Decatur, IL

71,435 Population
42.2 square miles 1,691 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
Ranked 17th Highest in IL
Population Density
1,691
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
59.2%
was 53.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
2.2%
was 1.7%
Ranked 19th Highest in IL
Percent Under 18
21.4%
was 20.8%
Ranked 15th Highest in IL
Percent 65 and Over
19.2%
was 17.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in IL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.5
was 7.9
Ranked 25th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
22.9%
was 25.0%
Ranked 19th Lowest in IL
Median Household Income
$40,777
was $41,119
Ranked 18th Highest in IL
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.2
47.9
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
36,097
was 36,074
Ranked 10th Highest in IL
Median Rent
$650
was $632
Ranked 19th Highest in IL
Total Building Permits
13
was 9
 
Occupied Housing Units
30,770
was 31,141
 
Homeownership Rate
58.6%
was 60.3%
Ranked 12th Highest in IL
Single Family Building Permits
13
was 9
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
853.9
was 853.4
Ranked 18th Highest in IL
Rental Vacancy Rate
29.5%
was 28.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in IL
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.2
Ranked 19th 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
97.1%
was 94.3%
Ranked 15th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
93.2%
Ranked 6th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
Ranked 1st Highest in IL

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.0%
was 87.4%
Ranked 12th Highest in IL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
20.6%
was 20.7%
Ranked 17th Highest in IL

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