Decatur, IL 62523 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 62523: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Decatur, IL 62523

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 414
  • Single Family Addresses: 27
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 335
  • County: Macon County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.843, Longitude -88.949
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Decatur, IL 62523 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 798
Daytime Population: Workers 6,011
Daytime Population: Residents 528
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,539
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 8.19
Population in Households 271
Population in Familes 141
Population in Group Qrtrs 527
Population Density2 2,135
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $12,536
Average Household Income $26,383
Per Capita Income $10,886


Total Housing Units 128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13 (10.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (81.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $82,692


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 34
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.67% -0.56%
Households -2.25% -1.59%
Families -3.19% -2.47%
Median Household Income   -0.42%
Per Capita Income   0.55%

Decatur, IL 62523 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 62523 to the other 1,377 ZIP Codes in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1008 27th
Population Density # 230 83rd
Diversity Index # 228 84th
Median Household Income # 1368 1st
Per Capita Income # 1364 1st

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