Decatur, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Decatur, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Decatur had a population of 476 as of July 1, 2018. Decatur ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Decatur is located at latitude 42.0075 and longitude -96.2497 in Burt County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Decatur (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Burt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The Village of Decatur (GNIS ID: 2398700) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Decatur is located within Township of Decatur, a minor civil division (MCD) of Burt County.

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Decatur, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 476
Population in Households 476
Population in Familes 388
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 464
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $46,192
Average Household Income $66,906
Per Capita Income $29,998


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 197 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $95,357
Average Home Value $134,231


Total Households 237
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.13% -0.21%
Households -0.15% -0.25%
Families 1.76% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Decatur, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Decatur to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 207 64th
Population Density # 420 28th
Diversity Index # 113 81st
Median Household Income # 403 31st
Per Capita Income # 221 62nd

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