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Population (year 2000): 81,860. Estimated population in July 2005: 77,836 (-4.9% change)
Males: 38,303 (46.8%), Females: 43,557 (53.2%)

Macon County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 37.2 years
Median household income: $33,111 (year 2000)
Median house value: $63,200 (year 2000)

Decatur, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Decatur:

  • White Non-Hispanic (77.0%)
  • Black (19.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (19.4%), Irish (11.2%), United States (10.3%), English (9.4%), French (2.3%), Dutch (1.6%).Illinois

Elevation: 670 feet

Land area: 41.6 square miles

Decatur,

For population 25 years and over in Decatur

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur city

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -3,569 (-4.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (123.0 miles pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (162.7 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (5.2 miles Forsyth, Creek, IL (6.7 miles Long Zion, IL (6.8 miles Mount IL (7.9 miles Oreana, IL (8.6 miles Harristown, IL Warrensburg, (9.7 miles IL (10.6 miles Macon, IL (12.5 miles Argenta,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 72 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 1997: 62 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 1998: 82 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 1999: 48 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2000: 68 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2001: 68 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2003: 268 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2004: 101 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2005: 47 buildings, average cost: $99,900

Latitude: 39.85 N, Longitude: 88.94 W

Area code: 217

Decatur, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.1%), Manufacturing (19.0%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,947 (+15.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 29,176 (83.0%)

Crime in Decatur by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 4 7 6 7 6 5
    per 100,000 4.9 8.6 7.3 8.6 7.3 6.1
Rapes 61 77 69 70 69 52
    per 100,000 74.5 94.1 84.3 85.5 84.3 63.5
Robberies 130 133 170 146 170 203
    per 100,000 158.8 162.5 207.7 178.4 207.7 248.0
Assaults 403 393 338 391 338 322
    per 100,000 492.3 480.1 412.9 477.6 412.9 393.4
Burglaries 1,186 1,131 1,512 1,177 1,512 1,152
    per 100,000 1448.8 1381.6 1847.1 1437.8 1847.1 1407.3
Thefts 2,889 2,787 2,686 2,733 2,686 2,586
    per 100,000 3529.2 3404.6 3281.2 3338.6 3281.2 3159.1
Auto thefts 213 159 179 191 179 165
    per 100,000 260.2 194.2 218.7 233.3 218.7 201.6
444.2 439.4 464.0 444.6 464.0 425.6

Average climate in Decatur, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Decatur,

Decatur-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Decatur city center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1996, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the city center injured 29 people and caused $9 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Dante Ridgeway - 2005 NFL player (New York Jets, born: Apr 18, 1984), James Whitley - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: May 13, 1979).

