Decatur, Nebraska

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Decatur, Nebraska

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High Points

Decatur strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 3% trophy Decatur Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
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Top 3% trophy Decatur Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Decatur Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Decatur, Nebraska

Comparing Decatur to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 5
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Racial Diversity 4 6
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 4 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 4 1
Working at Home 3 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Housing Recently Built 4 6

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Decatur Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles S of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Burt
Standard Zip Codes 68020
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.007
Longitude -96.249

Decatur Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ONAWA 3 NW
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
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Decatur Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 618 100%
Male 305 49.4%
Female 313 50.6%
Under 18 145 23.5%
18+ 473 76.5%
65+ 130 21%
Median Age 44.6
Average Family Size 2.8
White 542 87.7%
African-American 4 0.6%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 49 7.9%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 21 3.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.8%

Estimated Decatur Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 583
Growth -35
Growth % -5.7%

Decatur Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 40.8%
Irish 17.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
US/American 9.5%
Swedish 5.6%
English 5.2%
Scandinavian 1.9%
Danish 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
French Canadian 1%
Italian 1%
Dutch 1%
European 1%
Scottish 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Bulgarian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Decatur 618 $37,857
Craig 241 $31,023
Lyons 963 $35,625
Oakland 1,367 $42,938
Rosalie 194 $30,625
Tekamah 1,892 $41,688
Walthill 909 $29,500
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