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Decatur Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Decatur Area is 109,833. The Decatur Area population density is 187.47 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 222.21 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Decatur Area is white, which represent 79.00% of the total population. The average Decatur Area education level is lower than the state average and is about the same as the national average.

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

Population in 2010-2014: 109,833. #348

Population Density, #188

Decatur Area
187.47 per square mile
222.21 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:86,770 (79.00%, #608)
Black:16,645 (15.15%, #172)
Hispanic:2,200 (2.00%, #727)
Asian:1,338 (1.22%, #359)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):194 (0.18%, #728)
One Race, Other:417 (0.38%, see rank)
Two or More Races:4,469 (4.07%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:539 (40.28%, see rank)
Chinese:136 (10.16%, see rank)
Filipino:420 (31.39%, see rank)
Japanese:5 (0.37%, see rank)
Korean:88 (6.58%, see rank)
Vietnamese:94 (7.03%, see rank)
Asian, Other:56 (4.19%, see rank)

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

Population by First Ancestry

91,157 (83.00%) out of the total population of 109,833 reported first ancestry.

 Decatur Area% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Arab2160.20%, see rank0.71%0.56%
Czech2660.24%, see rank0.92%0.47%
Danish2290.21%, see rank0.38%0.42%
Dutch2,5242.30%, see rank1.37%1.40%
English10,4869.55%, see rank5.90%8.02%
French2,4702.25%, see rank2.13%3.34%
German25,60923.32%, see rank19.07%15.03%
Greek4030.37%, see rank0.76%0.41%
Hungarian3750.34%, see rank0.40%0.46%
Irish15,35413.98%, see rank12.00%10.80%
Italian2,8372.58%, see rank6.14%5.52%
Norwegian1,0160.93%, see rank1.25%1.42%
Polish2,4192.20%, see rank7.22%3.01%
Portuguese640.06%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian2690.24%, see rank0.97%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,4491.32%, see rank0.59%0.99%
Scottish2,0111.83%, see rank1.16%1.72%
Subsaharan African6570.60%, see rank0.64%0.95%
Swedish8180.74%, see rank2.13%1.27%
Swiss2690.24%, see rank0.27%0.30%
Ukrainian1050.10%, see rank0.40%0.31%
American15,22813.86%, see rank5.00%7.12%
Welsh5930.54%, see rank0.37%0.57%

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

Population by Gender

Male: 52,618 (47.91%, see rank)
Females: 57,215 (52.09%, see rank)

Decatur Area
Male: 47.91%
Female: 52.09%
Male: 49.06%
Female: 50.94%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

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

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Decatur Area
40.50 years old
37.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Decatur Area
39.10 years old
35.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Decatur Area
41.70 years old
38.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Decatur Area% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Under 5 years6,7986.19%, see rank6.30%6.36%
5 to 9 years7,3266.67%, see rank6.58%6.51%
10 to 14 years6,4665.89%, see rank6.71%6.59%
15 to 19 years7,1866.54%, see rank6.94%6.85%
20 to 24 years7,3466.69%, see rank6.95%7.13%
25 to 34 years12,86411.71%, see rank13.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years12,60411.48%, see rank13.20%12.96%
45 to 54 years15,05213.70%, see rank14.17%14.09%
55 to 64 years15,50314.12%, see rank12.13%12.29%
65 to 74 years9,6718.81%, see rank7.18%7.64%
75 to 84 6,2365.68%, see rank4.10%4.25%
85 years and over2,7812.53%, see rank1.90%1.85%

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

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Decatur AreaIllinoisU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population74,711, 100%8,560,555209,056,129
Less Than High School8,443, 11.30%, see rank12.41%13.67%
High School Graduate25,611, 34.28%, see rank27.01%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree23,430, 31.36%, see rank28.70%29.09%
Bachelor Degree11,201, 14.99%, see rank19.72%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree6,026, 8.07%, see rank12.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.34, see rank13.7213.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

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

School Enrollment

 Decatur Area IllinoisU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten3,74584.99%15.01%71.39%28.61%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)10,63989.44%, see rank10.56%, see rank88.78%11.22%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)5,40282.03%, see rank17.97%, see rank90.75%9.25%90.60%9.40%
College6,24758.68%, see rank41.32%, see rank73.17%26.83%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School65857.45%, see rank42.55%, see rank48.20%51.80%58.86%41.14%

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

Household and Family

 Decatur AreaIllinoisU.S.
Total Households45,153, 100%4,778,633116,211,092
Average Household Size2.35, see rank2.632.63
1 Person Households14,892, 32.98%, see rank28.68%27.57%
2 or More Person Households30,261, 67.02%, see rank71.32%72.43%
Family Households (Families)27,807, 61.58%, see rank65.52%66.22%
Average Family Size3.07, see rank3.363.32
Married-Couple Family20,461, 45.31%, see rank48.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households17,346, 38.42%, see rank34.48%33.78%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Decatur Area%IllinoisU.S.
15 Years and Over Total89,243see rank10,347,484252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over42,185100%, see rank5,027,649123,281,364
Never Married13,42231.82%, see rank37.51%35.77%
Married22,48953.31%, see rank51.36%52.04%
Widowed1,0802.56%, see rank2.51%2.57%
Divorced5,19412.31%, see rank8.63%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over47,058100%, see rank5,319,835129,692,771
Never Married12,47126.50%, see rank31.52%29.48%
Married22,60548.04%, see rank48.23%49.19%
Widowed5,15810.96%, see rank9.25%9.16%
Divorced6,82414.50%, see rank10.99%12.16%

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

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Decatur Area%IllinoisU.S.
Native107,22897.63%, see rank86.11%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence87,63079.78%, see rank67.04%58.73%
Born in Different State19,12517.41%, see rank18.03%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4730.43%, see rank1.05%1.42%
Foreign Born2,6052.37%, see rank13.89%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship9950.91%, see rank6.52%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,6101.47%, see rank7.37%7.09%
Born In Europe5410.49%, see rank2.94%1.53%
Born In Asia1,0600.97%, see rank3.90%3.82%
Born In Africa2780.25%, see rank0.41%0.55%
Born In Oceania150.01%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America6350.58%, see rank6.47%6.83%
Born In Northern America760.07%, see rank0.14%0.26%

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

Language Spoken at Home

 Decatur Area%IllinoisU.S.
English43,14795.56%, see rank78.40%79.39%
Spanish9442.09%, see rank11.07%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages5941.32%, see rank6.60%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages3350.74%, see rank2.95%3.36%
Other1330.29%, see rank0.98%0.99%

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

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