Decatur, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 1,633 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.1%
 
Males: 773  (47.4%)
Females: 860  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

42.8 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37322.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,309 (it was $29,402 in 2000)
Decatur:

$41,309
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,913 (it was $18,784 in 2000)

Decatur town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $125,653 (it was $70,200 in 2000)
Decatur:

$125,653
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $150,118; detached houses: $165,214; mobile homes: $34,734

Median gross rent in 2017: $585.

March 2019 cost of living index in Decatur: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.6%
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  • Races in Decatur, TN (2010)
    • 1,55597.3%White alone
    • 161.0%Hispanic
    • 110.7%American Indian alone
    • 90.6%Black alone
    • 50.3%Two or more races
    • 20.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, Tennessee as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Decatur is 45 to 1.


Crime rates in Decatur by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(63.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(136.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.2)
2
(127.4)
0
(0.0)
4
(255.9)
1
(63.7)
1
(63.7)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(484.4)
3
(204.4)
3
(204.4)
2
(136.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(66.1)
3
(186.1)
9
(559.4)
1
(63.7)
7
(447.3)
19
(1,216)
15
(954.8)
10
(636.5)
4
(245.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15
(1,038)
14
(953.7)
9
(613.1)
13
(888.6)
15
(1,010)
11
(727.5)
12
(744.4)
10
(621.5)
0
(0.0)
8
(511.2)
14
(895.7)
12
(763.8)
13
(827.5)
6
(368.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
29
(2,007)
52
(3,542)
53
(3,610)
50
(3,418)
38
(2,559)
33
(2,183)
32
(1,985)
38
(2,362)
44
(2,803)
30
(1,917)
39
(2,495)
28
(1,782)
33
(2,101)
26
(1,596)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(346.0)
7
(476.8)
2
(136.2)
2
(136.7)
5
(336.7)
1
(66.1)
3
(186.1)
3
(186.5)
5
(318.5)
8
(511.2)
2
(128.0)
4
(254.6)
9
(572.9)
5
(306.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)277.5287.5280.0237.2200.0156.7183.6283.4188.5293.9492.6355.2334.2163.3

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City-data.com crime index in Decatur, TN

Crime rate in Decatur detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.68
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: American (50.1%), Irish (12.1%), German (9.1%), English (6.2%), Dutch (3.0%), Scottish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1838

Elevation: 788 feet

Land area: 2.56 square miles.

Population density: 638 people per square mile   (low).

Decatur, Tennessee map

15 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $698 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $479 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (42.3 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (118.8 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (464.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ten Mile, TN (3.2 miles ),
Riceville, TN (3.3 miles ),
Calhoun-Riceville, TN (3.4 miles ),
Big Spring-East View, TN (3.4 miles ),
Athens, TN (3.4 miles ),
Spring City, TN (3.5 miles ),
Dayton, TN (3.5 miles ),
Niota, TN (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 35.52 N, Longitude: 84.79 W

Area code: 423

Distribution of median household income in Decatur, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Decatur, TN in 2017
Decatur satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Decatur, TN residents
Average permit cost in Decatur, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+1.8%).
Most common industries in Decatur, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.7%)
  • Utilities (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.3%)
  • Utilities (9.3%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Decatur, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.7%)

Average climate in Decatur, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Decatur, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.6. This is better than average.

City:

59.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.27
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.47. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.47
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 2.26. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.26
U.S.:

1.79
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Decatur-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Decatur town center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Decatur-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 50.6 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 191.7 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 265.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 173.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.8 miles away from Decatur center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Meigs County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Decatur topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Decatur:

  • BROOKEWOOD NURSING CENTER, INC (332 RIVER ROAD)
  • DECATUR HEALTH CARE (WATTS BAR RD BOX 441)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Decatur:

