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Decatur County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2016: 11,887 (all rural); it was 11,731 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,756
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,078
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,929
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,093 (it was 979 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

32%

Land area: 334 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 36 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Decatur County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (37.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.7%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Decatur County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
Median resident age:  45.6 years
Tennessee median age:  38.6 years
Males: 5,796  (48.8%)
Females: 6,091  (51.2%)
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Decatur County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Decatur County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,797 ($28,741 in 1999)

This county:

$39,797
Tennessee:

$48,547

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $374 (lower quartile is $290, upper quartile is $473)
This county:

$374
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $97,968 (it was $56,200 in 2000)
Decatur:

$97,968
Tennessee:

$157,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,057 - $176,191
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $908
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $305

Institutionalized population: 213

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 72
  • Thefts: 77
  • Auto thefts: 10

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 119
  • Thefts: 89
  • Auto thefts: 13
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,600
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $503 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $501 (0.5%)

Decatur County household income distribution in 2009 Decatur County home values distribution Decatur County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.1%
Decatur County:

19.1%
Tennessee:

15.8%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.6% for Black residents, 42.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.4% for other race residents, 41.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 45.6 years old
(Males: 44.2 years old, Females: 46.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.8 years old, Black residents: 52.6 years old, Asian residents: 20.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.3 years old, Other race residents: 22.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Decatur County is $378 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $591 a month.

Cities in this county include: Parsons, Scotts Hill, Decaturville.

Decatur County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Decatur County: Camp Linden (A), Cedar Creek Dock (B), Crooked Creek Boat Dock (C), Crooked Creek Marina (D), Deer Point Campground (E), New Era Dock (F), Rameys Dock (G), Cypress Creek Boat Dock (H), Toms Creek Dock (I), Standing Rock (J), Camp Linden (K), Matheny Camp (L), Webbs Landing (M), Blunts Landing (N), Britts Landing (O), Cedar Creek Landing (P), Daniels Landing (Q), Densons Landing (R), East Perryville Landing (S), Hardin Barn Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Decatur County include: Bethel United Methodist Church (A), Fairview Church (B), Farmers Valley Church (C), Short Creek Church (D), Simmons Church (E), Sinking Creek Church (F), Chappell Methodist Church (G), Lick Creek Church (H), Rockhouse Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Strickland Cemetery (1), Howard Cemetery (2), Howell Cemetery (3), Sutton Cemetery (4), Hufstedler Cemetery (5), Tanner Cemetery (6), Hunt Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Horse Pond (A), Poole Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Opossum Creek (A), Lineberry Fork (B), Lick Creek (C), Lee Branch (D), Lagoon Branch (E), King Branch (F), Jack Branch (G), Whiteoak Creek (H), Hurricane Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Decatur County: Mousetail Landing State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Craighead County, Arkansas , Houston County , Henderson County, North Carolina , Payne County, Oklahoma , Maury County , Monroe County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.0%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 280
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 185 (20.1% naturalized citizens)

Decatur County:

1.6%
Whole state:

4.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 92
  • 2000 to 2009: 85
  • 1990 to 1999: 19
  • 1980 to 1989: 30
  • 1970 to 1979: 19
  • Before 1970: 28
Note: State values scaled to Decatur County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,275
  • One, attached: 22
  • Two: 51
  • 3 or 4: 43
  • 5 to 9: 28
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • 20 to 49: 111
  • 50 or more: 39
  • Mobile homes: 1,313
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Decatur County with a mortgage: 1,608 (19 second mortgage, 74 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,020

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Decatur County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,21537
Mainline Protestant1,01311
Black Protestant2514
Catholic881
Other--
None5,190-
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: 5
Decatur County:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Decatur County:

10.60 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

9.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Decatur County:

12.4%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

27.9%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.8%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Decatur County:

Average size of farms: 202 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $9,932
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $82.07
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.52%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.79%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,201
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.14%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.33%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,105
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.97
Corn for grain: 1786 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4915 harvested acres
Vegetables: 20 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Decatur County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 4879840.6 times below overall U.S. average.
On 5/5/1999, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 3 people and caused $290,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Decatur County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 74% 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 196.6 miles away from Decatur 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 115.8 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 124.3 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 133.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.5 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 165.1 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:

  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2014 to June 10, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4189: August 13, 2014, FEMA Id: 4189, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: April 04, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1978: May 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 1978, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1909: May 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 15, 2009 to July 17, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1856: August 21, 2009, FEMA Id: 1856, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1456: March 20, 2003, FEMA Id: 1456, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 23, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1408: April 05, 2002, FEMA Id: 1408, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 1999 to May 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1275: May 12, 1999, FEMA Id: 1275, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds, Incident Period: January 17, 1999 to February 01, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1262: January 19, 1999, FEMA Id: 1262, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 4, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (54%)
  • Honduras (19%)
  • Germany (18%)
  • India (6%)
  • Nepal (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)
  • Scotland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Decatur County (%):

  • American (32%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (7%)
  • European (6%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (1%)

Decatur County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,924 (84.4%)
  • Carpooled: 272 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 6 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 35 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 231 (6.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

219 people in nursing homes
11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
186 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,235.

