Decatur, MS

Census Place

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2022 Population
2,325
28.6% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
21.9
7.98% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
37.3%
25.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$44,321
5.49% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$104,200
16.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
642
20.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Decatur, MS had a population of 2.33k people with a median age of 21.9 and a median household income of $44,321. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Decatur, MS grew from 1,808 to 2,325, a 28.6% increase and its median household income grew from $42,016 to $44,321, a 5.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Decatur, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (43.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.06%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.72%), and White (Hispanic) (0.602%).

None of the households in Decatur, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.8% of the residents in Decatur, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Decatur, MS are East Central Community College (539 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Decatur, MS was $104,200, and the homeownership rate was 41.6%.

Most people in Decatur, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Decatur, MS was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Decatur, MS is home to a population of 2.33k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.43% of Decatur, MS residents were born outside of the country (10 people).

In 2022, there were 1.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.21k people) in Decatur, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 48 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Decatur, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Decatur, MS was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Decatur, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.21k ± 247
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.01k ± 285
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    48 ± 38.8
0.903%
Hispanic Population
21 people

In 2022, there were 1.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.21k people) in Decatur, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 48 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.903% of the people in Decatur, MS are hispanic (21 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.43%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10 people
0.387%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7 people

As of 2022, 0.43% of Decatur, MS residents (10 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Decatur, MS was 0.387%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    34 ± 45
  2. Vietnam
    19 ± 24
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    18 ± 27

Decatur, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Decatur, MS employs 642 people. The largest industries in Decatur, MS are Manufacturing (123 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (111 people), and Retail Trade (100 people), and the highest paying industries are Retail Trade ($50,610), Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,783), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,268).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

642
2022 Value
± 171
20.5%
1 Year growth
± 31.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Decatur, MS grew at a rate of 20.5%, from 533 employees to 642 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Decatur, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (97 people), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (88 people), and Production Occupations (68 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Decatur, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

642
2022 Value
± 171
20.5%
1 Year growth
± 31.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Decatur, MS grew at a rate of 20.5%, from 533 employees to 642 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Decatur, MS, are Manufacturing (123 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (111 people), and Retail Trade (100 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Decatur, MS, though some of these residents may live in Decatur, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,458
Median earning men ± $11,450
$35,063
Median earning women ± $27,399

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Retail Trade ($50,854), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,266), and Construction ($38,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($65,521), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,962), and Retail Trade ($24,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.611%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Decatur, MS awarded 539 degrees. The student population of Decatur, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 920 male students and 1,460 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Decatur, MS are White (311 and 58.3%), followed by Black or African American (144 and 27%), American Indian or Alaska Native (30 and 5.63%), and Hispanic or Latino (24 and 4.5%).

The largest universities in Decatur, MS by number of degrees awarded are East Central Community College (539 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Decatur, MS are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (310 and 57.5%), Registered Nursing (27 and 5.01%), and General Business Administration & Management (24 and 4.45%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,380 students enrolled in Decatur, MS, 38.7% men and 61.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,306 records, of which 61.5% were women and 38.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 310 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Decatur, MS was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 310 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
539 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Central Community College with 539 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 214 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Decatur, MS, which is 0.658 times less than the 325 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 311 degrees mean that there were 2.16 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 144 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,260) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($305) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,480) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Decatur, MS was $104,200 in 2022, which is 0.37 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $89,700 to $104,200, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Decatur, MS is 41.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Decatur, MS have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Decatur, MS is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$104,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$39,336
$256
Median Property Taxes
±$103

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Decatur, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Decatur, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

41.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 41.6% of the housing units in Decatur, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Decatur, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$44,321
Median Household Income
± $14,403
615
Number of Households
± 152

In 2022, the median household income of the 615 households in Decatur, MS grew to $44,321 from the previous year's value of $42,016.

The following chart displays the households in Decatur, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Decatur, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.52%)
  3. Walked (3.47%)

In 2022, 84.5% of workers in Decatur, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.52%) and those who walked to work (3.47%).

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Decatur, MS have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.94% of the workforce in Decatur, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Decatur, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Decatur, MS have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

37.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Decatur, MS (624 out of 1.67k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Decatur, MS is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

80.6% of the population of Decatur, MS has health coverage, with 33% on employee plans, 25.5% on Medicaid, 7.65% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 0.568% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Newton County, MS see 5254 patients per year on average, which represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (5361 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4173 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2981 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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5,254 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Newton County, MS

Primary care physicians in Newton County, MS see an average of 5,254 patients per year. This represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (5,361 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Newton County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.1% under 18 years, 38.5% between 18 and 34 years, 22% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43% were men and 57% were women.

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Uninsured People

19.4%
Uninsured
33%
Employer Coverage
25.5%
Medicaid
7.65%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
0.568%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Decatur, MS declined by 7.77% from 21% to 19.4%.

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