Decatur, IL

72,856 Population
42.2 square miles 1,730.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
Ranked 16th Highest in IL
Population Density
1,730.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
53.8%
was 57.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
1.7%
was 2.2%
Ranked 19th Highest in IL
Percent Under 18
20.8%
was 21.7%
Ranked 16th Highest in IL
Percent 65 and Over
17.8%
was 17.8%
Ranked 3rd Highest in IL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.2
was 7.9
Ranked 28th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
25.0%
was 24.7%
Ranked 18th Lowest in IL
Median Household Income
$41,119
was $38,974
Ranked 18th Highest in IL
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.9
47.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
8.2
was 6.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
515.7
was 466.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,264
was 3,150.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
36,074
was 34,660
Ranked 10th Highest in IL
Median Rent
$632
was $650
Ranked 19th Highest in IL
Total Building Permits
13
was 9
 
Occupied Housing Units
31,141
was 30,507
 
Homeownership Rate
60.3%
was 63.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in IL
Single Family Building Permits
13
was 9
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
853.4
was 820.6
Ranked 18th Highest in IL
Rental Vacancy Rate
28.5%
was 27.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IL
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.3
Ranked 18th Highest in IL
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.4
was 0.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.2
was 0.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.3%
was 98.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
91.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.4%
was 86.5%
Ranked 11th Highest in IL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
20.7%
was 21.2%
Ranked 16th Highest in IL

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