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Demographics
Population
Census 1990
Census 2000
Census 2010
Projection 2013
Village of Decatur
1,760 1,858 1,819  
Decatur Township 3,269 2,916 3,726  
Van Buren County
70,060 76,263 76,258 75,455

 

State Equalized Value 2015
Village of Decatur               $38,635,335
Decatur Township
$107,258,000
Hamilton Township
$70,209,700
Van Buren County
$3,654,289,196

 

Utilities
Electric       
Michigan Power Company (AEP)
Gas Consumers Energy Company
Phone Frontier
Water Village of Decatur
Sewer Village of Decatur

 

Financial Institutions
First State Bank
Honor Credit Union

 

College & Universities Location Web Address
Western Michigan
Kalamazoo
www.wmich.edu
Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo www.kzoo.edu
KVCC Kalamazoo
www.kvcc.edu
Davenport College
Kalamazoo
www.davenport.edu
Notre Dame
South Bend
www.nd.edu
Andrews University
Berrien Springs   
www.andrews.edu
Lake Michigan University
Benton Harbor
www.lmc.cc.mi.us
Hope College
Holland www.hope.edu
Southwestern Michigan College    
Dowagiac www.swmich.edu

 
Hospitals
Bronson-Lakeview, Paw Paw
8 Miles
Borgess-Lee Memorial, Dowagiac      
15 Miles
Bronson, Kalamazoo 30 Miles
Borgess, Kalamazoo
35 Miles

 

Vocational School:

Van Buren Vocational-Technical Center located in Lawrence (15 miles) provides programs for high school students in agriculture, business and office, communications and media, construction, health, manufacturing, marketing and distribution, science and technology, personal service and transportation; evening adult vocational-technical education and high school completion courses.

Churches

There are 7 Catholic and 70 Protestant churches located in Van Buren County. The nearest synagogue is in Kalamazoo. Inside the Village, there are 12 churches varying in denominations.

Recreation

Decatur opportunities include five parks, one lake for swimming, boating and diving, and campgrounds. Nearby Lake Michigan and Van Buren State Park offer beaches, swimming, sand dunes, camping, nature trails, fishing, marinas, picnicking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobile trails. Within the county, there are six golf courses; the 34-mile Kal-Haven Trail; numerous inland lakes, rivers and streams; downhill skiing and two museums.

Lake of the Woods Improvement Association:  www.lakeofthewoodsmi.org