Decatur, IN
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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. Much of the housing stock in Decatur was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

When you are in Decatur, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.45% of Decatur’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Decatur is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Decatur who work in office and administrative support (13.27%), sales jobs (9.50%), and food service (6.94%).

The percentage of people in Decatur with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.94% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Decatur in 2010 was $22,361, 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 $89,444 for a family of four. However, Decatur contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Decatur is a somewhat 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 Irish, English, French , and Swiss.

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

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