Main business address for: ILLINOIS POWER CO (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED), ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND CO (FATS & OILS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Decatur:
  • DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2300 NORTH EDWARD STREET)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (1800 E LAKE SHORE DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Decatur:
  • DR JOHN WARNER HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; CLINTON, IL)
  • JOHN & MARY KIRBY HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; MONTICELLO, IL)
  • SHELBY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Decatur:
  • DECATUR (about 7 miles; DECATUR, IL; ID: DEC)
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 43 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; ID: BMI)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 49 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; ID: CMI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Decatur:
  • PIATT COUNTY (about 30 miles; MONTICELLO, IL; ID: 2K0)
  • SHELBY COUNTY (about 32 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL; ID: 2H0)
  • TAYLORVILLE MUNI (about 34 miles; TAYLORVILLE, IL; ID: TAZ)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 17 $62,977 $44,454 0 $0
Other Government Administration 25 $76,328 $36,637 2 $2,137
Judicial and Legal 6 $27,392 $54,784 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 163 $811,925 $59,773 0 $0
Police - Other 28 $110,102 $47,186 0 $0
Firefighters 109 $618,350 $68,075 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $5,172 $31,032 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 4 $11,978 $35,934 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12 $65,917 $65,917 0 $0
Natural Resources 15 $40,968 $32,774 0 $0
Water Supply 49 $170,128 $41,664 0 $0
Transit 1 $5,482 $65,784 0 $0
Local Libraries 67 $148,770 $26,645 5 $2,551
Other and Unallocable 44 $155,425 $42,388 0 $0
Streets and Highways 54 $160,389 $35,642 0 $0
Totals for Government 596 $2,471,303 $49,757 7 $4,688
Colleges/Universities in Decatur:
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,274; Location: 1184 W MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.millikin.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • RICHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,760; Location: ONE COLLEGE PK; Public; Website: www.richland.cc.il.us)
  • MR JOHNS SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY ESTHETICS AND NAILS (FT enrollment: 86; Location: 1745 E ELDORADO; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mrjohns.com)
  • DECATUR AREA TECHNICAL ACADEMY-SCH OF PRACT NSG (FT enrollment: 32; Location: 300 E ELDORADO ST; Public; Website: www.dps61.org)
  • ILLINOIS ACADEMY OF REAL ESTATE-TOM BRINKOETTER CO (Location: 1610 E PERSHING RD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • DECATUR AVIATION INCORPORATED (Location: 790 S AIRPORT RD; Private, for-profit)
  • CAREERS IN TRAVEL (Location: 3008 N WATER ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Decatur:
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; FT enrollment: 2,019)
  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 47 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; FT enrollment: 3,756)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD (about 47 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 48 miles; MATTOON, IL; FT enrollment: 3,666)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 50 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; FT enrollment: 5,186)
Public high schools in Decatur:
  • MACARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,336; Location: 1155 N FAIRVIEW AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • EISENHOWER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,213; Location: 1200 S 16TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DECATUR CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Students: 193; Location: PO BOX 3066; Grades: 12 - 12)
  • FUTURES UNLIMITED (Students: 101; Location: 250 EAST WILLIAM ST; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high schools in Decatur:
  • ST. TERESA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 328; Location: 2710 N WATER STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • DECATUR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 320; Location: 3770 NORTH WATER STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
  • HILLSIDE BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHO (Students: 42; Location: 3575 GREENHILL ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Decatur:
  • STEPHEN DECATUR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 546; Location: 1 EDUCATIONAL PARK; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • JOHNS HILL MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 543; Location: 1025 E JOHNS AVE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 528; Location: 4735 E CANTRELL ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MOUND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 465; Location: 3789 N WATER ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 412; Location: 400 S MAFFIT ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • MARY W FRENCH ACADEMY (Students: 369; Location: 520 W WOOD ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MICHAEL E BAUM ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 347; Location: 801 S LAKE RIDGE AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • DURFEE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 346; Location: 1000 W GRAND AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SOUTH SHORES ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 338; Location: 2500 S FRANKLIN ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MUFFLEY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: 88 S COUNTRY CLUB RD; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Decatur:
  • LUTHERAN SCHOOL ASSOC (Students: 462; Location: 2001 E MOUND RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES (Students: 342; Location: 3950 LOURDES DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY FAMILY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 2400 SOUTH FRANKLIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: 412 N JACKSON STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN CAMPUS (Students: 164; Location: 1306 N STANLEY AVE; Grades: PK - 11)
  • ST JAMES (Students: 121; Location: 249 SOUTH WEBSTER ST; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Decatur:
  • DECATUR P.L. (Operating income: $3,524,578; Location: 130 N. FRANKLIN; 277,762 books; 18,223 audio materials; 11,299 video materials; 851 serial subscriptions)
 

Decatur compared to Illinois state average:
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Decatur:
  • WSOY (1340 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WDZ (1050 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Decatur:
  • WSOY-FM (102.9 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXFM-FM (99.3 FM; MOUNT ZION, IL; Owner: TECHNICOM, INC.)
  • W252AR (98.3 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WEJT, INC.)
  • WNLD (88.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WYDS (93.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WEJT, INC.)
  • WJMU (89.5 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY)
  • W203BD (88.5 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • W261CQ (100.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO)
  • WDKR (107.3 FM; MAROA, IL; Owner: WDKR, INC.)
  • WZUS (100.9 FM; MACON, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WDZQ (95.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • W213BI (90.5 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WEJT (105.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WMHX (93.9 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • W217BB (91.3 FM; HICKORY POINT, IL; Owner: LIFE ON THE WAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Decatur:
  • W29BG (Channel 29; DECATUR, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)

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