba County, MS  0.63% ($24,696)


6.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,991 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

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 Lauderdale County, MS  1.04% ($32,675 average AGI)
to Neshoba County, MS  0.88% ($27,046)
to Scott County, MS  0.63% ($24,447)

Strongest AM radio stations in Decatur:

  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMER (1390 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MICHAEL H. GLASS)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNBN (1290 AM; 3 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: FRANK RACKLEY, JR.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Decatur:

  • WZKS (104.1 FM; UNION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMSO (97.9 FM; NEWTON, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMAW-FM (88.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMBU (89.1 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W217AQ (91.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMMZ (102.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYYW (95.1 FM; MARION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMLV (106.9 FM; STONEWALL, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • W213AV (90.5 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKXI-FM (107.5 FM; MAGEE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WWSL (102.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, MS; Owner: H & G C, INC.)
  • WKZW (94.3 FM; SANDERSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W211BD (89.7 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Decatur:

  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W36CU (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50BQ (Channel 50; MERIDIAN, ETC., MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W46CL (Channel 46; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52DE (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W65DE (Channel 65; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CS (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W59DE (Channel 59; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53CE (Channel 53; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CH (Channel 34; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W20BS (Channel 20; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W36BY (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W43BM (Channel 43; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGBC (Channel 30; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INCORPORATED)
  • WMDN (Channel 24; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: WMDN, INC.)

Decatur fatal accident list:

Aug 13, 2003 03:05 PM, Sr-15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Sep 30, 1977 09:15 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 4,800Total average daily traffic
  • 144Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,200Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Decatur)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 32.451000 Lon: -89.180361, Call Sign: WQKS324
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.502 MHzGrant Date: 08/31/2009, Expiration Date: 08/31/2019, Certifier: Jeff AlexanderRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KC5BDY, Licensee ID: L00809149, Grant Date: 11/13/2013, Expiration Date: 02/07/2024, Registrant: Betty H Purvis, Decatur, MS 39327
  • Call Sign: KC5FMR, Licensee ID: L00810765, Grant Date: 02/10/2004, Expiration Date: 02/22/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2016, Certifier: Margaret E Muse, Registrant: Margaret E Muse, 5178 Chaple Hill Rd, Decatur, MS 39327
  • Call Sign: KD5GGM, Licensee ID: L00222564, Grant Date: 02/05/1999, Expiration Date: 02/05/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/08/2011, Registrant: Robert E Williams, 7076 Decatur Conehatta Rd, Decatur, MS 39327
  • Call Sign: N5VWT, Licensee ID: L00387108, Grant Date: 06/22/2011, Expiration Date: 08/27/2021, Registrant: William R Estes, 12732 Hickory Little Rock Rd, Decatur, MS 39327
  • Call Sign: W5CSU, Previous Call Sign: WD5CSU, Licensee ID: L00202120, Grant Date: 08/03/2007, Expiration Date: 09/17/2017, Certifier: Johnny R Upton Jr, Registrant: Johnny R Upton Jr, 15748 Highway 503, Decatur, MS 39327-9388
  • Call Sign: NY5Y, Previous Call Sign: AB5YL, Licensee ID: L00152703, Grant Date: 07/29/2010, Expiration Date: 08/15/2020, Certifier: R.T. Purvis Jr, Registrant: R T Purvis Jr, Decatur, MS 39327-0246
  • Call Sign: KF5OLY, Licensee ID: L01689748, Grant Date: 02/16/2012, Expiration Date: 02/16/2022, Certifier: Michael J Smith, Registrant: Michael J Smith, 648 N Decatur Carthage Rd, Decatur, MS 39327

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Decatur

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Decatur, MS
Most common first names in Decatur, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4575.2 years
James3872.9 years
John3178.2 years
Mary2579.0 years
Robert2374.5 years
Annie2078.3 years
Charles2068.7 years
Willie1776.1 years
Thomas1677.5 years
Mattie1484.1 years
Most common last names in Decatur, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3478.7 years
Mcmullan3081.3 years
Addy2476.2 years
Mcelhenney1870.6 years
Williams1873.2 years
Hollingswort1580.4 years
Johnson1575.5 years
Taylor1474.5 years
Wansley1479.9 years
Graham1483.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Utility gas (38%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Businesses in Decatur, MS

  • Curves: 1

Decatur compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Decatur on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 1,000+)"
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