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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Decatur is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 46.84% of the Decatur workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Decatur is a town of transportation and shipping workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Decatur who work in office and administrative support (10.47%), teaching (7.51%), and management occupations (5.93%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Decatur has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Decatur a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The citizens of Decatur have a very low rate of college education: just 7.20% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Decatur in 2010 was $18,192, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,768 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 Irish, English, Dutch, and French .

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

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