Decatur is a city located in Macon County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Macon County. With a 2020 population of 69,402, it is the 17th largest city in Illinois and the 584th largest city in the United States. Decatur is currently declining at a rate of -0.80% annually and its population has decreased by -1.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 70,522 in 2020. Spanning over 47 miles, Decatur has a population density of 1,640 people per square mile.
The average household income in Decatur is $59,490 with a poverty rate of 19.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $688 per month, and the median house value is $85,500. The median age in Decatur is 40.2 years, 37.7 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Decaturwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.24%.
96.28% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 3.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.94% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Multiple, with 36.61% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.70%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Decatur
97.51% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 78.95% having been born in Illinois. 1.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.
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