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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Decatur is a town in Mississippi with a population of 1,917. Decatur is in Newton County. Living in Decatur offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Decatur and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Decatur are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$102,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$556
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    39%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

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Working in Decatur

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$22,311
National
$55,322
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Decatur Reviews

1 review
Small and safe town. Friendly people. Great school. Local college has an outdoor running track, soccer field, tennis courts, football field, baseball field, and frisbee field.
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