  • FMC ATHENS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; ATHENS, TN)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, ATHENS (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ATHENS, TN)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF ATHENS (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ATHENS, TN)
  • ATHENS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; ATHENS, TN)
  • NHC HOMECARE ATHENS (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ATHENS, TN)
  • DCI DAYTON (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; DAYTON, TN)

Operable nuclear power plant near Decatur:

  • 13 miles: Watts Bar 1 in Spring City, TN.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur:

  • Cleveland State Community College (about 23 miles; Cleveland, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 25 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Roane State Community College (about 27 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 36 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 39 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 44 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 47 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)

Public high school in Decatur:

Public elementary/middle schools in Decatur:

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Library in Decatur:

  • MEIGS-DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $44,712; Location: 120 MEMORIAL DRIVE; 14,818 books; 474 audio materials; 888 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 24 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Decatur: Decatur Fire Department Station 1 (A), Meigs County Courthouse (B), Decatur Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Decatur include: Decatur Church of God (A), Decatur United Methodist Church (B), Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Decatur First Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Decatur Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Decatur Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Meigs County Historical Museum (200 Smith Avenue).

Courts: Meigs County - Circuit Court Clerk (17214 State Highway 58 North), Meigs County - Juvenile Court Misdemeanor Probation (17214 State Highway 58 North).

Birthplace of: JaJuan Smith - College basketball player (Tennessee Volunteers), Jeff Smith (offensive lineman) - Football player.

Meigs County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

  • DECATUR WATER DEPT (Population served: 5,685, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.6%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.1%
Whole state:

5.8%


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
65 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
63 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
78 people in nursing homes in 2000
36 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Decatur (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Main Office Motor Branch at 225-A Highway 58, branch established on 1995/01/17; Decatur Branch at 116 North Main Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • SouthEast Bank & Trust: Decatur Branch at 17670 State Highway 58 North, branch established on 2002/04/29. Info updated 2007/04/23: Bank assets: $266.2 mil, Deposits: $233.4 mil, headquarters in Athens, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Southeast Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Decatur:

Marital status in Decatur, TN
  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Decatur:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Decatur
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Decatur, TN (based on Meigs County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,51621
Mainline Protestant6449
Other-1
None5,593-
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: 2
This county:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Meigs County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Meigs County:

30.0%
State:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.0%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Decatur:

36.1%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Decatur:

28.5
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Decatur:

24.2%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Decatur:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.0%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Decatur:

49.1%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Decatur:

74.3%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Decatur, TN 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
Water Supply 6$19,846$39,6920$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$14,720$35,3280$0
Other Government Administration 4$11,266$33,79811$1,100
Streets and Highways 3$6,938$27,7520$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$340
Firefighters 0$0 1$473
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 18$52,770$35,18013$1,913

Decatur government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $699,000 ($428.05)
    Police Protection: $334,000 ($204.53)
    Sewerage: $208,000 ($127.37)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($57.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000 ($41.64)
    Central Staff Services: $66,000 ($40.42)
    Financial Administration: $58,000 ($35.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000 ($23.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $33,000 ($20.21)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($1.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($7.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $32,000 ($19.60)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($8.57)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($3.67)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $581,000 ($355.79)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $138,000 ($84.51)

Decatur government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $211,000 ($129.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $205,000 ($125.54)
    Other: $8,000 ($4.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $79,000 ($48.38)
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000 ($16.53)
    Fines and Forfeits: $27,000 ($16.53)
    Sale of Property: $12,000 ($7.35)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($3.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $951,000 ($582.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $230,000 ($140.85)
    Sewerage: $79,000 ($48.38)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($31.84)
    Highways: $44,000 ($26.94)
    Other: $12,000 ($7.35)
  • Tax - Property: $108,000 ($66.14)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $74,000 ($45.32)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $24,000 ($14.70)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,000 ($5.51)
    Other License: $2,000 ($1.22)

Decatur government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,801,000 ($2327.62)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,603,000 ($2206.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $205,000 ($125.54)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000 ($4.29)

Decatur government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,625,000 ($1607.47)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $97,000 ($59.40)

