Latest Data (2016)
Population 55,072
Nationwide Rank 681

Quick Facts

Decatur, Alabama is the 681st largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Decatur, Alabama is a city.

Decatur, Alabama is currently 1.1% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

Decatur, Alabama's growth is below average. 80% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Decatur, Alabama Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
671 Dearborn Heights, Michigan 55,761 -4.4%
672 Berwyn, Illinois 55,748 3.3%
673 Bradenton, Florida 55,687 11.2%
674 Hempstead, New York 55,555 4.4%
675 Hanford, California 55,547 32.3%
676 Rocky Mount, North Carolina 55,466 -5.7%
677 Port Arthur, Texas 55,427 -3.8%
678 Shoreline, Washington 55,333 4.0%
679 Kettering, Ohio 55,306 -4.0%
680 Anderson, Indiana 55,130 -7.5%
681 Decatur, Alabama 55,072 1.8%
682 Gilroy, California 55,069 32.0%
683 Richland, Washington 54,989 41.2%
684 Manhattan, Kansas 54,983 20.2%
685 Highland, California 54,939 22.4%
686 Paramount, California 54,909 -0.8%
687 Commerce City, Colorado 54,869 159.4%
688 Huntersville, North Carolina 54,839 109.7%
689 Euless, Texas 54,769 18.4%
690 Pocatello, Idaho 54,746 6.1%
691 Carson City, Nevada 54,742 4.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Alabama

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
306 Tuscaloosa 99,543 26.5%
389 Hoover 84,978 34.0%
515 Dothan 68,468 17.4%
578 Auburn 63,118 36.1%
681 Decatur 55,072 1.8%
795 Madison 47,959 60.9%
949 Florence 39,959 9.9%
1029 Phenix City 37,132 30.6%
1064 Gadsden 35,837 -7.8%
1074 Prattville 35,606 36.3%
1100 Vestavia Hills 34,688 12.2%
1157 Alabaster 32,948 36.7%
1263 Opelika 29,869 20.9%
1337 Enterprise 28,024 32.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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
2009 56,411 601
2008 55,977 595
2007 55,531 593
2006 55,122 597
2005 54,435 603
2004 53,968 606
2003 54,206 602
2002 53,876 592
2001 54,011 581
2000 54,091 563
1990 50,139 525