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The economy of Decatur, MS employs 818 people. The economy of Decatur, MS is specialized in Educational Services; Information; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 2.77; 2.17; and 1.87 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Decatur, MS are Educational Services (211), Healthcare & Social Assistance (147), and Manufacturing (88), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($64,167), Educational Services ($39,063), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($31,528).

Median household income in Decatur, MS is $36,908. Males in Decatur, MS have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,630. The income inequality of Decatur, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Decatur, MS. In Newton County, MS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 27 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,692. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Decatur, MS is from the county of Newton County, MS.

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Decatur, MS is home to a population of 2,087 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Decatur, MS is composed of 1,311 White residents (62.8%), 702 Black residents (33.6%), 40 Hispanic residents (1.92%), 20 Native residents (0.96%), and 14 Two+ residents (0.67%). The most common foreign languages in Decatur, MS are Portuguese (8 speakers), French (0 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers), but compared to other places, Decatur, MS has a relative high number of Portuguese (8 speakers), French Creole (0 speakers), and French (0 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Decatur, MS awarded 567 degrees. The student population of Decatur, MS is skewed towards females, with 245 male students and 322 female students. Most students in Decatur, MS are White (349 and 61.6%), followed by Black or African American (178 and 31.4%), American Indian (21 and 3.7%), and Unknown (6 and 1.06%). The largest universities in Decatur, MS by number of graduates are East Central Community College (567 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Decatur, MS are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (338 and 59.6%), Registered Nursing (51 and 8.99%), and Child Care Provider (18 and 3.17%). The median tuition costs in Decatur, MS are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Decatur, MS is $103,700, which is 0.51 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $104,500 to $103,700, a 0.77% increase. The homeownership rate of Decatur, MS is 53.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Decatur, MS have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Decatur, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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