Decatur, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 1,395. Estimated population in 2021: 1,450 (+3.9% change)
Males: 669 (48.0%), Females: 726 (52.0%)

Meigs County

Zip code: 37322

Median resident age: 38.9 years
Median household income: $29,402
Median house value: $76,300

Races in Decatur:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.9%)
  • Black (0.9%)

Ancestries: United States (15.6%), Irish (9.4%), English (5.6%), German (5.3%), French (1.4%), Italian (1.4%).

Elevation: 788 feet

Land area: 2.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Decatur

  • High school or higher: 63.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur town

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

0.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+1.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Decatur:

  • ATHENS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; ATHENS, TN)
  • RHEA MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; DAYTON, TN)
  • CLEVELAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; CLEVELAND, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Decatur:

  • LOVELL FIELD (about 44 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 60 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 85 miles; ROME, GA; Abbreviation: RMG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Decatur:

  • MARK ANTON (about 9 miles; DAYTON, TN; Abbreviation: 2A0)
  • MCMINN COUNTY (about 20 miles; ATHENS, TN; Abbreviation: MMI)
  • HARDWICK FIELD (about 21 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Abbreviation: HDI)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur:

  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 48 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,914)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,204)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 66 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)

Schools

Public high school in Decatur:

  • MEIGS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 529; Location: 105 ABEL AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Decatur:

  • MEIGS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 465; Location: 586 NORTH MAIN; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MEIGS SOUTH ELEMENTARY (Students: 424; Location: 9638 STATE HIGHWAY 58 S; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MEIGS NORTH ELEMENTARY (Students: 423; Location: 22015 STATE HIGHWAY 58 N; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Decatur:

  • MEIGS-DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $48,378; Location: 120 MEMORIAL DRIVE; 10,770 books; 160 audio materials; 538 video materials; 6 serial subscriptions)

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