Decatur, Tennessee Population 2024

1,650

Decatur is a city located in McMinn County and Meigs County Tennessee. Decatur has a 2024 population of 1,650. It is also the county seat of Meigs County. Decatur is currently growing at a rate of 1.23% annually and its population has increased by 5.1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,570 in 2020.

The average household income in Decatur is $53,444 with a poverty rate of 35.68%. The median age in Decatur is 39.6 years: 33.3 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

Decatur Demographics

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

  • White: 93.15%
  • Two or more races: 3.8%
  • Black or African American: 3.04%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
434.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.1% (80)
The current population of Decatur, Tennessee 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 1,570.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,71493.15%
Two or more races703.8%
Black or African American563.04%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Decatur Population by Race

Decatur Population Pyramid 2024

Decatur Median Age

39.6

Total

33.3

Male

40.9

Female

Decatur Adults

There are 1,432 adults, (389 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

76.4

Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female97653.04%
Male86446.96%

Decatur Population by Age

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7392.3456.343.7
Non Family3021.0857.342.7
Married2542.9783.116.9
Female1583.6110.889.2
Male2536040

3.03

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

56.3%

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 Grade15913.31%
Associates Degree746.19%
Bachelors Degree564.69%
Graduate Degree463.85%
High School Graduate48640.67%
Less Than 9th Grade957.95%
Some College27923.35%

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
White1,111887102
2+ Races51280
Black33260
Hispanic1800

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 79.84%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 9.18%.

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$58,393$0$54,875
High School Graduate$19,254$19,133$21,875
Less Than 9th Grade$12,066$12,015$0
Overall$27,628$38,250$24,345
Some College$50,114$65,625$28,203

$27,628

Average Earnings

$38,250

Average Male

$24,345

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

98.38% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 1.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.62% of the population.

Decatur Language

Decatur Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,62355334.07%
Black464597.83%
Multiple632031.75%
Hispanic1818100%

35.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

36%

Male Poverty Rate

35.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Multiple, with 31.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.36%.

Decatur Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade51.74%
High School24.94%
Some College8.05%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed79.25%
Female Employed19.39%
Male Employed12.27%

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$55,938$63,728
Households$48,066$53,444
Married Families$78,214$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,850$33,655

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Decatur Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

36.1%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Decatur Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Decatur Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

130

Number of Veterans

130

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War52
Vietnam50
Korea24
Second Gulf War22
World War II0

Decatur Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+46
65 to 7438
55 to 6433
35 to 5413
18 to 340

Decatur Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1208.9%
Black927.27%
2+ Races11.96%

Decatur Veterans by Race

Decatur Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

59.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

39.8%

Employment Rate

22.9%

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

73.8%

Born in Decatur

98.91%

Native Born

1.09%

Foreign Born

0.98%

Non Citizen

0.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.91% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 73.8% having been born in Tennessee. 0.98% 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
20291,750201.16%
20281,730201.17%
20271,710201.18%
20261,690201.2%
20251,670201.21%
20241,650201.23%
20231,630493.1%
20221,58140.25%
20211,57770.45%
20201,570-80-4.85%
20191,650140.86%
20181,636140.86%
20171,62210.06%
20161,621-3-0.18%
20151,624100.62%
20141,614-3-0.19%
20131,61730.19%
20121,614-26-1.59%
20111,640-5-0.3%
20101,64500%

Decatur Population by Year