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Decatur County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 8,313 (all rural); it was 8,689 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,168
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,103
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,374
Renter-occupied apartments: 952 (it was 963 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

28%

Land area: 532 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Decatur County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (42.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.9%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Decatur County, IA (2017)
    • 7,64087.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2362.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1681.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1051.2%Two or more races
    • 480.6%Asian alone
    • 340.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 340.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 4,159  (50.0%)
Females: 4,154  (50.0%)
Average household size:
Decatur County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,286 ($27,343 in 1999)
This county:

$41,286
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $404 (lower quartile is $268, upper quartile is $482)
This county:

$404
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,254 (it was $51,900 in 2000)
Decatur:

$94,254
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,838 - $143,375
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $976
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $419

Institutionalized population: 91

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 9
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $48,800
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $48,800
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,900
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $104,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Decatur, IA residents
Average permit cost in Decatur, IA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,579 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,239 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Decatur, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Decatur, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Decatur, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.1%
Decatur County:

18.1%
Iowa:

10.7%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.6% for Black residents, 24.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 91.4% for American Indian residents, 75.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 1.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.1 years old
(Males: 35.0 years old, Females: 39.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.3 years old, Black residents: 23.1 years old, American Indian residents: 43.1 years old, Asian residents: 65.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.2 years old, Other race residents: 20.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Decatur County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lamoni, Leon, Davis City, Garden Grove, Van Wert, Grand River, Decatur City, Weldon, Pleasanton, Le Roy.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Decatur County: Hibbsville (A), Piano (B), Tranquillity (C), Griffinsville (D), Milledgeville (E), Jerome (F), Rathbun (G), Clarkdale (H), Brazil (I), Little Flock Chapel Roadside Rest Area (J), Rathbun Fish Hatchery (K), Appanoose County Farm (L), Appanoose Country Club (M), Southern Appanoose County First Responders (N), Rathbun Research Center (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Decatur County include: Concord Church (A), Fairview Church (B), Hilltown Church (C), Chariton River Church (D), Little Flock Chapel (E), North Bend Church (F), Orleans Church (G), Salem Church (H), Sharon Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Numa Cemetery (1), Otterbien Cemetery (2), Philadelphia Cemetery (3), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (4), Boswell Cemetery (5), Bryant Cemetery (6), Porter Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Rathbun Lake (A), Lake Sundown (B), Mystic Reservoir (C), Upper City Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Boyd Branch (A), Brush Creek (B), Buck Branch (C), Buzzard Creek (D), Catfish Branch (E), Catherall Creek (F), Cooper Creek (G), Spring Creek (H), South Fork Chariton River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Decatur County include: Sharon Bluffs State Park (1), Tubaugh Wildlife Area (2), Sundown Lake Recreation Area (3), Moravia Recreation Area (4), Plano Recreation Area (5), Sedan Bottoms (6), Rolling Cove Park (7), Island View Park (8), Prairie Ridge Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Appanoose County , Clarke County , Jefferson County, Ohio , Henry County , Monroe County , Taylor County , Schuyler County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Decatur, IA
County total employment by year in Decatur, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Decatur, IA

Current college students: 1,075
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 155 (23.8% naturalized citizens)

Decatur County:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 782010 or later
  • 542000 to 2009
  • 71990 to 1999
  • 321980 to 1989
  • 21970 to 1979
  • 14Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.1%

Decatur County marital status for males Decatur County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,073
  • One, attached: 28
  • Two: 87
  • 3 or 4: 153
  • 5 to 9: 96
  • 10 to 19: 67
  • 20 to 49: 108
  • 50 or more: 28
  • Mobile homes: 286
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Housing units in Decatur County with a mortgage: 1,031 (14 second mortgage, 85 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,087

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Decatur County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,38316
Other6324
Mainline Protestant6308
Catholic1952
None5,617-
Decatur County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Decatur County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Decatur County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Decatur County:

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

26.0%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Decatur County:

Average size of farms: 353 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $53,275
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $149.85
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 65.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $53,937
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.62%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $83,147
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.23%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.57
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.08%
Corn for grain: 26741 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 225 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 33101 harvested acres
Vegetables: 53 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Tornado activity:

