Decatur Information

Decatur Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Decatur, IL

General Decatur Information

State: Illinois

County: Macon County

Close cities: Long Creek, IL, Oreana, IL, Macon, IL, Mount Zion, IL, Blue Mound, IL, Boody, IL, Harristown, IL, Warrensburg, IL, Argenta, IL, Dalton City, IL, Elwin, IL, Forsyth, IL

Decatur Population (census data)
Total 76,674 (-6.0% since 2000)
Male 35,876 (46.8%)
Female 40,798 (53.2%)

Population Density: 1,845 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 75.0 (US Avg is 100)

Decatur Elevation: 670 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1881

Land Area: 41.6 square miles

Median Household Income: $39,079

Zip Codes: 62523, 62522, 62521, 62525, 62524, and 62526.

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Decatur Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (77.0%)
  • Black (19.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (19.4%)
  • Irish (11.2%)
  • United States (10.3%)
  • English (9.4%)
  • French (2.3%)
  • Dutch (1.6%)

Local Decatur Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs
NFL Football: Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams
NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls
NHL Hockey: St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks
NCAA Sports: Illinois State University, University of Illinois

Decatur School Information

High Schools
Eisenhower High School (1200 South 16th Street, Decatur, IL, 62521 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Macarthur High School (1155 N Fairview Avenue, Decatur, IL, 62526 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Middle Schools
Stephen Decatur Middle School (1 Educational Park, Decatur, IL, 62526 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Thomas Jefferson Middle School (4735 E Cantrell Street, Decatur, IL, 62521 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Elementary Schools
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School (2440 N Summit Avenue, Decatur, IL, 62526 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Brush College Elementary School (575 Brush College Road, Decatur, IL, 62521 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Dennis Elementary School (1499 W Main Street, Decatur, IL, 62522 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Durfee Elementary School (1000 W Grand Avenue, Decatur, IL, 62522 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Enterprise Elementary School (2115 South Taylor Road, Decatur, IL, 62521 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Michael E Baum Elementary School (801 South Lake Ridge Avenue, Decatur, IL, 62521 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Muffley Elementary School (88 South Country Club Road, Decatur, IL, 62521 - Decatur School District 61 District)
South Shores Elementary School (2500 South Franklin Street, Decatur, IL, 62521 - Decatur School District 61 District)
William Harris Elementary School (620 E Garfield Avenue, Decatur, IL, 62526 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Other/Private Schools
Decatur Area Technical Academy (300 E Eldorado, Decatur, IL, 62523 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Decatur Correctional Center (P. O. Box 3066, Decatur, IL, 62524 - Corrections School District 428 Department Of District)
Futures Unlimited (250 E William Street, Decatur, IL, 62523 - Macon/Piatt ROE District)
Garfield Montessori School (300 Meadow Terrace, Decatur, IL, 62521 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Hope Academy (955 N Illinois, Decatur, IL, 62521 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Johns Hill Magnet School (1025 E Johns Avenue, Decatur, IL, 62521 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Mary W French Academy (520 W Wood Street, Decatur, IL, 62522 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Milligan Academy Regional Safe School Programs (432 N Water Street, Decatur, IL, 62523 - Macon/Piatt ROE District)
Oak Grove Accelerated School (2160 W Center Street, Decatur, IL, 62526 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Parsons Accelerated School (3591 N Macarthur Road, Decatur, IL, 62526 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Pershing Early Learning Center (2912 N University, Decatur, IL, 62526 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Phoenix Enrichment Center (1900 E Cleveland Avenue, Decatur, IL, 62521 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Robertson Charter School (1454 E North Street, Decatur, IL, 62521 - Decatur School District 61 District)
Stevenson Accelerated School (3900 N Neely Avenue, Decatur, IL, 62526 - Decatur School District 61 District)

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