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Welcome to Decatur ...

The town of Decatur is located in Newton County<1> and is the County Seat for Newton County.

The location of Decatur has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Decatur refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Decaturian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Decatur has a population of 1,705 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Decatur.

Decatur is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Decatur: (601) & (769)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Decatur had an population of 1,705 people. This is a decrease of 7.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Decatur had a population of 1,841 people (or 8.48% of the total population of Newton County). This makes Decatur the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Decatur represents 0.06% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 116th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,841 people, the population of Decatur increased 29.1% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,426 people).

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

Adding Decatur to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Decatur in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Decatur elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Decatur on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Decatur ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Decatur - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Decatur.

Communities near Decatur ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Decatur.

  • Newton [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
    • Newton [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the south of Decatur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,155 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<8>
  • Union [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union [Neshoba County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Decatur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,897 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<8>
  • Hickory [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory [Newton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Decatur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Lake [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
    • Lake [Newton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Decatur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chunky [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
      • Chunky [Newton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunky
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chunky<8>
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<8>
    • Pine Bluff [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluff
      • Pine Bluff [Newton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluff
    • Lucern [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucern
      • Lucern [Newton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucern
    • Conehatta [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conehatta
      • Conehatta [Newton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conehatta
    • Neshoba [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neshoba
      • Neshoba [Neshoba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neshoba

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Decatur. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Decatur.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Decatur. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Decatur.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Decatur. See our Newspapers Page for Decatur.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Decatur ...

Looking for more information about Decatur? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Decatur, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Decatur.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Decatur. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Newton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Decatur refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Decatur may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Decatur.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Decatur - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Decatur) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Decatur. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Decatur

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Decatur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4333, Longitude: -89.1091       In this case, the coordinates for Decatur have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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