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Decatur County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2017: 11,890 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Decatur County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (30.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Decatur County, TN (2017)
    • 10,84692.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3963.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3452.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2362.0%Two or more races
    • 370.3%Asian alone
Median resident age:

45.7 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years
Males: 5,841  (49.1%)
Females: 6,049  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Decatur County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,395 ($28,741 in 1999)
This county:

$38,395
Tennessee:

$51,340

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $394 (lower quartile is $295, upper quartile is $474)
This county:

$394
State:

$666


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,361 (it was $56,200 in 2000)
Decatur:

$101,361
Tennessee:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,440 - $187,201
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $922
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $301

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:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $39,700
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $52,100
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $56,500
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $56,500
  • 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
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Decatur, TN residents
Average permit cost in Decatur, TN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $558 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $480 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Decatur, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Decatur, TN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Decatur, TN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.3%
Decatur County:

20.3%
Tennessee:

15.0%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for Black residents, 38.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 45.7 years old
(Males: 44.3 years old, Females: 46.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.0 years old, Black residents: 52.4 years old, Asian residents: 12.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.3 years old, Other race residents: 25.2 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:

4.7%
Tennessee:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 280
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 209 (23.5% naturalized citizens)

Decatur County:

1.8%
Whole state:

5.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 872010 or later
  • 912000 to 2009
  • 291990 to 1999
  • 301980 to 1989
  • 191970 to 1979
  • 28Before 1970

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: 5,299
  • One, attached: 27
  • Two: 45
  • 3 or 4: 40
  • 5 to 9: 22
  • 10 to 19: 7
  • 20 to 49: 103
  • 50 or more: 37
  • Mobile homes: 1,397
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Decatur County with a mortgage: 1,436 (20 second mortgage, 77 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,073

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

58.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Decatur County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Decatur

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,013 (82.4%)
  • Carpooled: 300 (8.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 10 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 42 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 297 (8.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (45%)
  • Honduras (20%)
  • Germany (18%)
  • India (7%)
  • Nepal (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Scotland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Decatur County


  • American (30%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • European (5%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Polish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $45,191.

6.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.38% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($32,259 average AGI)
1.50% relocated from other states ($9,451 average AGI)
Decatur County:

1.50%
Tennessee average:

3.48%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Henderson County, TN  2.04% ($30,810 average AGI)


5.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.24% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($24,919 average AGI)
0.95% relocated to other states ($5,157 average AGI)
Decatur County:

0.95%
Tennessee average:

2.95%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Henderson County, TN  1.68% ($30,313 average AGI)

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 population 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
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: 2,898 (2,281 aged, 617 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 332 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 11,890
  • In family households: 9,932 (1,591 male householders, 1,690 female householders)
    2,439 spouses, 3,092 children (2,763 natural, 72 adopted, 257 stepchildren), 353 grandchildren, 116 brothers or sisters, 116 parents, 291 other relatives, 235 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,727 (656 male householders (562 living alone)), 857 female householders (783 living alone)), 212 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 229

Size of family households: 1,866 2-persons, 649 3-persons, 475 4-persons, 228 5-persons, 49 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,346 1-person, 135 2-persons, 30 3-persons.

1,305 married couples with children.
779 single-parent households (258 men, 521 women).

98.7% of residents of Decatur speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 51% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (38% speak English very well, 63% 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:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.5

Year house built in Decatur County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Decatur County, Tennessee
  • 1412014 or later
  • 842010 to 2013
  • 9292000 to 2009
  • 1,2051990 to 1999
  • 1,0861980 to 1989
  • 1,2001970 to 1979
  • 1,1771960 to 1969
  • 4341950 to 1959
  • 3421940 to 1949
  • 3291939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Decatur County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Tennessee
  • 171 room
  • 322 rooms
  • 813 rooms
  • 3904 rooms
  • 7485 rooms
  • 6756 rooms
  • 6947 rooms
  • 3718 rooms
  • 4659+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Tennessee
  • 381 room
  • 192 rooms
  • 1683 rooms
  • 2284 rooms
  • 4175 rooms
  • 2516 rooms
  • 1187 rooms
  • 538 rooms
  • 79+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Decatur County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Tennessee
  • 18no bedroom
  • 721 bedroom
  • 8032 bedrooms
  • 1,8753 bedrooms
  • 6064 bedrooms
  • 905+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Tennessee
  • 39no bedroom
  • 1881 bedroom
  • 5042 bedrooms
  • 4983 bedrooms
  • 704 bedrooms
  • 25+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County, Tennessee 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
  • 93no vehicle
  • 8891 vehicle
  • 1,5442 vehicles
  • 5883 vehicles
  • 2784 vehicles
  • 735+ 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
  • 140no vehicle
  • 5881 vehicle
  • 4912 vehicles
  • 643 vehicles
  • 154 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

90.5% 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, 65% lived in Tennessee.

