Decatur, Mississippi Population 2020

2,104

Decatur is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 2,104, it is the 98th largest city in Mississippi and the 7407th largest city in the United States. Decatur is currently growing at a rate of 4.00% annually and its population has increased by 14.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,841 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Decatur has a population density of 382 people per square mile.

The average household income in Decatur is $44,387 with a poverty rate of 33.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $556 per month, and the median house value is $102,000. The median age in Decatur is 22.3 years, 22.4 years for males, and 22 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.0 males.

Decatur Demographics

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

  • White: 58.79%
  • Black or African American: 40.11%
  • Native American: 0.57%
  • Two or more races: 0.52%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Decatur, Mississippi is 2,104, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,942.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,841.

Decatur, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,12758.79%
Black or African American76940.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.57%
Two or More Races100.52%

Decatur Population Pyramid 2020

Decatur Median Age

22.3


Total

22.4


Male

22


Female

Decatur Adults

There are 1,623 adults, (179 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

32.8

Age Dependency Ratio

12.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female

1,083

56.49%

Male

834

43.51%

Decatur Households and Families

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Decatur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.8%19.2%
All43.1%56.9%
Female27%73%
Non Family22.3%77.7%
Male0%100%

43.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5992.243.1
Non Family2511.0822.3
Married2033.1680.8
Female1412.7927
Male42.750

2.96

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Decatur Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade627.09%
9th to 12th Grade859.71%
High School Graduate20423.31%
Some College22625.83%
Associates Degree11312.91%
Bachelors Degree9110.40%
Graduate Degree9410.74%

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White508464169
Black33823916
Hispanic2117
Multiple Races44
Native American44

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 33.27%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,289$41,250$24,549
Less Than High School$16,042$$17,321
High School Grad$21,750$34,125$14,276
Some College$29,583$46,010$23,333
Bachelors Degree$37,813$30,000$39,375
Graduate Degree$48,125$77,639$43,438

$33,289

Average Earnings

$41,250

Average Male

$24,549

Average Female

Decatur Language

Decatur Language by Age

Decatur Language

98.33% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 1.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.81% of the population.

Decatur Poverty

Decatur Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black50323346.32%
White74817222.99%
Native1111100.00%
Multiple1010100.00%
Hispanic44920.45%

33.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.95%

Male Poverty Rate

36.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Hispanic, with 20.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.85%.

Name Poverty
High School35.94%
Some College34.23%
Less Than High School17.46%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed30.00%
Male Employed13.03%

Decatur Income

Decatur Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$22,311$44,387
Families$41,071$60,654
Married Families$77,188-
Non Families$15,393$21,058

Decatur Marital Status

Decatur Marital Status

Marriage Rates

25.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.7%

Male Marriage Rate

21.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Decatur Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Decatur Marital Status by Race

Decatur Veterans

56

Number of Veterans

41

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam15
First Gulf War12
Second Gulf War4
Korea2
World War II
Age Group Veterans
75+17
35 to 5417
55 to 6416
65 to 746
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White303.16%
Black223.32%
2 or More4100.00%

$Decatur Veterans by Education

7.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Employment Status

49.8%

Labor Force Participation

45.4%

Employment Rate

8.4%

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

71.83%

Born in Mississippi

99.17%

Native Born

0.83%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.17% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 71.83% having been born in Mississippi. 0.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,104814.00%
20192,023814.17%
20181,942-1-0.05%
20171,943814.35%
20161,862-8-0.43%
20151,870-9-0.48%
20141,879955.33%
20131,784160.90%
20121,768160.91%
20111,752-86-4.68%
20101,8380.00%