Demographics

People

Total Population2,001
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+804
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married48.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.6%
Median Earnings25+$26,979
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,630
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,538

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,902
% Above Poverty Level79.6%
% Below Poverty Level20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone26.6%
Median Gross Rent$686
Median House Value$80,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.9%
English12.2%
Irish11.4%
Dutch9.1%
Polish7.3%
French Except Basque6.6%
Italian2.7%
Hungarian2.3%
Scottish2.2%
German1.1%
West Indian0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Jamaican0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Serbian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Russian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
African0.2%
Arab0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Decatur Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyVan Buren County
Standard Zip Codes49045
Phone Area Codes269
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.1
Approximate Longitude-85.97

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)

StationDOWAGIAC 1 W
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationEAU CLAIRE 4 NE
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationSOUTH HAVEN
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 55 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp46 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dowagiac5,779$38,500
Lawrence974$50,972
Lawton1,613$50,764
Marcellus1,171$57,500
Mattawan2,333$54,750
Paw Paw3,398$53,500

Decatur Public Libraries

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

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Decatur Public Schools

Davis Elementary School
409 North Phelps St
ZIP: 49045
(269) 423-6950
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Decatur High School
110 Cedar St
ZIP: 49045
(269) 423-6851
High
Total Enrollment 280
Decatur Middle School
405 North Phelps St
ZIP: 49045
(269) 423-6901
Middle
Total Enrollment 190
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