Decatur, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Decatur, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Decatur had a population of 1,824 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Decatur, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,824
Population in Households 1,799
Population in Familes 1,417
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 1,358
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $37,807
Average Household Income $48,132
Per Capita Income $18,660


Total Housing Units 793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 451 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $93,972
Average Home Value $102,102


Total Households 703
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 470
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.03% 0.11%
Households 0.03% 0.09%
Families 0.58% -0.04%
Median Household Income   3.78%
Per Capita Income   4.12%

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, 2018 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 # 319 54th
Population Density # 237 66th
Diversity Index # 99 86th
Median Household Income # 574 17th
Per Capita Income # 625 10th

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