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People

Total Population 1,523
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 22.3%
Employed Population 16+ 502
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 49.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,977
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $562
Median House Value $104,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 14%

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

Decatur Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles NE of Chattanooga, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee
County Meigs
Standard Zip Codes 37322
Phone Area Codes 423
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.514
Longitude -84.79

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 DAYTON 2 SE
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
Station ATHENS
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
Station ROCKWOOD 2
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 45 F
Apr Temp 42 to 69 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 60.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Athens 13,634 $44,717
Calhoun 503 $57,143
Charleston 834 $50,250
Dayton 7,355 $37,148
Niota 875 $48,125

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

Decatur Public Libraries

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Meigs-decatur Public Library
120 MEMORIAL DRIVE
Decatur, Tennessee
(423) 334-3332
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Decatur High Schools

MEIGS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
105 ABEL AVENUE
423-334-5797
Serves 529 students.

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