Decatur County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2200765.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 15 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/20/1959, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Decatur County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 351.7 miles away from Decatur County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 340.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 336.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 358.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from Decatur County 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 373.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 03, 2014 to June 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4181: July 14, 2014, FEMA Id: 4181, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 2013 to April 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4119: May 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4119, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1737: January 04, 2008, FEMA Id: 1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 05, 2007 to May 07, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1705: May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1705, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: September 14, 1992 to September 15, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-965: October 02, 1992, FEMA Id: 965, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Decatur

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,119 (67.2%)
  • Carpooled: 370 (11.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 25 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 30 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 335 (10.6%)
  • Worked at home: 248 (7.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (20%)
  • Canada (16%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (11%)
  • Other Northern Europe (8%)
  • Honduras (8%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Decatur County


  • German (18%)
  • American (15%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Pennsylvania German (4%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • European (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Decatur County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 630 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 101 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Decatur County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 561 people in college/university student housing
  • 90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,003.

5.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,169 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.53% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($23,908 average AGI)
1.51% relocated from other states ($10,262 average AGI)
Decatur County:

1.51%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clarke County, IA  1.05% ($39,778 average AGI)


6.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,319 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.01% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($26,355 average AGI)
1.34% relocated to other states ($6,964 average AGI)
Decatur County:

1.34%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clarke County, IA  1.22% ($33,625 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.80% ($24,762)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Decatur County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Decatur County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Decatur County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Decatur County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,658 (1,450 aged, 208 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 150 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Decatur County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (188)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (95)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (79)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (75)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (60)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (50)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (45)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (42)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (40)
  • Malaise and fatigue (34)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.71
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,802
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 293
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,665

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,313
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 825

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 46

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,313
  • In family households: 6,068 (994 male householders, 994 female householders)
    1,614 spouses, 2,133 children (1,971 natural, 60 adopted, 102 stepchildren), 83 grandchildren, 19 brothers or sisters, 47 parents, 62 other relatives, 119 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,478 (604 male householders (486 living alone)), 616 female householders (529 living alone)), 250 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 759

Size of family households: 1,076 2-persons, 304 3-persons, 300 4-persons, 234 5-persons, 33 6-persons, 39 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,015 1-person, 173 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 3 4-persons.

1,204 married couples with children.
448 single-parent households (101 men, 347 women).

93.2% of residents of Decatur speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 1% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
5.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $59,426,000 ($6,960 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $562,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,868,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,193,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,153,000
Federal grants: $17,064,000
Federal procurement contracts: $596,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,551,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $8,425,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,090,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,076,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 459
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 507
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +109
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -134
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Decatur County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.57 millions of gallons per day (58% from ground, 42% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built in Decatur County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Decatur County, Iowa
  • 962014 or later
  • 642010 to 2013
  • 3412000 to 2009
  • 4341990 to 1999
  • 3221980 to 1989
  • 6251970 to 1979
  • 2831960 to 1969
  • 2001950 to 1959
  • 1971940 to 1949
  • 1,3601939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Decatur County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Iowa
  • 01 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 403 rooms
  • 2084 rooms
  • 3975 rooms
  • 4306 rooms
  • 3727 rooms
  • 3038 rooms
  • 3589+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Iowa
  • 281 room
  • 1112 rooms
  • 2583 rooms
  • 2114 rooms
  • 1945 rooms
  • 906 rooms
  • 467 rooms
  • 428 rooms
  • 899+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Decatur County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Iowa
  • 0no bedroom
  • 791 bedroom
  • 5882 bedrooms
  • 8373 bedrooms
  • 4524 bedrooms
  • 1645+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Iowa
  • 35no bedroom
  • 3721 bedroom
  • 3082 bedrooms
  • 2063 bedrooms
  • 764 bedrooms
  • 565+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 68no vehicle
  • 5111 vehicle
  • 7872 vehicles
  • 4583 vehicles
  • 1894 vehicles
  • 1205+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 295no vehicle
  • 4051 vehicle
  • 2582 vehicles
  • 1043 vehicles
  • 64 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles

78.9% of Decatur County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Iowa.

