Decatur, Michigan Population 2024

1,650

Decatur is a city located in Cass County and Van Buren County Michigan. Decatur has a 2024 population of 1,650. Decatur is currently declining at a rate of -0.6% annually and its population has decreased by -2.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,689 in 2020.

The average household income in Decatur is $60,541 with a poverty rate of 20.61%. The median age in Decatur is 34.2 years: 31.5 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.

Decatur Demographics

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

  • White: 83.56%
  • Two or more races: 11.61%
  • Black or African American: 2.7%
  • Native American: 0.8%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Other race: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,221.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.31% (-39)
The current population of Decatur, Michigan is 1,650 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,689.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,57683.56%
Two or more races21911.61%
Black or African American512.7%
Native American150.8%
Asian140.74%
Other race110.58%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Decatur Population by Race

Decatur Population Pyramid 2024

Decatur Median Age

34.2

Total

31.5

Male

37.4

Female

Decatur Adults

There are 1,356 adults, (287 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

76.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female89247.3%
Male99452.7%

Decatur Population by Age

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7342.5474.825.2
Non Family3141.1170.429.6
Married2613.7188.111.9
Female1093.5958.741.3
Male503.186832

3.46

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Decatur Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1028.88%
Associates Degree968.36%
Bachelors Degree12210.62%
Graduate Degree453.92%
High School Graduate44238.47%
Less Than 9th Grade685.92%
Some College27423.85%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White973855159
2+ Races70560
Hispanic62300
Black36328
Native American15150
Asian800
Other Race110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 22.22%.

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$54,773$68,750$53,295
Graduate Degree$0$9,375$0
High School Graduate$33,281$49,333$20,139
Less Than 9th Grade$28,750$30,000$0
Overall$34,946$44,853$25,845
Some College$37,813$43,750$33,542

$34,946

Average Earnings

$44,853

Average Male

$25,845

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

91.94% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 8.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.46% of the population.

Decatur Language

Decatur Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,45326117.96%
Hispanic20011356.5%
Multiple2095928.23%
Other1111100%

20.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.7%

Male Poverty Rate

19.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is White, with 17.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.84%.

Decatur Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30%
High School17.19%
Some College16.76%
Bachelors or Greater2.99%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed75%
Female Unemployed56.25%
Male Employed19.33%
Female Employed10.78%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Decatur Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$61,667$69,213
Households$55,521$60,541
Married Families$77,841$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,906$46,320

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Decatur Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

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

Decatur Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Decatur Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

85

Number of Veterans

82

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam27
World War II14
First Gulf War12
Second Gulf War11
Korea0

Decatur Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+30
55 to 6422
65 to 7420
18 to 347
35 to 546

Decatur Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White837.26%
Black25.56%

Decatur Veterans by Race

Decatur Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

6.9%

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

75.66%

Born in Decatur

96.92%

Native Born

3.08%

Foreign Born

2.86%

Non Citizen

0.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.92% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 75.66% having been born in Michigan. 2.86% 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
20291,601-10-0.62%
20281,611-10-0.62%
20271,621-9-0.55%
20261,630-10-0.61%
20251,640-10-0.61%
20241,650-10-0.6%
20231,660-7-0.42%
20221,667-12-0.71%
20211,679-10-0.59%
20201,689-40-2.31%
20191,729-6-0.35%
20181,735-9-0.52%
20171,744-8-0.46%
20161,752-7-0.4%
20151,759-9-0.51%
20141,768-6-0.34%
20131,774-3-0.17%
20121,777-21-1.17%
20111,798-9-0.5%
20101,80700%

Decatur Population by Year