Decatur, Arkansas Population 2024

1,713

Decatur is a city located in Benton County Arkansas. Decatur has a 2024 population of 1,713. Decatur is currently declining at a rate of -0.87% annually and its population has decreased by -3.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,778 in 2020.

The average household income in Decatur is $49,630 with a poverty rate of 21.6%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Decatur is 34.5 years, 34.1 years for males, and 36.6 years for females.

Decatur Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Decatur was:

  • White: 63.18%
  • Two or more races: 19.99%
  • Native American: 5.84%
  • Black or African American: 5.23%
  • Asian: 2.62%
  • Other race: 1.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.48%
Land Area (mi²)
4.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
383.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.66% (-65)
The current population of Decatur, Arkansas is 1,713 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,778.

Decatur, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White94263.18%
Two or more races29819.99%
Native American875.84%
Black or African American785.23%
Asian392.62%
Other race251.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander221.48%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Decatur Population by Race

Decatur Population Pyramid 2024

Decatur Median Age

34.5

Total

34.1

Male

36.6

Female

Decatur Adults

There are 1,129 adults, (146 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

51.7

Age Dependency Ratio

14.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female64042.92%
Male85157.08%

Decatur Population by Age

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5802.4752.247.8
Married2583.3473.326.7
Non Family2281.2537.362.7
Male483.0439.660.4
Female463.1321.778.3
showing: 5 rows

3.16

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

52.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Decatur Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Decatur Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 54.67%.

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,716

Average Earnings

$42,500

Average Male

$29,196

Average Female

Decatur Earnings by Educational Attainment

Decatur Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Decatur Language

82.75% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 17.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.84% of the population.

Decatur Language

Decatur Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White80315018.68%
Hispanic2598934.36%
Multiple2986321.14%
Black702028.57%
Asian321650%
Other251248%
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21.6%

Overall Poverty Rate

20%

Male Poverty Rate

23.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Asian, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is White, with 18.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.87%.

Decatur Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.72%
High School23.38%
Some College18.54%
Bachelors or Greater8.59%
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Decatur Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed83.33%
Female Employed12.83%
Male Employed0.78%
Female Unemployed
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Decatur Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Decatur Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Decatur Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Decatur Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Decatur Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Decatur Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Decatur Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

64

Number of Veterans

58

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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Decatur Veterans by War

count

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Decatur Veterans by Age

count

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Decatur Veterans by Race

Decatur Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Decatur Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Decatur Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Decatur Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

50.97%

Born in Decatur

87.93%

Native Born

12.07%

Foreign Born

11.13%

Non Citizen

0.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.93% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 50.97% having been born in Arkansas. 11.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Decatur Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,638-15-0.91%
20281,653-15-0.9%
20271,668-15-0.89%
20261,683-15-0.88%
20251,698-15-0.88%
20241,713-15-0.87%
20231,728-15-0.86%
20221,743-15-0.85%
20211,758-20-1.12%
20201,778-18-1%
20191,79620.11%
20181,794-2-0.11%
20171,796110.62%
20161,785100.56%
20151,77520.11%
20141,77360.34%
20131,76760.34%
20121,761281.62%
20111,733352.06%
20101,698
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Decatur Population by Year