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The Town of Decatur had a population of 1,997 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Decatur is located at latitude 32.434 and longitude -89.1112 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Decatur (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Newton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 430 feet.

The Town of Decatur (GNIS ID: 2406366) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Decatur is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Newton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Decatur population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Decatur, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,997
Population in Households 1,616
Population in Familes 1,291
Population in Group Qrtrs 381
Population Density1 362
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 667
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 431
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 727 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 373 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 294 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $80,093
Average Home Value $102,285


Median Household Income $35,632
Average Household Income $50,851
Per Capita Income $20,333
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.31% 1.21%
Households 1.95% 1.46%
Families 1.86% 1.35%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Decatur, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Decatur to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 124 66th
Population Density1 # 234 36th
Diversity Index2 # 131 65th
Median Household Income # 147 60th
Per Capita Income # 114 69th

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