Decatur, AL Demographic Data

Decatur, AL Summary

Decatur is located in Morgan County in Alabama
  • Population: 55,774
  • Area: 60.47 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 53.67 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 6.80 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 922.34 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 594.16 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Decatur, AL Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
29,349
53%
50.8
Male
26,249
47%
49.2
Total Population
55,598
 
321,419,000

Decatur, AL Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
3,481
6.3% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
4,132
7.4% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
3,476
6.3% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
2,849
5.1% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
3,647
6.6% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
7,410
13.3% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
7,190
12.9% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
7,464
13.4% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
3,709
6.7% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
3,449
6.2% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
4,789
8.6% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
2,793
5.0% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
1,209
2.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
42,702
76.8%
77.1
Female
22,936
53.7%
51.4
Male
19,766
46.3%
48.6
21 Years and over
40,884
73.5%
72.9
62 Years and over
10,869
19.5%
18.3
65 Years and over
8,791
15.8%
14.9
Female
5,235
59.5%
55.9
Male
3,556
40.5%
44.1
Median Age (years)
38
NR
NR

Decatur, AL Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
54,016
97.2% 
96.9
White
39,681
71.4% 
73.1
Black or African American
12,128
21.8% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
349
0.6% 
0.8
Asian
481
0.9% 
5.4
Asian Indian
179
0.3% 
1.2
Chinese
0
0.0% 
1.3
Filipino
22
0.0% 
0.9
Japanese
76
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
66
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
103
0.2% 
0.5
Other Asian
35
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
93
0.2% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
81
0.1% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
0
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
0
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
12
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
1,284
2.3% 
4.8
Two or More Races
1,582
2.8% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
6,891
12.4% 
17.6
Mexican
5,555
10.0% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
340
0.6% 
1.7
Cuban
111
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
885
1.6% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
48,707
87.6% 
82.4

Decatur, AL Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
2,618
6.9% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
3,951
10.4% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
10,365
27.3% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
8,773
23.1% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
2,853
7.5% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
6,497
17.1% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
2,956
7.8% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
6,569
17.3%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
31,444
82.8%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
9,453
24.9%
30.6

Decatur, AL Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
12,329
27.7%
33.5%
Now Married
20,437
45.9%
47.5
Divorced
6,402
14.4%
11.0%
Separated
1,896
4.3%
2.1
Widowed
3,445
7.7
5.8%

Decatur, AL Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
45,968
88.2%
78.5%
Languages other than english
6,149
11.8%
21.5%
Spanish
5,512
10.6%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
508
1.0%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
85
0.2%
3.5%
Other Languages
44
0.1%
1.0%

Decatur, AL Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
2,075
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
1,801
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
2,848
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
2,853
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
3,400
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
3,587
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
2,201
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
2,251
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
762
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
516
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
41,496
 
55,775
Per capita income
24,312
 
29,979

Decatur, AL Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
141
0.6%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
2,230
9.3%
9.8
Construction
2,364
9.8%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
4,435
18.4%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
984
4.1%
6.5
Information
254
1.1%
2.1
Manufacturing
4,642
19.3%
10.3
Other services except public administration
1,157
4.8%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
2,130
8.8%
11.3
Public administration
991
4.1%
4.6
Retail trade
3,584
14.9%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
798
3.3%
5.1
Wholesale trade
373
1.5%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
2,694
11.2%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
7,586
31.5%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
4,209
17.5%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
5,768
24.0%
23.6%
Service occupations
3,826
15.9%
18.0%

Decatur, AL Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
23,536
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
20,164
85.7%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
2,592
11.0%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
153
0.7%
5.2
Walked
86
0.4%
2.8
Other means
177
0.8%
1.8
Worked at home
364
1.5%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
21.0
 
26.0

Decatur, AL Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
1,575
7.1%
8.9
1 vehicles
8,146
36.5%
33.5
2 vehicles
7,920
35.5%
37.2
3 or more
4,653
20.9%
20.3

Decatur, AL Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
22,294
90.1%
87.7
Owner Occupied
13,564
60.8%
63.0
Renter Occupied
8,730
39.2%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
2,437
9.9%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
4
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Decatur, AL Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
24,731
1 room
302
1.2%
2.3
2 rooms
462
1.9%
2.5
3 rooms
1,917
7.8%
9.0
4 rooms
3,978
16.1%
16.6
5 rooms
5,341
21.6%
20.0
6 rooms
4,605
18.6%
17.9
7 rooms
3,363
13.6%
12.1
8 rooms
2,017
8.2%
8.5
9 rooms or more
2,746
11.1%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Decatur, AL Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
24,731
 
 
1-unit, detached
16,641
67.3%
61.4
1-unit, attached
1,279
5.2%
5.8
2-units
497
2.0%
3.7
3 or 4 units
1,657
6.7%
4.5
5 to 9 units
1,966
7.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
1,287
5.2%
4.6
20 or more units
1,163
4.7%
8.8
Mobile home
241
1.0%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Decatur, AL Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
1,221
4.9%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
1,002
4.1%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
2,404
9.7%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
4,403
17.8%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
5,022
20.3%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
4,585
18.5%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
3,716
15.0%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
2,127
8.6%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
251
1.0%
2.5%
2014 or later
0
0.0%
0.5%

Decatur, AL Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
6,691
30.0%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
157
0.7%
4.7
Electricity
15,315
68.7%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
19
0.1%
5.1
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
54
0.2%
2.0
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
0
0.0%
0.5
No fuel used
58
0.3%
1.2

Decatur, AL Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
8,441
 
47140700.0
$3,000 or more
54
0.6%
9.9%
$2,500 to $2,999
201
2.4%
6.8%
Less than $500
290
3.4%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
343
4.1%
11.8%
$1,500 to 1,999
1,104
13.1%
20.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
2,714
32.2%
29.2%
$500 to $999
3,735
44.2%
20.5%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
4,217
50.1%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
1,086
12.9%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
820
9.7%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
471
5.6%
7.3%
35.0% or more
1,823
21.7%
22.3%
Not Computed
24
NR
NR

Decatur, AL Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
8,129 
 
41,410,200 
$3,000 or more
0
0.0%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
9
0.1%
1.7%
$1,500 to $1,999
72
0.9%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
101
1.2%
4.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
568
7.0%
27.9%
Less than $500
2,369
29.1%
11.0%
$500 to $999
5,010
61.6%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
601
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
604
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
1,512
19.1%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
968
12.2%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
1,031
13.0%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
850
10.7%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
770
9.7%
9.2%
35.0% or more
2,798
35.3%
41.4%
Not Computed
801
NR
NR

Decatur, AL Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
13,564
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
1,125
8.3%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
3,943
29.1%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
3,190
23.5%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
2,006
14.8%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
2,222
16.4%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
872
6.4%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
145
1.1%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
61
0.4%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
124,200
 
194,500
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