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Population (year 2000): 9,528. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,547 (+0.2% change)
Males: 4,639 (48.7%), Females: 4,889 (51.3%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $37,234 (year 2000)
Median house value: $77,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Decatur:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.0%)
  • Hispanic (7.7%)
  • Other race (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (32.2%), United States (9.8%), Irish (8.5%), English (8.0%), Swiss (4.0%), French (3.3%).Indiana

Elevation: 794 feet

Land area: 4.9 square miles

Decatur,

For population 25 years and over in Decatur

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur city

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +242 (+2.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wayne, IN Fort (21.9 miles pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (201.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IN (5.9 miles Monroe, IN Monroeville, (10.7 miles Wren, OH (10.8 miles) , OH (11.0 miles Willshire, IN Berne, (12.0 miles Vera Cruz, IN (13.6 miles) , OH Convoy, (16.5 miles IN (16.5 miles Geneva,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 22 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 1997: 29 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $64,500
  • 2004: 29 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $121,300

Latitude: 40.83 N, Longitude: 84.93 W

Area code: 260


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (31.7%), Educational,health and social services (15.7%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,785 (+39.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,661 (57.6%)


 

Crime in Decatur by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 0 3 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 31.5 10.5 0.0
Assaults 12 0 4 6
    per 100,000 125.9 0.0 42.0 63.0
Burglaries 31 7 15 19
    per 100,000 325.4 73.5 157.4 199.4
Thefts 108 167 88 106
    per 100,000 1133.5 1752.7 923.6 1112.5
Auto thefts 21 15 11 18
    per 100,000 220.4 157.4 115.4 188.9
110.9 97.3 68.7 86.2

Average climate in Decatur, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Decatur,

Decatur-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/10/2002, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the Decatur city center killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused $30 million in damages.

On 2/18/1992, a category 4 tornado 25.6 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Landon Adler - College basketball player (Ball State Cardinals), Nate Richie - College basketball player (Drake Bulldogs), Seth Colclasure - College basketball player (Valparaiso Crusaders).


Hospital/medical center in Decatur:
  • ADAMS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (805 HIGH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Decatur:
  • BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; BLUFFTON, IN)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-FT WAYNE (about 23 miles; FORT WAYNE, IN)
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; FORT WAYNE, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Decatur:
  • FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL (about 20 miles; FORT WAYNE, IN; ID: FWA)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY - JOHNSON FIELD (about 52 miles; MUNCIE, IN; ID: MIE)
  • ANDERSON MUNICIPAL-DARLINGTON FIELD (about 69 miles; ANDERSON, IN; ID: AID)
Other public-use airports nearest to Decatur:
  • DECATUR HI-WAY (about 6 miles; DECATUR, IN; ID: DCR)
  • MILLER (about 23 miles; BLUFFTON, IN; ID: C40)
  • VAN WERT COUNTY (about 23 miles; VAN WERT, OH; ID: VNW)

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
Police Protection - Officers 17 $50,931 $35,951 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 4 $9,042 $27,126 1 $1,100
Streets and Highways 7 $18,358 $31,470 0 $0
Firefighters 9 $28,693 $38,257 21 $2,458
Sewerage 7 $19,266 $33,027 1 $259
Parks and Recreation 7 $19,565 $33,540 7 $2,298
Water Supply 8 $22,926 $34,389 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   4 $5,074
Financial Administration 5 $13,308 $31,939 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $10,149 $30,447 9 $2,156
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,415 $28,980 0 $0
Police - Other 4 $8,659 $25,977 2 $2,407
Totals for Government 73 $203,314 $33,421 45 $15,753
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur:
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-FORT WAYNE (about 23 miles; FT WAYNE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 7,385)
  • BALL STATE UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; MUNCIE, IN; FT enrollment: 17,039)
  • INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; MARION, IN; FT enrollment: 6,684)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-EAST CENTRAL (about 56 miles; MUNCIE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,013)
  • ANDERSON UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; ANDERSON, IN; FT enrollment: 2,116)
  • OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; ADA, OH; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 88 miles; DAYTON, OH; FT enrollment: 11,734)
Public high school in Decatur:
  • BELLMONT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 874; Location: 1000 N ADAMS; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Decatur:
  • BELLMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 531; Location: 1200 N ADAMS; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTHEAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 901 EVERHART DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NORTHWEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 329; Location: 1109 DAYTON ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MONMOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 233; Location: 251 W 850 N; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Decatur:
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 362; Location: 127 N FOURTH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • WYNEKEN MEMORIAL LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 251; Location: 11565 N US HWY 27; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PETER IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 102; Location: 3845 E 1100 N; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 1022 W MONROE STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Decatur:
  • DECATUR PL (Operating income: $546,755; Location: 128 S 3RD ST; 60,852 books; 2,023 audio materials; 2,757 video materials; 200 serial subscriptions)

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Borum Run (A).

Parks in Decatur include: Stratton Park (1), McMillen Park (2), Hanna City Park (3).


Decatur compared to Indiana state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Decatur:
  • WADM (1540 AM; daytime; 0 kW; DECATUR, IN; Owner: WELLS COUNTY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFCV (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGL (1250 AM; 2 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Decatur:
  • WBYR (98.9 FM; VAN WERT, OH; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WQHK-FM (105.1 FM; DECATUR, IN; Owner: JAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZBD (92.7 FM; BERNE, IN; Owner: ADAMS COUNTY RADIO, INC)
  • WJFX (107.9 FM; NEW HAVEN, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE RADIO CORP.)
  • WLAB (88.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA DISTTRICT OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MO SYNOD, INC.)
  • WAJI (95.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WBCL (90.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBNI-FM (89.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NE IN., INC.)
  • WNUY (100.1 FM; BLUFFTON, IN; Owner: WELLS COUNTY RADIO CORP.)
  • WNHT (96.3 FM; CHURUBUSCO, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFWI (92.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLDE (101.7 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WYLT (103.9 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W209AW (89.7 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
TV broadcast stations around Decatur:
  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WISE-TV (Channel 33; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: NVG-FORT WAYNE II, LLC)
  • WPTA (Channel 21; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: WPTA-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFFT-TV (Channel 55; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: QUOROM OF FT. WAYNE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFWA (Channel 39; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W66BD (Channel 53; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TELEVISION)
  • DW68BN (Channel 68; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: ZONATION BROADCASTING)
  • W45AG (Channel 45; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAN STAR, INC.)

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