Decatur, Indiana Population 2020

35,062
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Decatur is a city located in Indiana. Decatur has a 2020 population of 35,062. Decatur is currently growing at a rate of 0.74% annually and its population has increased by 8.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,451 in 2010.

The average household income in Decatur is $61,615 with a poverty rate of 14.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $889 per month, and the median house value is $114,000. The median age in Decatur is 33 years, 31.9 years for males, and 33.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.6 males.

Decatur Demographics

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

  • White: 84.55%
  • Black or African American: 11.04%
  • Two or more races: 1.78%
  • Other race: 1.51%
  • Asian: 0.58%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Decatur, Indiana is 35,062, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,546.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,451.

Decatur, Indiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,81684.55%
Black or African American3,76411.04%
Two or More Races6071.78%
Some Other Race5131.51%
Asian1980.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native1790.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.01%
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Decatur Population Pyramid 2020

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Decatur Median Age

33


Total

31.9


Male

33.5


Female

Decatur Adults

There are 24,627 adults, (3,610 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female

16,906

49.61%

Male

17,175

50.39%

Decatur Households and Families

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Decatur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.1%20.9%
All65.6%34.4%
Male65.3%34.7%
Non Family57.4%42.6%
Female44.3%55.7%

65.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,8562.8665.6
Married5,5573.4479.1
Non Family3,6731.2957.4
Female2,1043.6944.3
Male5224.3365.3

3.41

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

8.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Decatur Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7233.35%
9th to 12th Grade1,9348.97%
High School Graduate7,82836.29%
Some College5,61426.03%
Associates Degree2,0929.70%
Bachelors Degree2,51411.66%
Graduate Degree8644.01%
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Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,78416,7422,958
Black1,5411,328236
Hispanic913508126
Other Race27922371
Multiple Races19813020
Asian16010522
Native American8072

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 90.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 25.45%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,235$40,640$28,970
Less Than High School$26,935$31,042$15,766
High School Grad$31,675$39,648$25,191
Some College$35,418$41,950$29,922
Bachelors Degree$50,865$52,527$48,382
Graduate Degree$48,021$38,529$49,965

$35,235

Average Earnings

$40,640

Average Male

$28,970

Average Female

Decatur Language

Decatur Language by Age

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Decatur Language

93.67% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 6.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.86% of the population.

Decatur Poverty

Decatur Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White27,2233,00711.05%
Black3,7191,30235.01%
Hispanic1,86053428.71%
Other51318435.87%
Multiple60210317.11%
Asian1988944.95%

14.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.97%

Male Poverty Rate

15.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Asian, with 44.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is White, with 11.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.16%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.65%
Some College11.56%
High School10.31%
Bachelors or Greater5.77%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed35.44%
Female Unemployed22.61%
Female Employed9.28%
Male Employed4.59%

Decatur Income

Decatur Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,588$61,615
Families$62,430$67,037
Married Families$69,932-
Non Families$36,479$44,301
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Decatur Marital Status

Decatur Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Decatur Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Decatur Marital Status by Race

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Decatur Veterans

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2,276

Number of Veterans

1,979

Male Veterans

297

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam727
Second Gulf War601
First Gulf War464
Korea239
World War II21
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54508
18 to 34497
65 to 74492
55 to 64428
75+351
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0319.47%
Black1758.10%
Hispanic695.75%
Asian2916.67%
Other256.17%
2 or More165.32%

Decatur Veterans by Education

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13.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Employment Status

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68.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202035,0622580.74%
201934,8042580.75%
201834,5462580.75%
201734,2882310.68%
201634,0572190.65%
201533,8381730.51%
201433,6652500.75%
201333,4153811.15%
201233,0343261.00%
201132,7082570.79%
201032,4510.00%