8.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,852 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to McMinn County, TN  2.31% ($34,591 average AGI)
to Bradley County, TN  1.46% ($30,186)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.99% ($64,025)
Businesses in Decatur, TN
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Strongest AM radio stations in Decatur:

  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WYXI (1390 AM; 3 kW; ATHENS, TN; Owner: CORNERSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCLE (1570 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLAR (1450 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, TN; Owner: JAMES C. SLIGER)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WDNT (1280 AM; 1 kW; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WXQK (970 AM; 1 kW; SPRING CITY, TN; Owner: J.L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Decatur:

  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WAYA (93.9 FM; SPRING CITY, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WDNT-FM (104.9 FM; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAYB-FM (95.7 FM; GRAYSVILLE, TN; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WCLE-FM (104.1 FM; CALHOUN, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLOD-FM (98.3 FM; SWEETWATER, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WKTS (90.1 FM; KINGSTON, TN; Owner: THE KINGSTON CENTURY CLUB INC.)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WJSQ (101.7 FM; ATHENS, TN; Owner: JAMES C. SLIGER)
  • WYGO (99.5 FM; MADISONVILLE, TN; Owner: MAJOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Decatur:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WBXX-TV (Channel 20; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF TENNESSEE, LLC)
  • Decatur, Tennessee
  • Fatal accident count26
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents36
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:12
  • Fatalities26
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents55
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
  • Tennessee average
  • Fatal accident count15697
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents23290
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons5847
  • Fatalities17571
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents38671
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents878
See more detailed statistics of Decatur fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.3mTotal length
  • $5,377,000Total costs
  • 36,210Total average daily traffic
  • 2,082Total average daily truck traffic
  • 55,888Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Decatur, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Decatur, TN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Decatur, TN)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • DECATUR_USF, 655 Legg Hollow Road (Lat: 35.516028 Lon: -84.779861), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: WQKQ757,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2009, Expiration Date: 08/17/2019, Certifier: John E Rooney, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • McMinn, State Forestry Twr 3 Mi E Of (Lat: 35.529528 Lon: -84.718278), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45 m, Overall height: 47 m, Call Sign: KBR26,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6833.75 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/10/2011, Expiration Date: 06/27/2021, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 110, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6244, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: SCHEMPP-HIRTH MINI-NIMBUS B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 14MG , Serial Number: 62, Airworthiness Date: 08/15/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 05/08/2019
    Registrant (Individual): James F Koper, 359 Shiloh Rd, Decatur, TN 37322
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-15 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4330H , Serial Number: 15-113, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 11/08/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 03/21/2017
    Registrant (Individual): James F Koper, 359 Shiloh Rd, Decatur, TN 37322
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20R (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 505WM , Serial Number: 29-0151, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 06/25/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 03/05/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Andrew Aircraft Sales LLC, 1617 Ward Rd, Decatur, TN 37322
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/05/2018

2007 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2007 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 76. The highest number of fire incidents - 129 took place in 2010, and the least - 12 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Decatur, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.9%), and Structure Fires (42.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Decatur, TN
    • 39542.9%Outside Fires
    • 39442.8%Structure Fires
    • 11012.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 212.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Decatur, TN
Most common first names in Decatur, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5770.1 years
William5473.5 years
John5372.4 years
Mary4377.7 years
Robert3870.4 years
Charles2171.4 years
Roy1673.6 years
Ruth1680.7 years
Thomas1368.3 years
George1382.4 years
Most common last names in Decatur, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown3271.9 years
Davis3277.6 years
Moore3170.1 years
Smith2278.3 years
Miller1770.7 years
Mckenzie1770.2 years
Roberts1679.0 years
Crisp1564.5 years
Wilson1576.9 years
Elder1477.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Decatur, TN
  • 77.8%Electricity
  • 19.2%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Decatur, TN
  • 87.2%Electricity
  • 8.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Utility gas


Decatur compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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