Decatur County:

78.9%
State average:

85.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 5,412
  • Other state: 2,696
  • Northeast: 138
  • Midwest: 1,627
  • South: 484
  • West: 444
Year householders moved into unit in Decatur County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Decatur County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 34.8%Utility gas
  • 29.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.5%Electricity
  • 8.8%Wood
  • 3.3%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 40.6%Utility gas
  • 39.4%Electricity
  • 11.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 56
Here:

6.9%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 12
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 706
Here:

82.0%
Iowa:

24.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Decatur County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $11,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $12,216,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
    Other: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,080,000
    Regular Highways: $3,594,000
    Police Protection: $1,220,000
    Health - Other: $958,000
    Financial Administration: $381,000
    Central Staff Services: $300,000
    Parks and Recreation: $290,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $222,000
    General - Other: $209,000
    General Public Buildings: $139,000
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $64,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Libraries: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $718,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $36,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,772,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,241,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $864,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $333,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $555,000
    Sale of Property: $75,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $313,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,488,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $869,000
    Beginning: $777,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,248,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,198,000
    Public Welfare: $220,000
    Health and Hospitals: $179,000
    Other: $13,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,126,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $264,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,616,000

Decatur County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $11,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $12,216,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
    Other: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,080,000
    Regular Highways: $3,594,000
    Police Protection: $1,220,000
    Health - Other: $958,000
    Financial Administration: $381,000
    Central Staff Services: $300,000
    Parks and Recreation: $290,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $222,000
    General - Other: $209,000
    General Public Buildings: $139,000
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $64,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Libraries: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $718,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $36,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,772,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,241,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $864,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $333,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $555,000
    Sale of Property: $75,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $313,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,488,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $869,000
    Beginning: $777,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,248,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,198,000
    Public Welfare: $220,000
    Health and Hospitals: $179,000
    Other: $13,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,126,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $264,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,616,000

Decatur County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $11,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $12,216,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
    Other: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,080,000
    Regular Highways: $3,594,000
    Police Protection: $1,220,000
    Health - Other: $958,000
    Financial Administration: $381,000
    Central Staff Services: $300,000
    Parks and Recreation: $290,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $222,000
    General - Other: $209,000
    General Public Buildings: $139,000
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $64,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Libraries: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $718,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $36,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,772,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,241,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $864,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $333,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $555,000
    Sale of Property: $75,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $313,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,488,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $869,000
    Beginning: $777,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,248,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,198,000
    Public Welfare: $220,000
    Health and Hospitals: $179,000
    Other: $13,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,126,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $264,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,616,000

Decatur County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $11,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $12,216,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
    Other: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,080,000
    Regular Highways: $3,594,000
    Police Protection: $1,220,000
    Health - Other: $958,000
    Financial Administration: $381,000
    Central Staff Services: $300,000
    Parks and Recreation: $290,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $222,000
    General - Other: $209,000
    General Public Buildings: $139,000
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $64,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Libraries: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $718,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $36,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,772,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,241,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $864,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $333,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $555,000
    Sale of Property: $75,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $313,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,488,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $869,000
    Beginning: $777,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,248,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,198,000
    Public Welfare: $220,000
    Health and Hospitals: $179,000
    Other: $13,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,126,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $264,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,616,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 190
  • Number of aged recipients: 32
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 158
  • Number of recipients under 18: 17
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 117
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 56
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 97
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 73
Most common first names in Decatur County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6275.3 years
William6079.6 years
Mary6082.2 years
Charles5479.8 years
Robert4377.0 years
James4077.4 years
George3780.2 years
Helen3780.6 years
Ruth3579.9 years
Margaret3283.0 years
Most common last names in Decatur County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7977.9 years
Jones3377.1 years
Hill2877.0 years
Johnson2780.2 years
Baker2582.1 years
Brown2375.3 years
Evans2177.1 years
Martin1973.3 years
Davis1881.4 years
Scott1879.3 years
Businesses in Decatur County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Super 81
Dairy Queen1True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
Pizza Hut1