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Decatur, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Decatur is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Meigs County at latitude 35.5305 and longitude -84.7921. Meigs County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 778 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Decatur, but most people and references simply refer to it as Decatur, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Decatur indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Decatur (see map below) encompass a land area of 3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Decatur: Reagan.

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Decatur, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,680
Population in Households 1,626
Population in Familes 1,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density1 559
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 667
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 473
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 498 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 169 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $108,663
Average Home Value $139,279


Median Household Income $38,292
Average Household Income $49,040
Per Capita Income $19,762
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.18% 0.66%
Households 1.43% 0.74%
Families 2.95% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Decatur to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 218 49th
Population Density1 # 197 54th
Diversity Index2 # 344 19th
Median Household Income # 191 56th
Per Capita Income # 208 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.