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Census Quick Facts

Population, 2013 estimate8136
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base8457
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013-3.8%
Population, 20108457
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20135.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 21.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 18.8%
Female persons, percent, 201349.9%
White alone, percent, 201395.5%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20131.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.4%
Asian alone, percent, 20130.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 20130.2%
Two or More Races, percent, 20131.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 2.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201393.4%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201380.5%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 1.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 5.9%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201385.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201318.4%
Number of Veterans, 2009-2013612
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 21
Number of Housing units, 20133831
Homeownership rate, 2009-201370.1%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-201314.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$77,700
Number of Households, 2009-20133106
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.43
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $18,845
Median household income, 2009-2013$36,326
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 19.5%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/13-321
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/13-40
Births 4/1/10-7/1/13269
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/13309
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-294
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/136
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/13-300
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors13

Population Changes Historical Data over Time (Source: U.S. Census Bureau and http://www.icip.iastate.edu/tables/)

Percent of population ages 65 and over in 1930 8.8
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 194010.8
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 195012.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 196015.6
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 197017.1
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 198017.3
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199019.5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200016.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201018.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1900 0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1910 0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 19200
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)26.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)27.6
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)0
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)0
Median age (2000)36.4
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)481
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)545
Number of residents 10-14 years old (2000589
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)886
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)914
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)797
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)1078
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)1040
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)427
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)397
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)749
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)542
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)244
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)6687
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)5901
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)1777
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)1535

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010531.88
Persons per square mile, 201015.9
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaNone

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts135
Private nonfarm employment, 20121754
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-2012-3.8%
Nonemployer establishments, 2012643
Total number of firms, 2007869
Percent of Black-owned firms, 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")F
Percent of American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")F
Percent of Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 (F = "fewer than 25") F
Percent of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")F
Percent of Hispanic-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25") F
Percent of Women-owned firms 2007 (S = "suppressed does not meet publication standards")S
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") 0
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)76650
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)39590
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $4,746
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")4323
Building permits, 20122

Agricultural Economic Data (USDA Census of Agriculture Table 1: County Summary Highlights)

Number of farms 2012711
Total acres of farmland 2012231504
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)326
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)126992
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)97556
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 201255105
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 201231968

Health and Lifestyle Data (Source: 2013 Vital Statistics of Iowa, Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Vital Statistics unless otherwise noted)

Suicide Deaths 2013 (rate per 100,000 population; A = fewer than 5 deaths, information suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information)A
Total marriages 201369
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)8.5
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)1.8
Total opposite gender marriages 201352
Total same gender marriages 2013 15
Total number of marriages where gender is not stated 20133 or less
Dissolution rate 2013 (rate per 1000 population)1.4
Unintentional Injury Death rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)n/a
Out-of-wedlock live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)359.2
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)0.56
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)12.7
Live birth rate for mothers under age 20 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)87.4
Gun permits approved in 2011 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)364
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)124
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)488
Total gun permits denied 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)1
Percent of Population with gun permit (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)6

Religious Affiliation

Religious Membership, Total number of Adherents in all Denominations/Groups (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)2840
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)335.82
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)163.53

Voter Registration and Turnout Information (Source: Iowa Secretary of State)

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)598
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)612
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)844
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)1243
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)1300
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)1492
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)1617
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)1609
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)9
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)4727
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)314
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)232
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)543
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)3
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)1092
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)5819
Voters on Election Day 20141867
Voters who Voted Absentee 2014780
Total Voters 20142647
Active Voters as of 11/6/144694
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201456.39
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/141103
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201445.66

County Government Salary Information (Source: Iowa State Association of Counties)

2015 County Supervisor Salary26198
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary73
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20143.50%
2015 County Attorney Salary89501
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary35
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20142.00%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary40939
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary98
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20143.50%
2015 County Recorder Salary40939
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary95
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20143.50%
2015 County Sheriff Salary52505
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary96
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20143.50%
2015 County Treasurer Salary40939
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary98
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20143.50%
Number of Board Members3
Stipend to Board Chair
Total Elected Officials Salary 2015343415
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary88
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20143.10%

Tax Information (Source: http://www.dom.state.ia.us/local/county/county_prop_tax.htm)

General Basic Property Tax Rate5.35723
Total Tax Revenues2807077
Total Property Tax Revenue2707865
FactThe southern part of Decatur County was first settled because it was considered part of Missouri, which was slave territory. A number of early settlers miscalculated a few miles on the boundary and found they could not hold slaves in the Iowa territory.