What is the current population of Decatur?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Decatur is 57,804. Decatur, Alabama is the 685th largest city in the US.

Decatur Geography [top]

What county is Decatur, Alabama in?

Parts of Decatur are located within Limestone County and Morgan County.

What is the size of Decatur, Alabama in square miles?

Decatur has an area of 53.7 square miles.

Decatur Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Decatur?

The current population of Decatur (57,804) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Decatur growing?

Decatur has grown 6.8% since the 2000. Decatur, Alabama's growth is below average. 69% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Decatur, Alabama?

Decatur has a population density of 1,037.4 people per square mile.

Decatur Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Decatur, Alabama?

The total voting age population of Decatur, Alabama, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 39,260. The voting age population is 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

What percentage of Decatur, Alabama residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 17.6% of the residents of Decatur are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Decatur, Alabama?

The racial demographics of Decatur are 67.4% White, 22.6% Black, 6.6% Other, 2.7% Two or more races, 0.4% Asian and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 13.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Decatur, Alabama residents are below the poverty line?

In Decatur, 17.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 26.4%. On a per-household basis, 15.9% of families are below the poverty line in Decatur.

What percentage of Decatur, Alabama residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 57.8% of Decatur residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Decatur, Alabama residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 83.7% of Decatur residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 24.7% have a bachelor's degree and 7.8% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Decatur, Alabama residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Decatur residents aged 5 and older, 12.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 10.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.

Decatur Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Decatur, Alabama?

The unemployment rate in Decatur is 5.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Decatur, Alabama residents work for the government?

In Decatur, 11.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Decatur, Alabama?

The median household income in Decatur is $48,429.

Decatur Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Decatur, Alabama?

In Decatur, 63.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Decatur, Alabama?

Renters occupy 36.4% of housing units in Decatur.

What percentage of Decatur, Alabama housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Decatur, 4.6% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Decatur, Alabama housing units were built after 2000?

In Decatur, 10.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,600 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Decatur, Alabama?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Decatur is $655.

What percentage of households in Decatur, Alabama have broadband internet?

In Decatur, 73.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Decatur Population By Year

Population Graph For Decatur
Year Population Rank in US
2021 57,804 685
2020 57,777 681
2019 54,445 714
2018 54,264 711
2017 54,405 704
2016 55,072 681
2015 55,437 678
2014 55,532 664
2013 55,816 653
2012 55,996 643
2011 55,858 637
2010 55,683 629
2000 54,091 563
1990 50,139 525

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
675 Lake Havasu City, Arizona 58,284 37.4%
676 St. Clair Shores, Michigan 58,200 -7.6%
677 Herriman, Utah 58,198 1692.9%
678 Midwest City, Oklahoma 58,145 7.0%
679 St. Peters, Missouri 58,129 12.9%
680 Gilroy, California 58,101 39.3%
681 Margate, Florida 58,001 7.4%
682 Royal Oak, Michigan 57,953 -3.3%
683 Shoreline, Washington 57,918 8.8%
684 Orland Park, Illinois 57,850 12.5%
685 Decatur, Alabama 57,804 6.8%
686 Casa Grande, Arizona 57,699 114.1%
687 Weymouth Town, Massachusetts 57,670
688 Bowie, Maryland 57,644 10.3%
689 Lancaster, Pennsylvania 57,503 1.2%
690 Kettering, Ohio 57,377 -0.4%
691 Bartlett, Tennessee 57,318 29.6%
692 Highland, California 57,159 27.4%
693 Coconut Creek, Florida 57,117 29.1%
694 Pocatello, Idaho 57,092 10.7%
695 Oak Lawn, Illinois 57,013 3.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Alabama

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
327 Tuscaloosa 100,618 27.8%
365 Hoover 92,589 46.0%
463 Auburn 78,564 69.5%
522 Dothan 71,175 22.0%
674 Madison 58,357 95.8%
685 Decatur 57,804 6.8%
992 Florence 39,933 9.8%
1026 Vestavia Hills 38,801 25.5%
1036 Phenix City 38,428 35.2%
1039 Prattville 38,286 46.6%
1175 Gadsden 33,769 -13.1%
1178 Alabaster 33,676 39.7%
1257 Opelika 31,538 27.7%
1272 Northport 31,009 55.7%
1329 Enterprise 29,395 38.9%

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