Living in Decatur, AL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Decatur SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
8.5

Decatur, AL Crime Report

2,536
Total Crimes
4,678.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
82.15%
Above National Average

Decatur, AL Cost Of Living

87
Decatur's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Decatur, Alabama Info Snack

Decatur is a city in Morgan and Limestone counties in the State of Alabama. The city, affectionately known as "The River City", is located in Northern Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake, along the Tennessee River. It is the largest city and county seat of Morgan County. The population in 2010 census was 55,683.
Population
54,617
Unemployment
5.7%
Poverty
19.6%
Median Home
$133,000
Median Income
$45,048
Median Rent
$645

Decatur, AL Photos

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Rankings for Decatur in Alabama

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Map Of Decatur, AL

Population over time in Decatur

Year Population % Change
2017 54,617 -0.4%
2016 54,844 -1.0%
2015 55,419 -0.3%
2014 55,598 -0.1%
2013 55,641 -0.2%
2012 55,776 0.2%
2011 55,664 0.4%
2010 55,449 0.4%
2009 55,253 -
Crime/100k Decatur AL USA
Violent Crime 420.6 519.6 368.9
Murder 1.8 7.8 5.0
Robbery 107.0 83.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 254.6 387.6 246.8
Property Crime 4257.8 2817.2 2199.5
Burglary 820.9 590.1 376.0
Larceny 3121.4 1958.9 1594.6
Car Theft 315.5 268.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Decatur

White
60.9% (33,284)
African American
22.5% (12,295)
American Indian
0.3% (137)
Asian
0.6% (303)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (79)
Two Or More
2.2% (1,221)
Hispanic
13.4% (7,298)
Race Decatur AL USA
White 60.9% 65.7% 61.1%
African American 22.5% 26.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 0.6% 1.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.2% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 13.4% 4.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Decatur, Alabama

Less than $10,000
8.4% (457,841)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.0% (383,390)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.0% (710,384)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.7% (694,801)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.5% (681,939)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.7% (966,390)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.3% (673,777)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.0% (545,155)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.3% (180,069)
$200,000 or more
3.1% (167,949)
Income Decatur AL USA
Less than $10,000 8.4% 8.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.0% 6.3% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.0% 12.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.7% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.5% 13.5% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.7% 17.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.3% 11.5% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.0% 11.9% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.3% 4.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.1% 3.7% 7.0%

Gender in Decatur

Female
52.6% (28,744)
Male
47.4% (25,873)
Gender Decatur AL USA
Female 52.6% 51.6% 50.8%
Male 47.4% 48.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Decatur for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
9.0% (4,915)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (5,461)
High School / GED
26.0% (14,200)
Some College
23.0% (12,561)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (4,915)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (9,284)
Master's Degree
5.0% (2,730)
Professional Degree
1.0% (546)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Decatur AL USA
< 9th Grade 9.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 17.0% 16.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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