Decatur, Indiana Population 2020

9,989

Decatur is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 9,989, it is the 78th largest city in Indiana and the 3101st largest city in the United States. Decatur is currently growing at a rate of 0.74% annually and its population has increased by 6.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,405 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Decatur has a population density of 1,657 people per square mile.

The average household income in Decatur is $52,768 with a poverty rate of 16.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $595 per month, and the median house value is $93,100. The median age in Decatur is 39.3 years, 35.1 years for males, and 46.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.3 males.

Decatur Demographics

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

  • White: 94.15%
  • Black or African American: 2.67%
  • Other race: 2.36%
  • Two or more races: 0.38%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Decatur, Indiana is 9,989, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,843.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,405.

Decatur, Indiana Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202036,0642140.59%
201935,8502140.60%
201835,6362140.60%
201735,4222300.65%
201635,1922340.66%
201534,9581900.54%
201434,7681140.33%
201334,6542460.71%
201234,408340.10%
201134,374-77-0.22%
201034,4510.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,72794.15%
Black or African American2762.67%
Some Other Race2442.36%
Two or More Races390.38%
Asian290.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.15%

Decatur Population Pyramid 2020

Decatur Median Age

39.3


Total

35.1


Male

46.1


Female

Decatur Adults

There are 7,786 adults, (1,863 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female

5,157

49.92%

Male

5,174

50.08%

Decatur Households and Families

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Decatur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
All63.4%36.6%
Male62.7%37.3%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Female50.2%49.8%

63.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4372.2663.4
Non Family1,8251.3152.2
Married1,6403.0482
Female7472.750.2
Male2252.8462.7

2.85

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Decatur Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1361.93%
9th to 12th Grade72710.34%
High School Graduate3,00542.74%
Some College1,77025.17%
Associates Degree5648.02%
Bachelors Degree5607.96%
Graduate Degree2693.83%

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,4605,722754
Hispanic416338
Other Race200147
Black1257875
Multiple Races2929
Native American1616
Asian1313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 60.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,851$39,149$26,620
Less Than High School$14,826$27,949$14,286
High School Grad$32,136$37,648$23,789
Some College$31,758$40,904$29,368
Bachelors Degree$37,768$49,659$30,568
Graduate Degree$65,238$78,243$61,176

$31,851

Average Earnings

$39,149

Average Male

$26,620

Average Female

Decatur Language

Decatur Language by Age

Decatur Language

96.22% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 3.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.06% of the population.

Decatur Poverty

Decatur Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,8201,31314.89%
Black26017768.08%
Hispanic6809513.97%
Other2446325.82%
Asian291655.17%

16.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.51%

Male Poverty Rate

18.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Black, with 68.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Hispanic, with 13.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.75%
Bachelors or Greater12.80%
High School8.58%
Some College7.43%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.84%
Female Employed17.41%
Male Employed3.56%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Decatur Income

Decatur Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,528$52,768
Families$56,458$65,910
Married Families$73,222-
Non Families$28,964$32,315

Decatur Marital Status

Decatur Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Decatur Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Decatur Marital Status by Race

Decatur Veterans

589

Number of Veterans

572

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam205
First Gulf War97
Korea53
World War II45
Second Gulf War19
Age Group Veterans
75+198
65 to 74156
35 to 54146
55 to 6489
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White5697.71%
Hispanic204.12%
Other2010.00%

$Decatur Veterans by Education

11.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Employment Status

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Decatur Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.19%

Born in Indiana

99.38%

Native Born

0.62%

Foreign Born

0.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.38% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 76.19% having been born in Indiana. 0.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,989730.74%
20199,916730.74%
20189,843430.44%
20179,800730.75%
20169,727520.54%
20159,675270.28%
20149,64840.04%
20139,644400.42%
20129,604-13-0.14%
20119,617-36-0.37%
20109,6531250.13%
20009,5288840.98%
19908,644-5-0.01%
19808,6492040.24%
19708,4451180.14%
19608,3271,0561.37%
19507,2711,4102.18%
19405,8617051.29%
19305,1563940.80%
19204,7622910.63%
19104,4713290.77%
19004,1421,0002.80%
18903,1420.00%