Decatur demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3786491
Median age22.236.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)37%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%42%43%
Speak English99%96%79%
Speak Spanish0%2%13%
Decatur, MS has a population of 2,087 and is the 10,772nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 378 per sq mi which is 491% higher than the Mississippi average and 318% higher than the national average. The median age in Decatur is 22 which is approximately 40% lower than the Mississippi average of 37. In Decatur, 37% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 99% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 81% of Decatur residents were born in Mississippi, 18% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.

Did you know?

  • The population density in Decatur is 491% higher than Mississippi.
  • The median age in Decatur is 40% lower than Mississippi.
  • In Decatur 64.73% of the population is White.
  • In Decatur 33.64% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Decatur 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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      Decatur population breakdown by race

      Black or African American33.64%37.51%12.63%
      American Indian0.96%0.44%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.02%0.18%
      Mixed race0.67%1.18%3.06%
      Other race0.00%0.88%4.75%
      In Decatur, 1.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Source: The Decatur, MS demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).