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Decatur County, Georgia

PO Box 726
Bainbridge, GA 39818
Phone: (229) 248-3030
Fax: (229) 246-2062

On the southwestern border of GA, southwest of Albany; organized Dec 8, 1823 from Early county. Name Origin: For Stephen F. Decatur (1779-1820), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812 and in actions against the Barbary pirates near Tripoli, who said ". . . may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong!"

Area (sq mi):: 623.16 (land 596.80; water 26.36) Population per square mile: 48.00
Population 2005: 28,618 State rank: 55 Population change: 2000-20005 1.30%; 1990-2000 10.70% Population 2000: 28,240 (White 55.90%; Black or African American 39.90%; Hispanic or Latino 3.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 34.40
Income 2000: per capita $15,063; median household $28,820; Population below poverty level: 22.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,931-$21,038
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 22.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bainbridge County seat (12,106)

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    Decatur County, Tennessee

    PO Box 488
    Decaturville, TN 38329
    Phone: (731) 852-2131
    Fax: (731) 852-2130
    www.decaturcountytn.org

    In western TN, southeast of Jackson; organized Nov 1845 from Perry County. Name Origin: For Stephen Decatur (1779-1820), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812 and in actions against the Barbary pirates near Tripoli, who said, ". . . may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong."

    Area (sq mi):: 344.91 (land 333.90; water 11.01) Population per square mile: 35.00
    Population 2005: 11,686 State rank: 83 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.40%; 1990-2000 12.00% Population 2000: 11,731 (White 93.40%; Black or African American 3.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 41.20
    Income 2000: per capita $17,285; median household $28,741; Population below poverty level: 16.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,184-$22,491
    Unemployment (2004): 7.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 25.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Decatur County, Indiana

    150 Courthouse Sq Suite 244
    Greensburg, IN 47240
    Phone: (812) 663-8223
    Fax: (812) 662-6627
    www.decaturcounty.in.gov

    In southeast IN, east of Columbus; established Dec 31, 1821 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Stephen Decatur (1779-1820), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812 and in actions against the Barbary pirates near Tripoli, who said "...may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong!"

    Area (sq mi):: 373.42 (land 372.60; water 0.81) Population per square mile: 67.60
    Population 2005: 25,184 State rank: 62 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 3.80% Population 2000: 24,555 (White 98.10%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.70%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 35.80
    Income 2000: per capita $18,582; median household $40,401; Population below poverty level: 9.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,266-$26,277
    Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.70% Median travel time to work: 19.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Greensburg County seat (10,462)

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    Decatur County, Iowa

    207 N Main St
    Leon, IA 50144
    Phone: (641) 446-4382
    Fax: (641) 446-7159

    On central southern border of IA, south of Des Moines; organized 1846 from Appanoose County. Name Origin: For Stephen Decatur (1779-1820), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812 and in actions against the Barbary pirates near Tripoli, who said "...may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong!"

    Area (sq mi):: 533.32 (land 531.80; water 1.52) Population per square mile: 16.20
    Population 2005: 8,605 State rank: 86 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.00%; 1990-2000 4.20% Population 2000: 8,689 (White 95.50%; Black or African American 1.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 36.40
    Income 2000: per capita $14,209; median household $27,343; Population below poverty level: 15.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,211-$18,713
    Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 22.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Decatur County, Kansas

    PO Box 28
    Oberlin, KS 67749
    Phone: (785) 475-8102
    Fax: (785) 475-8130
    www.oberlinkansas.org

    On the northwestern border of KS; organized Mar 6, 1873 from Norton County. Name Origin: For Stephen F. Decatur (1779-1820), U.S. naval officer during the War of 1812 and in actions against the Barbary pirates near Tripoli, who said ". . . may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong."

    Area (sq mi):: 894.18 (land 893.55; water 0.63) Population per square mile: 3.60
    Population 2005: 3,191 State rank: 85 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.10%; 1990-2000 -13.70% Population 2000: 3,472 (White 97.50%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 44.30
    Income 2000: per capita $16,348; median household $30,257; Population below poverty level: 11.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,303-$24,121
    Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 16.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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