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Time Zone: Decatur County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Decaturville is the Seat for Decatur County.

Decatur County was founded in 1845 and was created by taking area from PerryCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Decatur had a population of 11,525 people. This is a decrease of 1.76% since the last Census (which gave a population of 11,731 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Decatur represented 0.21% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 82nd most populous county (out of 95 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201011,757+0.22%+2.01% since 2009
200911,525-1.76%-0.1% since 2008
200811,537-1.65%+0.28% since 2007
200711,505-1.93% 
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200011,731The Last Census

More information can be found on the Decatur County Census Page for Decatur County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Decatur County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Decatur County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Parsons   2,4912,4521.59% increase  
Scotts Hill   9328944.25% increase  
Decaturville   8368592.68% decrease  

Websites for Decatur County

Official Website:   www.decaturcountytn.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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