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Decatur, Mississippi

Decatur is a town located in Newton County, Mississippi. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,426. It is the county seat of Newton County6.


\nDecatur is located at 32°26'22" North, 89°6'43" West (32.439557, -89.112047)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 km² (1.0 mi²). 2.7 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 1,426 people, 407 households, and 269 families residing in the town. The population density is 534.5/km² (1,379.9/mi²). There are 463 housing units at an average density of 173.6/km² (448.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 66.41% White, 32.54% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 407 households out of which 31.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% are married couples living together, 18.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% are non-families. 30.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.85. In the town the population is spread out with 16.5% under the age of 18, 41.8% from 18 to 24, 16.4% from 25 to 44, 14.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 21 years. For every 100 females there are 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.3 males. The median income for a household in the town is $28,333, and the median income for a family is $37,115. Males have a median income of $28,875 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town is $10,839. 19.4% of the population and 14.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.7% are under the age of 18 and 10.3% are 65 or older.