Decatur, IL

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Living in Decatur

Decatur is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 70,746 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, Decatur is the 13th largest community in Illinois.

Decatur is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Decatur is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Decatur who work in office and administrative support (11.41%), sales jobs (10.34%), and food service (7.23%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.68 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Decatur is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.63% of adults 25 and older in Decatur have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Decatur in 2018 was $25,800, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,200 for a family of four. However, Decatur contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Decatur is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Decatur home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Decatur residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Decatur include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Decatur is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.