Decatur is a very small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,804 people and just one neighborhood, Decatur is the 129th largest community in Mississippi.
Occupations and Workforce
Decatur is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Decatur is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Decatur who work in healthcare (16.08%), management occupations (13.71%) and sales jobs (12.53%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Decatur is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Decatur to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Decatur. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Decatur.
Being a small town, Decatur does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.