Decatur, TN
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Decatur is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 1,575 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Decatur is the 258th largest community in Tennessee.

When you are in Decatur, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.26% of Decatur’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Decatur is a town of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Decatur who work in teaching (8.19%), management occupations (7.76%), and sales jobs (7.11%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Decatur has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Decatur has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Decatur than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Decatur may be for you.

As is often the case in a small town, Decatur doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Decatur, just 6.60% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Decatur in 2010 was $16,801, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,204 for a family of four.

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, English, Scottish, and Dutch.

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

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