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People

Total Population 2,063
Male Share of the Population 42.1%
Female Share of the Population 57.9%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 710
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 43.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,333
% Above Poverty Level 68.9%
% Below Poverty Level 31.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $573
Median House Value $75,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.1%
US/American 0%
English 12.3%
Irish 10.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Decatur Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles SW of Kalamazoo, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
County Van Buren
Metro Area Kalamazoo - Battle Creek
Standard Zip Codes 49045
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.108
Longitude -85.974

Decatur Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DOWAGIAC 1 W
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station EAU CLAIRE 4 NE
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station SOUTH HAVEN
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 55 F
Jul Temp 64 to 78 F
Oct Temp 46 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dowagiac 5,866 $32,875
Lawrence 980 $35,469
Lawton 1,712 $53,906
Marcellus 1,052 $45,000
Mattawan 2,081 $45,063
Paw Paw 3,445 $33,902

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Decatur Public Libraries

Library
Van Buren District Library
200 NORTH PHELPS STREET
Decatur, Michigan
(269) 423-4771

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Decatur High Schools

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DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL
110 CEDAR STREET
269-423-6850
Serves 306 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

DECATUR ALTERNATIVE CHOICE SCHOOL
312 SCHOOL STREET
269-423-6145
A Non-traditional School
Serves 23 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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