Decatur, Newton County, Mississippi

Decatur: Town in Newton County, Mississippi, United States

About

Decatur is a town located in the county of Newton in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,841 and a population density of 128 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,733 inhabitants.

Quick Facts about Decatur

Population : 1,733 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
County : Newton County
Postal code : 39327
Phone Area Codes : 601
Area : 14.4 km2
Altitude : 430 feet / 131 meters
Capital city : Decatur is capital of Newton County
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 17:07:51 (15th August 2022)
Density : 120 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.23% (2010-2020)
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Location of Decatur on Mississippi map.
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Newton County Mississippi Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Decatur Highlighted
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Geography

Decatur is located at 32°26'21"N 89°6'30"W (32.4390300, -89.1083900).

Decatur map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Decatur decreased by 6.23% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,841 - census
2011 1,749 -5.26% estimation process
2012 1,768 1.07% estimation process
2013 1,784 0.9% estimation process
2014 1,879 5.06% estimation process
2015 1,867 -0.64% estimation process
2016 1,861 -0.32% estimation process
2017 1,939 4.02% estimation process
2018 1,830 -5.96% estimation process
2019 1,705 -7.33% estimation process
2020 1,733 1.62% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 18,772
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 18,373
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 2.2%
April 1, 2020 Population : 18,941
April 1, 2010 Population : 18,392
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.1%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 20.8%
People over 65 (%) : 16.5%
Female persons, % : 51.0%
White only, percent : 96.9%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.2%
Asians alone % : 0.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.0%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 9.4%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 89.8%
2015-2019 Veterans : 842
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 6.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 80.3%

Decatur zip code is 39327. County name: Newton, County fips: 28101

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 80.3%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $386,200
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,355
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $963
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,634
2015-2019 Households : 7,349
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.52
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 87.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 9.3%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 95.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 91.6%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 42.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 5.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 6.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 71.8%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.1%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 36,883
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 5,638
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 133,709
2012 total retail sales per capita : $7,247
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 30.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $98,401
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $48,122
Percentage of people living in poverty : 2.7%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,113
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,351
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 534
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 56
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,936
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 192
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,798
2010 population per square mile : 5,272.1
2010 land area in square miles : 3.49

People born in Decatur (3)

People born in Decatur, including African-civil rights activist Medgar Evers, mayor Charles Evers, football end Lamar Blount, .

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Schools in Decatur

College & universities near Decatur, MS

Code Name City ZIP
175643 East Central Community College Decatur (MS) 39327-0129

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Decatur, MS

Code Name Address Type
MEI Union Station 1901 Front Street RAIL
LAU Laurel station 230 North Maple Street RAIL
JAN Union Station 300 W. Capital Street RAIL
HBI Hattiesburg, MS 7297 US Highway 49 BUS

Post offices near Decatur

Post Office Name City ZIP
Decatur Post Office Decatur (MS) 39327

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Other cities in Newton County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Newton County , MS.

City Name Population Title
Newton 3,123 City in Newton County, Mississippi
Conehatta 1,342 Census-designated place in Newton County, Mississippi
Hickory 515 Town in Newton County, Mississippi, United States
Chunky 313 City in Newton County, Mississippi, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Decatur distances to largest Mississippi cities