For population 25 years and over in Decatur:
For population 15 years and over in Decatur town:
12 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $565 (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 ), 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 ), Calhoun, TN (4.0 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 35.52 N, Longitude: 84.79 W
Area code: 423
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Decatur detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+1.8%).
Work and jobs in Decatur: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Decatur, Tennessee
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Birthplace of: JaJuan Smith - College basketball player (Tennessee Volunteers), Jeff Smith (offensive lineman) - Football player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Decatur:
Operable nuclear power plant near Decatur:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur:
Public high school in 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 2010 was 17.3. This is better than 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 WATER DEPT (Population served: 5100, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 21.0%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 30.4% 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)
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:
Banks with branches in Decatur (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Decatur (based on Meigs County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.71%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Decatur government finances in 2002(per resident):
10.27% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,123 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:
8.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,034 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, Tennessee: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
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Decatur)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: