75,407 (2012)


Decatur offers a history rich in local and national influence. Few people know that it was here in Decatur Illinois that the Abraham Lincoln legacy actually began, where the leader who has become known as the “Great Emancipator” first settled when coming to Illinois, made his first political speech and was first nominated to become President.

Whether you’re in the mood for the great outdoors, want to shop ‘til you drop or prefer your entertainment on the big screen or stage, Decatur's got something just for you. Today, we offer more than 2,000 acres of parks and recreational areas and host more than 130 festivals and other entertainment events including the Lakeside Music and Arts Festival, the Decatur Celebration, Illinois’ largest free family street festival and the event billed as the “Super Bowl” of agricultural exhibitions — The Farm Progress Show.

Downtown Decatur is quickly becoming a destination in and of itself where residents and visitors can bask in a buzz the likes of which cities across the country only wish they had. Today the multimillion-dollar renovation of the Lincoln Square Theater is nearing completion while the revitalized Avon Theater and Avon Twins are an important part of ongoing efforts to create a downtown hub of residential, entertainment business and dining options for both residents and visitors alike. Still, construction is well underway on a new 75,000 square foot mixed use building downtown that will surely serve as a much-needed anchor for the ongoing rebirth of our central business district.

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