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Decatur County, IA Public Records

District Court
207 N Main St
Leon, IA 50144 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 641-446-4331
F: 641-446-3759
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, pending dissolution of marriage, mental health, domestic abuse or deferred records released
Probate fax is same as main fax number.

Decatur County, IA Vital Records

Contact the Decatur County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Decatur County
County Recorder
decatur.municipalcms.com/pView.as...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 641-446-4322
Fax: 641-446-7528
Recorded Documents

Decatur County Vital Certificates

Decatur County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Decatur County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 531.80 sq mi
Population (2009): 8,231
  • Females: 50.7%
  • White: 96.0%
  • Black/African American: 1.2%
  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 93.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): -458
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.0%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 21.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 81.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 15.1%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.37
Housing Units (2000): 3,833
Homeownership Rate (2000): 71.1%
Migration Flow to Decatur County, IA from (2007-2008):

Decatur County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $99,945
  • Construction: $3,265
  • Retail Trade: $4,841
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $2,424
  • Retail Trade: $4,841
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $2,256
  • Manufacturing: $5,759
  • Farms: $12,909
  • Government: $25,609
Employed (2000): 4,092
Unemployed (2000): 332
Unemployment Rate (2009): 6.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $22,237
Local Government Employment (2007): 577
Local Government Revenue (2007): $28,907 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $8,052 (thou. dol.)

Decatur County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 114
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.7
Deaths (2007): 112
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 17.5

Decatur County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 4
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 1
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
Property Crimes (2008): 44
  • Burglary: 5
  • Larceny-Theft: 36
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 3

Decatur County Genealogy Records