5.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.75% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($18,465 average AGI)
1.42% relocated from other states ($8,890 average AGI)
Decatur County:

1.42%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Henderson County, TN  1.76% ($23,074 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  0.31% ($26,667)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,598 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.79% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($20,487 average AGI)
1.20% relocated to other states ($5,107 average AGI)
Decatur County:

1.20%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Henderson County, TN  1.44% ($27,589 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.49% ($25,632)
to Madison County, TN  0.44% ($28,471)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Decatur County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Decatur County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Decatur County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,898 (2,281 aged, 617 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 332 (13%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (458)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (209)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (191)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (107)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (85)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (68)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (43)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (42)
  • Lipid storage disorder, unspecified (41)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (39)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.58
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,708
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 343
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 58,695

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 864
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,540
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,887
  • In family households: 9,870 (1,726 male householders, 1,568 female householders)
    2,465 spouses, 3,125 children (2,826 natural, 72 adopted, 225 stepchildren), 319 grandchildren, 84 brothers or sisters, 103 parents, 253 other relatives, 200 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,784 (739 male householders (635 living alone)), 814 female householders (768 living alone)), 229 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 225

Size of family households: 1,813 2-persons, 699 3-persons, 505 4-persons, 197 5-persons, 57 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,404 1-person, 116 2-persons, 29 3-persons.

1,379 married couples with children.
783 single-parent households (242 men, 541 women).

98.5% of residents of Decatur speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (42% speak English very well, 58% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $80,933,000 ($6,947 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,789,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $30,852,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,965,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $553,000
Federal grants: $19,527,000
Federal procurement contracts: $606,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,429,000 ($481,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,531,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,822,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,951,000

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

Births: 654
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 836
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +70
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +90
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Decatur County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.33 millions of gallons per day (16% from ground, 84% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 59
  • 2010 to 2013: 93
  • 2000 to 2009: 936
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,289
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,058
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,169
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,158
  • 1950 to 1959: 447
  • 1940 to 1949: 335
  • 1939 or earlier: 322
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Decatur County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Decatur County population
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 91
  • 4 rooms: 336
  • 5 rooms: 740
  • 6 rooms: 882
  • 7 rooms: 619
  • 8 rooms: 427
  • 9+ rooms: 466
  • 1 room: 89
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 150
  • 4 rooms: 196
  • 5 rooms: 392
  • 6 rooms: 227
  • 7 rooms: 91
  • 8 rooms: 65
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Decatur County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Decatur County population
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 52
  • 2 bedrooms: 860
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,956
  • 4 bedrooms: 603
  • 5+ bedrooms: 112
  • no bedroom: 88
  • 1 bedroom: 194
  • 2 bedrooms: 434
  • 3 bedrooms: 459
  • 4 bedrooms: 58
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Decatur County population
  • no vehicle: 82
  • 1 vehicle: 1,006
  • 2 vehicles: 1,517
  • 3 vehicles: 627
  • 4 vehicles: 312
  • 5+ vehicles: 56
  • no vehicle: 132
  • 1 vehicle: 574
  • 2 vehicles: 451
  • 3 vehicles: 45
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

92% 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, 73% lived in Tennessee.

Decatur County:

91.5%
State average:

85.8%

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

  • This state: 8,775
  • Other state: 2,917
  • Northeast: 305
  • Midwest: 913
  • South: 1,411
  • West: 284

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Decatur County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.7%)
  • Electricity (28.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.2%)
  • Wood (4.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (63.7%)
  • Utility gas (30.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 21
Here:

2.0%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 28
Here:

4.2%
Tennessee:

12.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 49
Here:

14.3%
Tennessee:

22.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Decatur County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $618,000
    Welfare - Other: $230,000
    General: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $8,729,000
    Regular Highways: $985,000
    General - Other: $641,000
    Police Protection: $494,000
    Corrections - Other: $439,000
    Central Staff Services: $435,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $305,000
    Solid Waste Management: $267,000
    Parks & Recreation: $159,000
    Financial Administration: $123,000
    General Public Buildings: $85,000
    Health Services - Other: $47,000
    Libraries: $44,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $36,000
    Welfare - Other: $24,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $633,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections: $50,000
    General: $33,000
    Fire Protection: $24,000
    Police Protection: $12,000
    Natural Resources: $3,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $728,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $393,000
    Police Protection: $68,000
    General - Other: $36,000
    Central Staff: $11,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $5,000
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Judicial: $3,000
    Libraries: $2,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,002,000

Decatur County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $440,000
    All Other: $435,000
    Solid Waste Management: $177,000
    Parks & Recreation: $65,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $32,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $581,000
    Interest Earnings: $267,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $7,022,000
    Highways: $1,772,000
    All Other: $812,000
    General Support: $657,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,813,000
    Total General Sales: $1,305,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $220,000
    NEC: $139,000
    Other Selective Sales: $39,000

Decatur County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $11,350,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $830,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $10,885,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $755,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $465,000
    Other, NEC: $75,000

Decatur County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $63,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,130,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,036,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 389
  • Number of aged recipients: 57
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 332
  • Number of recipients under 18: 27
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 251
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 111
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 178
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 143
Decatur County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Decatur County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Decatur County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James18575.0 years
John12475.4 years
William12277.2 years
Mary10277.5 years
Robert7070.0 years
Willie5777.5 years
Thomas3869.7 years
George3877.8 years
Joe3474.7 years
Charlie3377.8 years
Most common last names in Decatur County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
White7079.0 years
Smith6877.9 years
Moore5975.9 years
Johnson5677.3 years
Fisher4879.1 years
Brasher4677.0 years
Taylor4575.8 years
Jones4278.9 years
Tolley3876.6 years
Powers3779.3 years
Businesses in Decatur County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1