For population 25 years and over in Decatur:
For population 15 years and over in Decatur village:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,203 (1.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (34.8 miles , pop. 85,013).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (53.0 miles , pop. 390,007).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (441.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Onawa, IA (2.8 miles ), Macy, NE (3.0 miles ), Whiting, IA (3.1 miles ), Blencoe, IA (3.2 miles ), Lyons, NE (3.5 miles ), Rosalie, NE (3.7 miles) , Turin, IA (3.8 miles) , Sloan, IA (4.0 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.01 N, Longitude: 96.25 W
Area code: 402
Population change in the 1990s: -42 (-6.4%).
Work and jobs in Decatur: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Decatur, Nebraska
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Decatur-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Decatur village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 7/15/1950, a category F4 tornado 21.0 miles away from the village center injured 33 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Decatur-area historical earthquake activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.3 miles away from Decatur center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Burt County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: John J. Whitacre - Politician, Ivan Quinn - Football player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Decatur:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Decatur:
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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.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Decatur and their reported violations in the past:DECATUR, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 637, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 6.2%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 47.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Decatur compared to Nebraska state average:
Banks with branches in Decatur (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Decatur (based on Burt County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.39%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Decatur government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Decatur government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Decatur government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
5.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,245 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:
6.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,289 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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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 122 meters (400ft)
Total costs: $8,369,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,890
Total average daily truck traffic: 186
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Decatur)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.