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

The community of Leon is the Seat for Decatur County.

Decatur County was founded January 13, 1846.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Decatur had a population of 8,231 people. This is a decrease of 5.27% since the last Census (which gave a population of 8,689 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Decatur represented 0.3% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 85th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20108,457-2.67%+2.75% since 2009
20098,231-5.27%+0.37% since 2008
20088,201-5.62%-1.69% since 2007
20008,689The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lamoni   2,3482,4443.93% decrease  
Leon   1,8341,9837.51% decrease  
Davis City   2502759.09% decrease  
Garden Grove   2402504% decrease  
Van Wert   2112318.66% decrease  

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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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