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
29,408
53%
50.8
Male
26,011
47%
49.2
Total Population
55,419
 
323,128,000

Decatur, AL Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
3,394
6.1% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
4,256
7.7% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
3,413
6.2% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
2,927
5.3% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
3,741
6.8% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
7,049
12.7% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
7,065
12.7% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
7,621
13.8% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
3,622
6.5% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
3,562
6.4% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
4,811
8.7% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
2,614
4.7% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
1,344
2.4% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
42,410
76.5%
77.2
Female
22,865
53.9%
51.3
Male
19,545
46.1%
48.7
21 Years and over
40,677
73.4%
73.1
62 Years and over
10,885
19.6%
18.8
65 Years and over
8,769
15.8%
15.2
Female
5,308
60.5%
55.8
Male
3,461
39.5%
44.2
Median Age (years)
39
0.0%
0.0

Decatur, AL Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
53,682
96.9% 
96.8
White
39,094
70.5% 
72.6
Black or African American
11,924
21.5% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
431
0.8% 
0.8
Asian
351
0.6% 
5.4
Asian Indian
165
0.3% 
1.2
Chinese
0
0.0% 
1.3
Filipino
9
0.0% 
0.9
Japanese
18
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
71
0.1% 
0.4
Vietnamese
58
0.1% 
0.6
Other Asian
30
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
0
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
0
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
0
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
1,882
3.4% 
5.1
Two or More Races
1,737
3.1% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
7,065
12.7% 
17.8
Mexican
5,529
10.0% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
355
0.6% 
1.7
Cuban
107
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
1,074
1.9% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
48,354
87.3% 
82.2

Decatur, AL Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
2,477
6.6% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
3,743
9.9% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
10,067
26.7% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
8,591
22.8% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
3,299
8.8% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
6,697
17.8% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
2,814
7.5% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
6,220
16.5%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
31,468
83.6%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
9,511
25.3%
31.2

Decatur, AL Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
12,279
27.7%
33.7%
Now Married
20,783
46.9%
47.5
Divorced
6,152
13.9%
11.0%
Separated
1,642
3.7%
2.0
Widowed
3,500
7.9
5.8%

Decatur, AL Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
45,819
88.1%
78.4%
Languages other than english
6,206
11.9%
21.6%
Spanish
5,499
10.6%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
434
0.8%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
73
0.1%
3.5%
Other Languages
200
0.4%
1.1%

Decatur, AL Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
1,959
8.8%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
1,723
7.7%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
2,911
13.1%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
2,989
13.4%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
2,867
12.9%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
3,867
17.4%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
2,403
10.8%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
2,367
10.6%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
699
3.1%
5.8
$200,000 or more
494
2.2%
6.4
Median household income
42,602
 
57,617
Per capita income
24,962
 
31,128

Decatur, AL Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
99
0.4%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
1,906
8.0%
9.8
Construction
1,957
8.2%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
4,612
19.3%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
952
4.0%
6.6
Information
240
1.0%
2.1
Manufacturing
4,815
20.2%
10.1
Other services except public administration
1,145
4.8%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
2,249
9.4%
11.4
Public administration
1,057
4.4%
4.6
Retail trade
3,550
14.9%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
859
3.6%
5.2
Wholesale trade
449
1.9%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
2,337
9.8%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
7,666
32.1%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
4,372
18.3%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
5,684
23.8%
23.3%
Service occupations
3,831
16.0%
18.1%

Decatur, AL Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
23,356
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
20,386
87.3%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
2,162
9.3%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
114
0.5%
5.1
Walked
71
0.3%
2.7
Other means
260
1.1%
1.8
Worked at home
363
1.6%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
21.1
 
26.6

Decatur, AL Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
1,344
6.0%
8.7
1 vehicles
7,843
35.2%
33.2
2 vehicles
8,501
38.2%
37.1
3 or more
4,591
20.6%
21.0

Decatur, AL Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
22,279
90.0%
87.6
Owner Occupied
13,410
60.2%
63.1
Renter Occupied
8,869
39.8%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
2,482
10.0%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
3
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.5
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.4
0.0%
2.5

Decatur, AL Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
24,761
1 room
528
2.1%
2.4
2 rooms
506
2.0%
2.7
3 rooms
1,599
6.5%
9.1
4 rooms
3,981
16.1%
16.5
5 rooms
5,133
20.7%
19.8
6 rooms
4,887
19.7%
17.8
7 rooms
3,212
13.0%
12.0
8 rooms
2,041
8.2%
8.6
9 rooms or more
2,874
11.6%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Decatur, AL Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
24,761
 
 
1-unit, detached
16,763
67.7%
61.5
1-unit, attached
1,339
5.4%
5.9
2-units
438
1.8%
3.6
3 or 4 units
1,435
5.8%
4.4
5 to 9 units
2,153
8.7%
4.8
10 to 19 units
1,194
4.8%
4.4
20 or more units
1,231
5.0%
9.0
Mobile home
208
0.8%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Decatur, AL Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
1,187
4.8%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
932
3.8%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
2,583
10.4%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
4,226
17.1%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
5,140
20.8%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
4,795
19.4%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
3,655
14.8%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
1,923
7.8%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
281
1.1%
2.8%
2014 or later
39
0.2%
1.4%

Decatur, AL Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
6,696
30.1%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
147
0.7%
4.7
Electricity
15,349
68.9%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
22
0.1%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
31
0.1%
1.9
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
0
0.0%
0.5
No fuel used
34
0.2%
1.1

Decatur, AL Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
8,344
 
47295100.0
$3,000 or more
80
1.0%
10.3%
$2,500 to $2,999
171
2.0%
7.0%
Less than $500
294
3.5%
1.6%
$2,000 to $2,499
336
4.0%
11.8%
$1,500 to $1,999
1,258
15.1%
20.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
2,486
29.8%
28.8%
$500 to $999
3,719
44.6%
20.4%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
4,148
49.9%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
1,154
13.9%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
800
9.6%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
449
5.4%
7.0%
35.0% or more
1,760
21.2%
21.3%
Not Computed
33
0.0%
0.0%

Decatur, AL Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
8,322 
 
41,631,300 
$3,000 or more
0
0.0%
1.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
8
0.1%
1.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
70
0.8%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
84
1.0%
11.9%
$1,000 to $1,499
662
8.0%
28.3%
Less than $500
2,177
26.2%
10.7%
$500 to $999
5,321
63.9%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
547
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
615
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
1,613
19.7%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
1,199
14.7%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
998
12.2%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
769
9.4%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
700
8.6%
9.0%
35.0% or more
2,893
35.4%
40.7%
Not Computed
697
0.0%
0.0%

Decatur, AL Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
13,410
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
906
6.8%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
3,992
29.8%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
3,282
24.5%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
1,887
14.1%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
2,238
16.7%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
898
6.7%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
140
1.0%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
67
0.5%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
127,100
 
205,000
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