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Decatur is a village in Burt County.
The community was named for Stephen Decatur, naval hero in the War of 1812
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Decatur. For links to other places called Decatur, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Decatur is 42.007N. The longitude is -96.249W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,070 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 598.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Decatur demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Burt 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 68020 ZIP code.
35% of Decatur residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $14,118, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Decatur residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Decatur, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $211. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $639.
Burt 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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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