Decatur County is located in south-central Iowa. The County Seat is Leon and the largest city is Lamoni. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.decaturcountyiowa.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,263 and the 2010 census population was 8,457. The land area is 531.88 square miles and there are 15.9 persons per square mile.
95.5% of the population is White, 1.9% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 85% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $77,700, there are 3,106 households, an average of 2.43 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,845, the median household income is $36,326, and 19.5% of the persons in Decatur County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 869. Retail sales (in $1000) were $39,590, and sales per capita were $4,746.
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