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Decatur is a town in Newton County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Stephen Decatur, naval hero in the War of 1812
The latitude of Decatur is 32.438N. The longitude is -89.108W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 430 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,432.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Decatur demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Newton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39327 ZIP code.
2% of Decatur residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Decatur ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Decatur was $10,839, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Decatur residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Decatur, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $139. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $733.
Libraries in Decatur include Decatur Public Library ... View libraries
Newton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Decatur political report.
The average commute time for Decatur workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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