Decatur is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 9,465 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Decatur is the 82nd largest community in Indiana.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Decatur is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.31% of the Decatur workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Decatur is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Decatur who work in office and administrative support (15.56%), sales jobs (8.41%), and management occupations (5.82%).
One of the benefits of Decatur is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.59 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Decatur rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.88% of adults 25 and older in Decatur have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Decatur in 2010 was $23,021, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,084 for a family of four. However, Decatur contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Decatur also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Decatur include Irish, English, French , and Swiss.
The most common language spoken in Decatur is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.