Decatur County:

90.5%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 8,507
  • Other state: 3,092
  • Northeast: 321
  • Midwest: 920
  • South: 1,548
  • West: 299
Year householders moved into unit in Decatur County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Decatur County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 51.9%Utility gas
  • 33.6%Electricity
  • 10.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.2%Electricity
  • 33.3%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20
Here:

1.9%
Tennessee:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

0.5%
Tennessee:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

7.5%
Tennessee:

22.4%

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 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $55,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $11,065,000
    Other: $1,171,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $454,000
    Parks and Recreation: $144,000
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $204,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,431,000
    Hospitals: $9,000,000
    General - Other: $1,254,000
    Regular Highways: $1,195,000
    Police Protection: $719,000
    Health - Other: $657,000
    Correctional Institutions: $581,000
    Corrections - Other: $486,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $376,000
    Solid Waste Management: $326,000
    Financial Administration: $322,000
    Central Staff Services: $256,000
    Parks and Recreation: $199,000
    General Public Buildings: $81,000
    Local Fire Protection: $70,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000
    Libraries: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $51,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $752,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,305,000
    Other - General - Other: $829,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $24,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $71,000
    Education: $7,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,635,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,093,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,543,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $83,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $40,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $614,000
    Regular Highways: $371,000
    Health - Other: $53,000
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000
    General - Other: $48,000
    Police Protection: $42,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Hospitals: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Libraries: $1,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,795,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $246,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $46,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $720,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,829,000
    Highways: $1,735,000
    Other: $876,000
    General Local Government Support: $282,000
    Public Welfare: $20,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,298,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,194,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $531,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $215,000
    Severance: $124,000
    Other Selective Sales: $123,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $87,000
    Other License: $6,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,673,000

Decatur County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $55,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $11,065,000
    Other: $1,171,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $454,000
    Parks and Recreation: $144,000
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $204,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,431,000
    Hospitals: $9,000,000
    General - Other: $1,254,000
    Regular Highways: $1,195,000
    Police Protection: $719,000
    Health - Other: $657,000
    Correctional Institutions: $581,000
    Corrections - Other: $486,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $376,000
    Solid Waste Management: $326,000
    Financial Administration: $322,000
    Central Staff Services: $256,000
    Parks and Recreation: $199,000
    General Public Buildings: $81,000
    Local Fire Protection: $70,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000
    Libraries: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $51,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $752,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,305,000
    Other - General - Other: $829,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $24,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $71,000
    Education: $7,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,635,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,093,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,543,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $83,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $40,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $614,000
    Regular Highways: $371,000
    Health - Other: $53,000
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000
    General - Other: $48,000
    Police Protection: $42,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Hospitals: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Libraries: $1,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,795,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $246,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $46,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $720,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,829,000
    Highways: $1,735,000
    Other: $876,000
    General Local Government Support: $282,000
    Public Welfare: $20,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,298,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,194,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $531,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $215,000
    Severance: $124,000
    Other Selective Sales: $123,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $87,000
    Other License: $6,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,673,000

Decatur County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $55,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $11,065,000
    Other: $1,171,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $454,000
    Parks and Recreation: $144,000
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $204,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,431,000
    Hospitals: $9,000,000
    General - Other: $1,254,000
    Regular Highways: $1,195,000
    Police Protection: $719,000
    Health - Other: $657,000
    Correctional Institutions: $581,000
    Corrections - Other: $486,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $376,000
    Solid Waste Management: $326,000
    Financial Administration: $322,000
    Central Staff Services: $256,000
    Parks and Recreation: $199,000
    General Public Buildings: $81,000
    Local Fire Protection: $70,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000
    Libraries: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $51,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $752,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,305,000
    Other - General - Other: $829,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $24,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $71,000
    Education: $7,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,635,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,093,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,543,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $83,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $40,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $614,000
    Regular Highways: $371,000
    Health - Other: $53,000
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000
    General - Other: $48,000
    Police Protection: $42,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Hospitals: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Libraries: $1,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,795,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $246,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $46,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $720,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,829,000
    Highways: $1,735,000
    Other: $876,000
    General Local Government Support: $282,000
    Public Welfare: $20,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,298,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,194,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $531,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $215,000
    Severance: $124,000
    Other Selective Sales: $123,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $87,000
    Other License: $6,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,673,000

Decatur County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $55,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $11,065,000
    Other: $1,171,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $454,000
    Parks and Recreation: $144,000
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $204,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,431,000
    Hospitals: $9,000,000
    General - Other: $1,254,000
    Regular Highways: $1,195,000
    Police Protection: $719,000
    Health - Other: $657,000
    Correctional Institutions: $581,000
    Corrections - Other: $486,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $376,000
    Solid Waste Management: $326,000
    Financial Administration: $322,000
    Central Staff Services: $256,000
    Parks and Recreation: $199,000
    General Public Buildings: $81,000
    Local Fire Protection: $70,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000
    Libraries: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $51,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $752,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,305,000
    Other - General - Other: $829,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $24,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $71,000
    Education: $7,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,635,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,093,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,543,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $83,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $40,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $614,000
    Regular Highways: $371,000
    Health - Other: $53,000
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000
    General - Other: $48,000
    Police Protection: $42,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Hospitals: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Libraries: $1,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,795,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $246,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $46,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $720,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,829,000
    Highways: $1,735,000
    Other: $876,000
    General Local Government Support: $282,000
    Public Welfare: $20,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,298,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,194,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $531,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $215,000
    Severance: $124,000
    Other Selective Sales: $123,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $87,000
    Other License: $6,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,673,000

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
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