Decatur, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Decatur, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Decatur had a population of 1,837 as of July 1, 2016. Decatur ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Decatur is located at latitude 42.1077 and longitude -85.975 in Van Buren County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Decatur (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Van Buren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 787 feet.

The Village of Decatur (GNIS ID: 2398699) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Decatur is located within Township of Decatur, a minor civil division (MCD) of Van Buren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Decatur population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Decatur, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,837
Population in Households 1,812
Population in Familes 1,444
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1,367
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 709
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 477
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 801 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 480 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $89,349
Average Home Value $97,303


Median Household Income $35,930
Average Household Income $45,206
Per Capita Income $17,574
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.15%
Households 0.18% 0.14%
Families 1.01% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Decatur, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Decatur to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 315 55th
Population Density1 # 231 67th
Diversity Index2 # 99 86th
Median Household Income # 561 19th
Per Capita Income # 628 9th

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