Decatur County, Indiana Population 2021

Decatur County, Indiana's estimated population is 26,227 with a growth rate of -0.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Decatur County, Indiana is the 60th largest county in Indiana. The 2010 Population was 25,798 and has seen a growth of 1.66% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202126,227-166-0.63%
202026,393-166-0.63%
201926,559-166-0.62%
201826,7251050.39%
201726,620550.21%
201626,5652260.86%
201526,339-77-0.29%
201426,4161800.69%
201326,2361930.74%
201226,0431410.54%
201125,9021040.40%
201025,7982,1539.11%
199023,645-196-0.82%
198023,8411,1034.85%
197022,7382,71913.58%
196020,0191,8019.89%
195018,2184962.80%
194017,7224142.39%
193017,308-505-2.84%
192017,813-980-5.21%
191018,793-725-3.71%
190019,5182411.25%
189019,277-502-2.54%
188019,7797263.81%
187019,0531,75910.17%
186017,2942,18714.48%
185015,1072,93624.12%
184012,1716,284106.74%
18305,8870.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.63%
County Website
State
Founded
1822
County Seat
2010 Population
25,798
Growth Since 2010
1.66%
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Decatur County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,65596.59%
Asian3871.46%
Two or More Races1810.68%
Black or African American1730.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native1380.52%
Some Other Race280.11%
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Decatur County, Indiana Population by Race

Decatur County, Indiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Decatur County, Indiana Median Age

39.2


Total

37.7


Male

40.7


Female

Decatur County, Indiana Adults

There are 20,120 adults, (4,384 of whom are seniors) in Decatur County, Indiana.

Decatur County, Indiana Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

13,380

50.37%

Male

13,182

49.63%

Decatur County, Indiana Population by Age

Decatur County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Decatur County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
All69.8%30.2%
Male58.7%41.3%
Female57.1%42.9%
Non Family56.4%43.6%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Decatur County, Indiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,3532.5369.8
Married5,5183.1481.2
Non Family3,4181.2356.4
Female7943.1257.1
Male6233.4758.7

3.07

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Decatur County, Indiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5042.82%
9th to 12th Grade1,1146.24%
High School Graduate7,85343.97%
Some College3,20717.96%
Associates Degree1,4998.39%
Bachelors Degree2,54314.24%
Graduate Degree1,1416.39%
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Decatur County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Decatur County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,15515,5853,398
Asian263263160
Hispanic22318117
2+ Races11811832
Native American1128327
Black898350
Other Race33

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.84%.

Decatur County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,549$48,287$29,357
Less Than 9th Grade$30,613$34,321$18,500
High School Graduate$34,971$43,931$26,062
Some College$41,122$50,612$27,191
Bachelors Degree$49,487$61,738$43,321
Graduate Degree$63,056$56,964$64,866

$40,549

Average Earnings

$48,287

Average Male

$29,357

Average Female

Decatur County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Decatur County, Indiana Language by Age

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Decatur County, Indiana Language

96.38% of Decatur County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 3.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.40% of the population.

Decatur County, Indiana Language

Decatur County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,7412,85611.54%
Hispanic5338816.51%
Black1342820.90%
Other281760.71%
Multiple181147.73%
Asian38792.33%

11.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.11%

Male Poverty Rate

13.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur County, Indiana is Other, with 60.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur County, Indiana is Asian, with 2.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.91%.

Decatur County, Indiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.88%
High School12.39%
Some College7.30%
Bachelors or Greater2.86%

Decatur County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.92%
Male Unemployed10.73%
Female Employed5.48%
Male Employed3.35%

Decatur County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Decatur County, Indiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,949$68,940
Families$66,351$78,661
Married Families$74,567-
Non Families$36,538$44,360
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Income by Household Type

Decatur County, Indiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Decatur County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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Decatur County, Indiana 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 County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

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Decatur County, Indiana Marital Status

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1,269

Number of Veterans

1,236

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam524
Second Gulf War195
First Gulf War190
Korea69
World War II35

Decatur County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74432
35 to 54282
75+272
55 to 64196
18 to 3487

Decatur County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2326.35%
2+ Races1511.28%
Black1314.61%
Asian92.49%

Decatur County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Decatur County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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3.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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65.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Decatur County, Indiana Employment by Age

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Decatur County, Indiana Employment by Race

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Decatur County, Indiana 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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81.29%

Born in Decatur County, Indiana

98.02%

Native Born

1.98%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

0.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.02% of Decatur County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 81.29% having been born in Indiana. 1.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Decatur County, Indiana Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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