Decatur, IL 62526 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 62526: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Decatur, IL 62526

Acceptable Alternative
Bearsdale, IL 62526

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Macon County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.875, Longitude -88.956
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,092
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 15,272
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,678
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,594

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Decatur, IL 62526 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 32,585
Population in Households 31,190
Population in Familes 23,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,395
Population Density2 543
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $41,585
Average Household Income $59,757
Per Capita Income $27,284


Total Housing Units 16,419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,736 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,600 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,083 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $83,318
Average Home Value $105,901


Total Households 14,336
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 8,226
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.65% -0.85%
Households -0.53% -0.76%
Families -0.75% -0.9%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Decatur, IL 62526 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 62526 to the other 1,378 ZIP Codes in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 123 91st
Population Density # 408 70th
Diversity Index # 238 83rd
Median Household Income # 1220 12th
Per Capita Income # 797 42nd

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