Decatur, Michigan Population 2022

1,617
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Decatur is a city located in Van Buren County Michigan. Decatur has a 2020 population of 1,617. Decatur is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -2.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,651 in 2010.

The average household income in Decatur is $51,756 with a poverty rate of 21.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $722 per month, and the median house value is $90,000. The median age in Decatur is 37.6 years, 33.5 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Decatur Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Decaturwas:

  • White: 82.02%
  • Two or more races: 12.71%
  • Black or African American: 3.46%
  • Asian: 0.93%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Decatur, Michigan is 1,617 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,651.

Decatur, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,58782.02%
Black or African American673.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.52%
Asian180.93%
Some Other Race70.36%
Two or More Races24612.71%
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Decatur Population by Race

Decatur Population Pyramid 2022

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Decatur Median Age

39.3


Total

31.7


Male

45.8


Female

Decatur Adults

There are 1,512 adults, (319 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female

881

45.53%

Male

1,054

54.47%

Decatur Population by Age

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Decatur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.1%22.9%
All71%29%
Female67%33%
Non Family67%33%
Male66.1%33.9%

71.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Decatur Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8682.1971
Married3453.177.1
Male562.4166.1
Female1062.6267
Non Family3611.1667

2.85

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Decatur Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade735.58%
9th to 12th Grade13610.40%
High School Graduate48637.16%
Some College34226.15%
Associates Degree886.73%
Bachelors Degree14611.16%
Graduate Degree372.83%
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Decatur Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,047888166
Black60598
2+ Races91859
Native American1010
Other Race33
Hispanic10372
Asian12

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 white people with a rate of 15.85%.

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,974$35,313$21,089
Less Than 9th Grade$20,893$$21,607
High School Graduate$29,250$39,464$17,833
Some College$22,472$32,083$21,181
Bachelors Degree$54,688$60,795$46,250
Graduate Degree$23,750$13,125$25,833

$26,974

Average Earnings

$35,313

Average Male

$21,089

Average Female

Decatur Earnings by Educational Attainment

Decatur Language by Age

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Decatur Language

91.17% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 8.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.68% of the population.

Decatur Language

Decatur Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic23510243.40%
Black672943.28%
Multiple2465020.33%
White1,43626518.45%
Other7NaN%

21.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.71%

Male Poverty Rate

16.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Hispanic, with 43.40% 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 12.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.83%.

Decatur Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.71%
High School18.31%
Some College15.81%
Bachelors or Greater7.65%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed21.02%
Male Unemployed59.65%
Female Employed11.62%
Female Unemployed31.25%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Decatur Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,214$49,743
Families$50,143$53,363
Married Families$51,789-
Non Families$28,047$43,561
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Income by Household Type

Decatur Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Decatur Marital Status by Race

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Decatur Marital Status

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103

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War18
First Gulf War17
Vietnam27
Korea3
World War II11

Decatur Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 349
35 to 543
55 to 6442
65 to 7420
75+29

Decatur Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White917.33%
Black34.69%
2+ Races95.08%

Decatur Veterans by Race

Decatur Veterans by Education

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5.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Veterans by Education

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59.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Decatur Employment by Age

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Decatur Employment by Race

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Decatur Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.18%

Born in Decatur

96.54%

Native Born

3.46%

Foreign Born

2.84%

Non Citizen

0.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.54% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 76.18% having been born in Michigan. 2.84% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,8190.00%
20111,802-17-0.93%
20121,785-17-0.94%
20131,768-17-0.95%
20141,751-17-0.96%
20151,734-17-0.97%
20161,717-17-0.98%
20171,700-17-0.99%
20181,683-17-1.00%
20191,666-17-1.01%
20201,651-15-0.90%
20211,634-17-1.03%
20221,617-17-1.04%

Decatur Population by Year