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Encyclopedia > Decatur, Indiana
City of Decatur, Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°49′46″N 84°55′45″W / 40.82944, -84.92917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Adams
Government
 - Mayor Fred Isch
Area
 - City  4.9 sq mi (12.8 km²)
 - Land  4.9 sq mi (12.7 km²)
 - Water  0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation  801 ft (244 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 9,528
 - Density 1,936.5/sq mi (747.7/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46733
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-17074GR2
GNIS feature ID 0446543GR3

Decatur is a city in Adams County, Indiana, United States. The population was 9,528 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Adams CountyGR6. This town is named after war hero Stephen Decatur, Jr. It was founded in 1836. Image File history File links Adams_County_Indiana_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Decatur_Highlighted. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Listed are the 92 counties of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area code 260 is a North American Numbering Plan area code for Northeast Indiana. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr (5 January 1779 – 22 March 1820) was an American naval officer notable for his heroism in the Barbary Wars and in the War of 1812. ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

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Geography

Decatur is located at 40°49′46″N, 84°55′45″W (40.829581, -84.929185)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.8 km² (4.9 mi²). 12.7 km² (4.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.20% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 9,528 people, 3,960 households, and 2,570 families residing in the city. The population density was 747.7/km² (1,935.4/mi²). There were 4,190 housing units at an average density of 328.8/km² (851.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.64% White, 0.24% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.58% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.69% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

Decatur downtown in 2006.

There were 3,960 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.00. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (3294 × 2185 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (3294 × 2185 pixel, file size: 1. ... Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $37,234, and the median income for a family was $44,722. Males had a median income of $31,819 versus $24,310 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,186. About 5.6% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Adams County courthouse, Decatur, Indiana, 1935
Adams County courthouse, Decatur, Indiana, 1935

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Interesting facts

  • Decatur is the home of the world's first monument dedicated exclusively to peace. It stands in the yard of the Adams County courthouse.
  • The local high school in Decatur is Bellmont High School. Approximately 900 students attend BHS. Its mascots are the Braves and Squaws.
  • A major annual event is the Callithumpian Parade, which is held on the night of the last Monday in October.
  • Some of the larger employers in Decatur include All American Homes, Bunge Limited, Fleetwood, and Thunderbird Products.
  • Decatur is home to two unique restaurants that are well known in the surrounding area: Arnold's Drive-In and Back 40 Junction.
Adams County courthouse, Decatur, Indiana, 2006
Adams County courthouse, Decatur, Indiana, 2006

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Notable natives and former residents

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External links

Coordinates: 40.829581° N 84.929185° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

  • Decatur Daily Democrat, the local newspaper of Decatur, Indiana.
  • Decatur Chamber of Commerce

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Decatur, Indiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (481 words)
Decatur is a city located in Adams County, Indiana.
Decatur is the home of the world's first monument dedicated exclusively to peace.
Richard R. Schrock, awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, lived in Decatur from 1945 until 1959 and attended school there.
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