Decatur, Georgia

Population 19,443

Decatur is located in Dekalb County, GA. The population is 19,443, making Decatur the 5th largest city in Dekalb County.

There are 41 public schools in Decatur with an average Homefacts rating of C. The total crime rate for Decatur is very low , and there are 290 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Decatur is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Decatur property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Decatur include Avondale Estates, Druid Hills and North Decatur.

Decatur Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Average
  • No High School Diploma: 5.4%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 22.2%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 72.4%

Crime Rate

29.21% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 413
  • Violent Crimes: 569
  • Robbery: 288
  • Burglary: 607
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

88.02% Higher than national avg.
  • 290 offenders in Decatur
  • 149.15 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

325 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 7
  • Superfunds: 14
  • Tanks & Spills: 303


Moderate 6.8%
  • Georgia unemployment average: 5.4%
  • National unemployment average: 6.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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41 Public Schools view public schools

There are 41 K-12 public schools in Decatur, GA and 19 private schools. Homefacts rates Decatur's schools as Average, with an overall C rating.

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Crime view details

290 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Decatur, GA

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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$269,900 compared to December 2019
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

494 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Decatur, GA issued 494 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 494 permits, 116 were issued for single family homes and 378 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Decatur, GA issued 58 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $1,010
  • 1 Bedroom: $1,039
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,182
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,506
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,848

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Environmental Hazards

325 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (1529/1558)
    Decatur, GA has 98.14% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Decatur, GA is a red zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.81 Average
    Decatur, GA is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 42.43°
  • February 45.67°
  • March 53.6°
  • April 62.28°
  • May 70.27°
  • June 78.47°
  • July 80.33°
  • August 80°
  • September 73.55°
  • October 61.77°
  • November 51.7°
  • December 45.42°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Decatur, GA

Decatur, GA has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Decatur, GA has no risk of hurricanes.
Decatur, GA has a very high risk of hail storms.
Decatur, GA has a high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Decatur, GA: $81,598


Unemployment in Decatur is 6.8%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 5.4% and 6.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 13.96%
White Collar - 86.04%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Nathan Deal
  • Sen. Johnny Isakson
  • Sen. David Perdue

City Representatives

  • Henry C. "Hank" Jr. Johnson
  • John Lewis

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

31 FCC Towers view all

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