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People

Total Population 2,100
Male Share of the Population 43.3%
Female Share of the Population 56.7%
Senior Citizens 9%
Employed Population 16+ 851
Age of the Population 24

Families

% of people married 31.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,250
% Above Poverty Level 78.9%
% Below Poverty Level 21.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $604
Median House Value $104,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.6%
US/American 0%
English 13%
Irish 15.4%

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

Decatur Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles E of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 181 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Newton
Standard Zip Codes 39327
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.438
Longitude -89.108

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 NEWTON EXP STN
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 57.5 inches
Station PHILADELPHIA 1 WSW
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches
Station KIPLING 3 NW
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chunky 406 $41,250
Hickory 604 $37,734
Lake 435 $39,773
Newton 3,347 $39,923
Sebastopol 314 $69,250
Union 1,826 $31,950

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

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NEWTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
16255 HWY 503
601-635-2718
Serves 850 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

NEWTON COUNTY VOC COMPLEX
15935 HWY 15 NORTH
601-635-4138
A Vocational School

EAST CENTRAL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
RAILROAD STREET
601-635-2118
A Non-traditional School

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