Decatur, Illinois

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Decatur is a city located in Macon County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 81,860, but a 2003 estimate showed the population dipped to 79,285. It is the county seat of Macon CountyTemplate:GR. This town is named after war hero Stephen Decatur, Jr.

Mottoes: The Pride of the Prairie. The Soybean Capital of the World.

Decatur is the location of Millikin University The Mayor of Decatur is Paul Osborne in the year 2005.

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Geography

Decatur is located at 39°51'6" North, 88°56'39" West (39.851636, -88.944228)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 118.8 km² (45.9 mi²). 107.6 km² (41.6 mi²) of it is land and 11.2 km² (4.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 9.42% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 81,860 people, 34,086 households, and 21,099 families residing in the city. The population density is 760.5/km² (1,969.7/mi²). There are 37,239 housing units at an average density of 346.0/km² (896.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 77.59% White, 19.47% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. 1.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 34,086 households out of which 27.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% are married couples living together, 14.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% are non-families. 32.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.90.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $33,111, and the median income for a family is $42,379. Males have a median income of $36,920 versus $22,359 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,009. 16.5% of the population and 12.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.1% of those under the age of 18 and 9.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Sister cities

Decatur is a sister city to Tokorozawa, Saitama prefecture, Japan, and to Seevetal, Lower Saxony, Germany.

External links

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