Decaturville, Tennessee

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Decaturville, Tennessee
Main Street and Pleasant Street
Main Street and Pleasant Street
Location of Decaturville in Decatur County, Tennessee.
Location of Decaturville in Decatur County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 35°34′59″N 88°7′19″W / 35.58306°N 88.12194°W / 35.58306; -88.12194Coordinates: 35°34′59″N 88°7′19″W / 35.58306°N 88.12194°W / 35.58306; -88.12194
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyDecatur
Area
 • Total1.50 sq mi (3.89 km2)
 • Land1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Water0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
Elevation
518 ft (158 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total867
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
875
 • Density729.17/sq mi (281.55/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38329
Area code(s)731
FIPS code47-19900[3]
GNIS feature ID1282275[4]

Decaturville is a town in and the county seat of Decatur County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 867 at the 2010 census. It is named for war hero Stephen Decatur, Jr.

Geography[edit]

Decaturville is located at 35°34′59″N 88°7′19″W / 35.58306°N 88.12194°W / 35.58306; -88.12194 (35.582983, -88.122021).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850168
1870188
188025234.0%
1920315
193041933.0%
19404333.3%
195051418.7%
196057111.1%
197095867.8%
19801,0044.8%
1990879−12.5%
2000859−2.3%
20108670.9%
Est. 2016875[2]0.9%
Sources:[6][7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 859 people, 349 households, and 214 families residing in the town. The population density was 511.0 people per square mile (197.4/km²). There were 396 housing units at an average density of 235.6 per square mile (91.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.91% White, 11.87% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

A high school in Decaturville in 1940.

There were 349 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,056, and the median income for a family was $37,857. Males had a median income of $30,815 versus $21,103 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,864. About 17.9% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.0% of those under age 18 and 23.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 15, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2006-02-08. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

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