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Population
2,100
-1.41% decline
Median Age
23.5
Median Household Income
$37,500
-5.99% decline
Poverty Rate
21.1%
Number of Employees
851
0.59% growth
Median Property Value
$104,500
6.42% growth

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Economy

The economy of Decatur, MS employs 851 people. The economy of Decatur, MS is specialized in Educational Services; Information; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 2.48; 2.08; and 1.97 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Decatur, MS are Educational Services (198), Healthcare & Social Assistance (182), and Accommodation & Food Service (92), 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 $37,500. Males in Decatur, MS have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,510. The income inequality of Decatur, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.422 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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Diversity

Decatur, MS is home to a population of 2,100 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Decatur, MS is composed of 1,346 White residents (64.1%), 734 Black residents (35%), 9 Two+ residents (0.43%), 7 Native residents (0.33%), and 4 Hispanic residents (0.19%). The most common foreign languages in Decatur, MS are Portuguese (8 speakers), French (N/A speakers), and French Creole (N/A speakers), but compared to other places, Decatur, MS has a relative high number of Portuguese (8 speakers), French Creole (N/A speakers), and French (N/A 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 $104,500, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $98,200 to $104,500, a 6.42% increase. The homeownership rate of Decatur, MS is 52%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Decatur, MS have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Decatur, MS is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

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