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Decatur INFORMATION

Population: 55,616

Male 48% Female 51%
Married 58%
Single 41%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.

8/10

Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.

7/10

Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Decatur has a very low population density. Decatur is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,041 Decatur
27,441 New York

City Info

Decatur, AL is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Decatur has a population density of 1,041, with 55,616 current residents.

Out of the 55,616 current residents, 48% are male and 51% are female. 58% of the residents are married and 41% are single.

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Residence

Air quality

Best air quality

Weather

  • 55% Sun
  • 50% Rain
  • 3% Snow

Condition

61°F average temperature

  • 31 years Median home age
  • $114,150 Median home price
  • -0.17% Home appreciation rate
  • 3.41% Annual property tax
  • 58.5%
    Homes owned
  • 32.5%
    Homes rented
  • 9%
    Homes vacant

Residence

As for living in Decatur, the air quality is 81% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 50% rainy, and 3% snowy. The average temperature is 61°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Decatur, you should know that 58.5% of homes are owned while 32.5% of homes are rented, and 9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $114,150, the median age of homes is 31 years, the annual home appreciation is -0.17% and the annual property tax is 3.41%.

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Community

Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

    5
  • Average age

    38
  • Political majority

    Republican Republican

Community

When looking at the community of Decatur, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Decatur’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Decatur is 38 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 27.49% Democratic, 71.26% Republican, and 1.25% Independent.

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Locale

Unemployment

10%

Education

Student teacher ratio 1:14

Occupation

  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
    11.5%
  • Sales & Office Occupations
    25.1%
  • Service Occupations
    12.7%
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
    21%
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
    9.5%
  • 81%
    High school diploma
  • 6%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 17%
    Bachelors degree
  • 8%
    Graduate or professional degree

Locale

When looking at Decatur, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.30% of residents are unemployed in Decatur (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Decatur residents: 11.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 19.92% are in the arts and sciences field, 12.7% are in the customer service field, 25.1% are in the sales field, 0.39% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 21% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 80.77%, 6.00% of residents have an associate’s degree, 16.57% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 7.64% have a master’s degree.

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Transit

Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
    transportation
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home

Transit

If you plan on commuting to work in Decatur, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Decatur have a few different options. 87% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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