Decatur Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Decatur is 70,676. 22.81% is under 18, while 21.22% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 5.25% of the population was five years old or younger, 22.81% were 18 years or younger and 34.35% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 52.99% female and 47.01% male.

Decatur Housing

According to the US Census, Decatur has 36,518 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Decatur was 87.87%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $87,000

Decatur Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Black Or African American Alone constitute 90.24% of Decatur's population. Residents of the city who were White Black Or African American, made up 3.01% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Some Other Race Alone, constituting 1.45% of the city's population and Asian Alone at 1.29%

White Alone63.66%
Black Or African American Alone26.58%
White Black Or African American3.01%
Some Other Race Alone1.45%
Asian Alone1.29%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone0.25%

How Educated is Decatur

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 11.0% of Decatur residents had a bachelor's degree, while 5.4% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 16.40% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Decatur CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher89.8%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency42.4%
Some College Or Associates Degree34.1%
Some College No Degree23.9%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher13.9%
Bachelors Degree11.0%

Average Income in Decatur

The median household income in Decatur is $40,368. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $40,368.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $60,471 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $80,682.

A closer examination of the income groups of Decatur households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $35,000 and $49,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between Less than $10,000 (14.6%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (3.1%). 14.6% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$80,682
Nonfamily households$29,514