Decatur, Indiana Population 2024

10,056

Decatur is a city located in Adams County Indiana. Decatur has a 2024 population of 10,056. It is also the county seat of Adams County.Decatur is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually and its population has increased by 1.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,930 in 2020.

The average household income in Decatur is $61,562 with a poverty rate of 10.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Decatur is 42 years, 36.8 years for males, and 46.4 years for females.

Decatur Demographics

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

  • White: 92.7%
  • Two or more races: 3.54%
  • Other race: 2.39%
  • Black or African American: 1.36%
  • Asian: 0.01%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
6.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,668.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.27% (126)
The current population of Decatur, Indiana is 10,056 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,930.

Decatur, Indiana Population 2024

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Decatur Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,00992.7%
Two or more races3443.54%
Other race2322.39%
Black or African American1321.36%
Asian10.01%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Decatur Population by Race

Decatur Population Pyramid 2024

Decatur Median Age

42

Total

36.8

Male

46.4

Female

Decatur Adults

There are 7,587 adults, (1,839 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female4,85950%
Male4,85950%

Decatur Population by Age

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,1992.2471.428.6
Non Family1,8361.2656.843.2
Married1,6553.1790.19.9
Female4382.4861.638.4
Male2702.817327
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2.92

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

71.4%

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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 60%.

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,823

Average Earnings

$46,198

Average Male

$36,401

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

98.13% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 1.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.4% of the population.

Decatur Language

Decatur Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,3406077.28%
Hispanic80626833.25%
Multiple34016147.35%
Other2322510.78%
Black841214.29%
Asian11100%
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10.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.23%

Male Poverty Rate

14.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is White, with 7.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.7%.

Decatur Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.09%
High School13.22%
Some College7.62%
Bachelors or Greater2.95%
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Decatur Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed69.23%
Male Unemployed15.73%
Male Employed3.19%
Female Employed2.98%
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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

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Decatur Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Decatur Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

374

Number of Veterans

362

Male Veterans

12

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

3.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

2.9%

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

71.29%

Born in Decatur

99.13%

Native Born

0.87%

Foreign Born

0.47%

Non Citizen

0.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.13% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 71.29% having been born in Indiana. 0.47% 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
202910,221330.32%
202810,188330.32%
202710,155330.33%
202610,122330.33%
202510,089330.33%
202410,056330.33%
202310,023330.33%
20229,990330.33%
20219,957270.27%
20209,930930.95%
20199,837190.19%
20189,818330.34%
20179,785610.63%
20169,724540.56%
20159,670290.3%
20149,64160.06%
20139,635420.44%
20129,593-12-0.12%
20119,605-35-0.36%
20109,6401121.18%
20009,52888410.23%
19908,644-5-0.06%
19808,6492042.42%
19708,4451181.42%
19608,3271,05614.52%
19507,2711,41024.06%
19405,86170513.67%
19305,1563948.27%
19204,7622916.51%
19104,4713297.94%
19004,1421,00031.83%
18903,142
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Decatur Population by Year