For population 25 years and over in Decatur:
For population 15 years and over in Decatur town:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $398 (0.6%)
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
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
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
Decatur-area historical tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 233% 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 above Mississippi state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from Decatur center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from Decatur center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: Tornadoes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Winds: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Charles Evers.
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.5. This is about average. There were 56 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 21.1. This is about average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. There were 38 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.77. This is better than average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.0%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
489 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
Decatur compared to Mississippi state average:
Banks with branches in Decatur (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Decatur (based on Newton County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.89%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,900 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,654 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $335,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 162
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 8,100
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Decatur)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Paging Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:6
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in Decatur, MS