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Living In Decatur, MS
A small town located in Mississippi, Decatur has slightly more than 2,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) can expect to fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population, while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 33, the town's residents skew notably younger than most cities in Mississippi. Renters tend to be in the minority in Decatur, and 60% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $635 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Mississippi. Each month, renters in Decatur will pay around $153 less compared to the state average.
Decatur residents have an average commute of about 26 minutes. Many residents (37%) drive their car to work, while public transportation isn't used. Few residents (2%) walk to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
There are three primary industries in Decatur: education, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 21% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 6% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of about $52K, Decatur workers earn roughly the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. Decatur, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Decatur has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (7%). Additionally, 11% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
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