Decatur, IL Population

Population: 81,860. Estimated population in July 2020: 77,836 (-4.9% change)
Males: 38,303 (46.8%), Females: 43,557 (53.2%)

Macon County

Zip codes: 62521, 62522, 62523, 62526.

Median resident age: 37.2 years
Median household income: $33,111
Median house value: $63,200

Races in Decatur:

  • White Non-Hispanic (77.0%)
  • Black (19.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (19.4%), Irish (11.2%), United States (10.3%), English (9.4%), French (2.3%), Dutch (1.6%).

Elevation: 670 feet

Land area: 41.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Decatur

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur city

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -3,569 (-4.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Decatur:

  • DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2300 NORTH EDWARD STREET)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (1800 E LAKE SHORE DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Decatur:

  • DR JOHN WARNER HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; CLINTON, IL)
  • JOHN & MARY KIRBY HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; MONTICELLO, IL)
  • SHELBY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Decatur:

  • DECATUR (about 7 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 43 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; Abbreviation: BMI)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 49 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: CMI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Decatur:

  • PIATT COUNTY (about 30 miles; MONTICELLO, IL; Abbreviation: 2K0)
  • SHELBY COUNTY (about 32 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: 2H0)
  • TAYLORVILLE MUNI (about 34 miles; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: TAZ)
Colleges/Universities in Decatur:

  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,274; Location: 1184 W MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.millikin.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • RICHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,760; Location: ONE COLLEGE PK; Public; Website: www.richland.cc.il.us)
  • MR JOHNS SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY ESTHETICS AND NAILS (Full-time enrollment: 86; Location: 1745 E ELDORADO; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mrjohns.com)
  • DECATUR AREA TECHNICAL ACADEMY-SCH OF PRACT NSG (Full-time enrollment: 32; Location: 300 E ELDORADO ST; Public; Website: www.dps61.org)
  • ILLINOIS ACADEMY OF REAL ESTATE-TOM BRINKOETTER CO (Location: 1610 E PERSHING RD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • DECATUR AVIATION INCORPORATED (Location: 790 S AIRPORT RD; Private, for-profit)
  • CAREERS IN TRAVEL (Location: 3008 N WATER ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Decatur:

  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 47 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD (about 47 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,357)
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 48 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 50 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,186)
Public high schools in Decatur:

  • MACARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,336; Location: 1155 N FAIRVIEW AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EISENHOWER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,213; Location: 1200 S 16TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • DECATUR CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Students: 193; Location: PO BOX 3066; Grades: 12 – 12)
  • FUTURES UNLIMITED (Students: 101; Location: 250 EAST WILLIAM ST; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high schools in Decatur:

  • ST. TERESA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 328; Location: 2710 N WATER STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • DECATUR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 320; Location: 3770 NORTH WATER STREET; Grades: KG – 12)
  • HILLSIDE BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHO (Students: 42; Location: 3575 GREENHILL ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Decatur:

  • STEPHEN DECATUR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 546; Location: 1 EDUCATIONAL PARK; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • JOHNS HILL MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 543; Location: 1025 E JOHNS AVE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 528; Location: 4735 E CANTRELL ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • MOUND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 465; Location: 3789 N WATER ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 412; Location: 400 S MAFFIT ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • MARY W FRENCH ACADEMY (Students: 369; Location: 520 W WOOD ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MICHAEL E BAUM ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 347; Location: 801 S LAKE RIDGE AVE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • DURFEE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 346; Location: 1000 W GRAND AVE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • SOUTH SHORES ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 338; Location: 2500 S FRANKLIN ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MUFFLEY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: 88 S COUNTRY CLUB RD; Grades: KG – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Decatur:

  • LUTHERAN SCHOOL ASSOC (Students: 462; Location: 2001 E MOUND RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES (Students: 342; Location: 3950 LOURDES DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • HOLY FAMILY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 2400 SOUTH FRANKLIN ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: 412 N JACKSON STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN CAMPUS (Students: 164; Location: 1306 N STANLEY AVE; Grades: PK – 11)
  • ST JAMES (Students: 121; Location: 249 SOUTH WEBSTER ST; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Decatur:

  • DECATUR P.L. (Operating income: $3,524,578; Location: 130 N. FRANKLIN; 277,762 books; 18,223 audio materials; 11,299 video materials; 851 serial subscriptions)

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