Decatur, MI

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Living in Decatur

Decatur is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,732 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Decatur is the 377th largest community in Michigan.

When you are in Decatur, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.63% of Decatur’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Decatur is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Decatur who work in office and administrative support (13.55%), sales jobs (12.33%), and healthcare suport services (8.18%).

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 11.57% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Decatur in 2018 was $20,364, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,456 for a family of four. However, Decatur contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Decatur is a very ethnically-diverse village. 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, Dutch, and Polish.

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