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Population in 2012: 1,577 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.0%
 

Males: 725  (46.0%)
Females: 852  (54.0%)

Median resident age:  41.3 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 37322.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,448 (it was $29,402 in 2000)
Decatur:

$34,448
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,036

Decatur town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $103,126 (it was $70,200 in 2000)
Decatur:

$103,126
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $119,518; Detached houses: $132,902; Mobile homes: $43,926

Median gross rent in 2012: $573.

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  • White alone - 1,555 (97.3%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Decatur: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (26.1%), German (17.3%), United States (12.9%), English (7.0%), Italian (1.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1838

Elevation: 788 feet

Land area: 2.56 square miles.

Population density: 616 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Decatur:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur town:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

19 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.3%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, Tennessee as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Decatur to the number of sex offenders is 75 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $521 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $566 (0.6%)

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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 ).

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
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.52 N, Longitude: 84.79 W

Area code: 423

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 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 010000000000
per 100,000 0.070.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000200001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0136.20.00.00.00.062.2
Assaults 124273320139
per 100,000 71.1140.6279.1137.7484.4204.4204.4136.70.066.1186.1559.4
Burglaries 15663151491315111210
per 100,000 1066.1421.9418.7206.61038.1953.7613.1888.61010.1727.5744.4621.5
Thefts 413517282952535038333238
per 100,000 2914.02461.31186.31928.42006.93542.23610.43417.62558.92182.51985.12361.7
Auto thefts 113257225133
per 100,000 71.170.3209.4137.7346.0476.8136.2136.7336.766.1186.1186.5
Arson 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 219.7226.9155.4135.5288.9299.2291.4246.9208.2163.2191.1295.0

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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:

3.11
Tennessee average:

2.54

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+1.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (55%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Decatur-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 57% 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 slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 56% 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 Decatur center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 14.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 35.6 miles away from Decatur center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Meigs County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Decatur topographic map

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Decatur:

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

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Decatur, 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: 2,031)
  • Lee University (about 25 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 3,586)
  • Roane State Community College (about 27 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 3,464)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 36 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,273)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 39 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (about 44 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 8,652)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 47 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,478)

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)

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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).

 
Meigs County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 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 2010 was 17.3. This is better than average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.3
U.S.:

22.1
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 WATER DEPT (Population served: 5100, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In OCT-1997. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-1997)
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In SEP-1997. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-1997)
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In AUG-1997. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-1997), St Public Notif received (OCT-28-1997)
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In JUL-1997. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-1997), St Public Notif received (OCT-28-1997)
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In JUN-1997. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-01-1997), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-1997)
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In MAY-1997. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-1997), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-1997)
  • 7 other older health violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.5%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.5% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Decatur, TN

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

Decatur compared to Tennessee state average:

Decatur, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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  • 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students 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):

  • 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.

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:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.71%
Here44.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents71.7%13.5%10.7%2.4%1.7%
Congregations45.2%32.3%9.7%6.5%6.5%
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: 2
Meigs 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.
State:

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

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Meigs County:

30.0%
Tennessee:

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

12.0%
State:

13.5%

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
Other Government Administration 1$2,837$34,04411$860
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$782
Police Protection - Officers 6$15,722$31,4440$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$511
Streets and Highways 1$3,896$46,7521$563
Sewerage 3$6,385$25,5401$508
Water Supply 8$19,128$28,6920$0
Totals for Government 19$47,968$30,29615$3,224

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $301,000 ($190.87)
    Financial Administration: $296,000 ($187.70)
    Police Protection: $216,000 ($136.97)
    Housing & Community Development: $186,000 ($117.95)
    Sewerage: $148,000 ($93.85)
    Regular Highways: $93,000 ($58.97)
    General - Other: $44,000 ($27.90)
    Fire Protection: $44,000 ($27.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($1.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $423,000 ($268.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($7.61)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $189,000 ($119.85)
    All Other: $24,000 ($15.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $186,000 ($117.95)
    Water Utilities: $129,000 ($81.80)
    Highways: $24,000 ($15.22)
    Public Welfare: $21,000 ($13.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $143,000 ($90.68)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,000 ($1.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $44,000 ($27.90)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($12.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $622,000 ($394.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $118,000 ($74.83)
    Highways: $43,000 ($27.27)
  • Tax - Property: $71,000 ($45.02)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $57,000 ($36.14)
    Public Utilities: $26,000 ($16.49)
    Other Selective Sales: $13,000 ($8.24)
    NEC: $1,000 ($0.63)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $205,000 ($129.99)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($3.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $199,000 ($126.19)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($7.61)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $66,000 ($41.85)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,058,000 ($670.89)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $64,000 ($40.58)

10.27% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,123 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.27%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

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 Bradley County, TN  2.18% ($39,000 average AGI)
from McMinn County, TN  1.76% ($23,194)
from Hamilton County, TN  1.18% ($38,044)


8.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,034 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.69%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

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 Bradley County, TN  2.27% ($26,541 average AGI)
to McMinn County, TN  1.74% ($21,538)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.56% ($31,476)

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 count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 127
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 42
  • Fatalities: 139
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 323
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12
See more detailed statistics of Decatur fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 5,420
Total average daily truck traffic: 215
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 8,992

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • DECATUR_USF, 655 Legg Road (Lat: 35.516028 Lon: -84.779833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQKQ757
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 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: 35.529222 Lon: -84.718528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 23.4 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: KBR26
    Assigned Frequencies: 6833.75 MHz, 6745.00 MHz, 6825.00 MHz, 6805.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, 6755.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/10/2011, Expiration Date: 06/27/2021
    Registrant: Cincinnati New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 529-1493, Fax: (404) 527-2914, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: ROGERS LONNIE K QUICKSILVER SPORT II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2865A , Serial Number: 1042053, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 10/13/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 970 Armstrong Ferry Rd, Decatur, TN 37322
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 65-CA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 31891 , Serial Number: CA-11641, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 05/14/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Rt 1 Box 57 4, Decatur, TN 37322


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


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
Businesses in Decatur, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
AutoZone1U-Haul1
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