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Decatur Township, Marion County, Indiana

Decatur Township
Marion County
Map of Marion County with Decatur Township highlighted
Map of Marion County with Decatur Township highlighted
Country United States
State Indiana
County Marion
Named for Stephen Decatur
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 32.4 sq mi (83.9 km2)
 • Land 32.3 sq mi (83.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 768 ft (234 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 32,388
 • Density 1,000/sq mi (390/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 18-17092[1]
GNIS feature ID 0453255[2]

Decatur Township is the smallest in geographic size and in population of the nine townships in Marion County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 32,388.[3] Located on the southwest corner of the county, the township is home to the new Indianapolis International Airport main terminal. The city of Indianapolis and Marion County are a merged unit. Long one of the most rural sections of the county, Decatur Township has seen many new residential and commercial developments. AmeriPlex, one of the largest industrial parks in Indiana, is in Decatur Township.


  • Population 1
  • History 2
  • Key information 3
  • Township elected officials 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Decatur Township was home to 27,881 residents in 2008 and has seen tremendous growth in recent years. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 32,388.


The township was settled in the 1820s by mostly Quakers from South Carolina. They settled along the banks of the White River. West Newton is a small Quaker-settled town inside the township. Many of today's residents can trace their lineages back to these early settlers.

Key information

The township is the home of the Decatur Township Civic Council and the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township. The Indianapolis Challenger Center calls Decatur Township home.

Camby (also sometimes called "West Union Station") is a State Road 67.[4] Its elevation is 764 feet (233 m) above sea level, and it is located at (39.6625457, -86.3166582).[5] Camby has a post office with the ZIP code of 46113.[6]

Township elected officials

  • U.S. Congress, District 7: André Carson (D)
  • Indiana House, District 91: Robert Behning (R)
  • Indiana Senate, District 35: R. Michael Young (R)
  • Mayor: Greg Ballard (R)
  • City-County Council, District 22: Jason Holliday (R)
  • City-County Council, At-Large: Zach Adamson (D), John Barth (D), Pamela Hickman (D), Leroy Robinson (D)
  • Trustee: Stephen Rink (R)
  • Small Claims Court Judge: Myron Hockman (R)
  • Constable: Darrell McGaha (R)
  • Township Board: District 1, Stephanie McGaha (R); District 2, Pat Rigsby (D); District 3, Sandra Filipovich (R); District 4, Joe Griffith (R); District 5, Larry Kugelman (R); District 6, Martha Fisher-Vaughn (R); District 7, David Knight (R)
  • School Board: Judy Collins, Larry Taylor, Dale Henson, Timothy Huber, Cathy Wiseman


  1. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Decatur township, Marion County, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 44. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  5. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.
  6. ^ Zip Code Lookup

External links

  • Indiana Township Association
  • United Township Association of Indiana
  • Decatur Township Fire Department
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