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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Decatur County is 2,915, which is 16.04% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 7.24% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Decatur County population density is 3.26 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 35.04 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Decatur County is white, which represent 96.84% of the total population. The average Decatur County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 2,915. #87

Population Growth Since 2000, #97

Decatur County

Population Density, #89

Decatur County
3.26 per square mile
35.04 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:2,823 (96.84%, #20)
Black:12 (0.41%, #73)
Hispanic:59 (2.02%, #95)
Asian:0 (0.00%, #90)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):20 (0.69%, #45)
One Race, Other:1 (0.03%, see rank)
Two or More Races:59 (2.02%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

2,447 (83.95%) out of the total population of 2,915 reported first ancestry.

 Decatur County% of the Total PopulationKansasU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.33%0.56%
Czech1675.73%, see rank0.83%0.47%
Danish90.31%, see rank0.49%0.42%
Dutch822.81%, see rank1.95%1.40%
English42514.58%, see rank9.83%8.02%
French963.29%, see rank3.14%3.34%
German1,13338.87%, see rank28.39%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.18%0.41%
Hungarian30.10%, see rank0.17%0.46%
Irish48916.78%, see rank12.39%10.80%
Italian541.85%, see rank2.36%5.52%
Norwegian321.10%, see rank1.07%1.42%
Polish90.31%, see rank1.40%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.11%0.44%
Russian321.10%, see rank0.73%0.92%
Scotch-Irish290.99%, see rank1.19%0.99%
Scottish280.96%, see rank1.94%1.72%
Subsaharan African150.51%, see rank0.73%0.95%
Swedish1204.12%, see rank2.35%1.27%
Swiss50.17%, see rank0.52%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.10%0.31%
American31310.74%, see rank8.17%7.12%
Welsh672.30%, see rank0.77%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 1,470 (50.43%, see rank)
Females: 1,445 (49.57%, see rank)

Decatur County
Male: 50.43%
Female: 49.57%
Male: 49.71%
Female: 50.29%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Decatur County
51.80 years old
36.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Decatur County
50.70 years old
34.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Decatur County
52.80 years old
37.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Decatur County% of the Total PopulationKansasU.S.
Under 5 years1725.90%, see rank7.03%6.36%
5 to 9 years1856.35%, see rank7.08%6.51%
10 to 14 years1083.70%, see rank6.92%6.59%
15 to 19 years1194.08%, see rank7.03%6.85%
20 to 24 years1143.91%, see rank7.35%7.13%
25 to 34 years2879.85%, see rank13.33%13.47%
35 to 44 years2267.75%, see rank11.99%12.96%
45 to 54 years40814.00%, see rank13.40%14.09%
55 to 64 years50217.22%, see rank12.16%12.29%
65 to 74 years32111.01%, see rank7.20%7.64%
75 to 84 2588.85%, see rank4.38%4.25%
85 years and over2157.38%, see rank2.12%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Decatur CountyKansasU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population2,217, 100%1,861,894209,056,129
Less Than High School224, 10.10%, see rank10.05%13.67%
High School Graduate795, 35.86%, see rank27.17%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree681, 30.72%, see rank32.06%29.09%
Bachelor Degree386, 17.41%, see rank19.87%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree131, 5.91%, see rank10.84%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.32, see rank13.7913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Decatur County KansasU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten9885.71%14.29%75.27%24.73%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)173100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank89.18%10.82%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)13688.97%, see rank11.03%, see rank90.68%9.32%90.60%9.40%
College4877.08%, see rank22.92%, see rank85.94%14.06%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School3228.13%, see rank71.88%, see rank77.27%22.73%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Decatur CountyKansasU.S.
Total Households1,442, 100%1,112,335116,211,092
Average Household Size1.95, see rank2.522.63
1 Person Households591, 40.98%, see rank28.49%27.57%
2 or More Person Households851, 59.02%, see rank71.51%72.43%
Family Households (Families)803, 55.69%, see rank65.72%66.22%
Average Family Size2.66, see rank3.183.32
Married-Couple Family659, 45.70%, see rank51.01%48.42%
Nonfamily Households639, 44.31%, see rank34.28%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Decatur County%KansasU.S.
15 Years and Over Total2,450see rank2,276,416252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over1,228100%, see rank1,123,431123,281,364
Never Married20516.69%, see rank31.74%35.77%
Married70457.33%, see rank55.19%52.04%
Widowed635.13%, see rank2.66%2.57%
Divorced25620.85%, see rank10.41%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over1,222100%, see rank1,152,985129,692,771
Never Married17214.08%, see rank25.22%29.48%
Married74961.29%, see rank53.05%49.19%
Widowed21617.68%, see rank9.10%9.16%
Divorced856.96%, see rank12.62%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Decatur County%KansasU.S.
Native2,89799.38%, see rank93.21%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence1,81162.13%, see rank58.88%58.73%
Born in Different State1,06336.47%, see rank33.49%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
230.79%, see rank0.83%1.42%
Foreign Born180.62%, see rank6.79%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship80.27%, see rank2.37%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship100.34%, see rank4.42%7.09%
Born In Europe90.31%, see rank0.53%1.53%
Born In Asia00.00%, see rank2.00%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.38%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America10.03%, see rank3.76%6.83%
Born In Northern America80.27%, see rank0.09%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Decatur County%KansasU.S.
English1,38696.12%, see rank88.76%79.39%
Spanish322.22%, see rank6.78%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages241.66%, see rank2.07%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages00.00%, see rank1.81%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.57%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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