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The City of Decatur had a population of 55,977 as of July 1, 2020. Decatur ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Decatur is located at latitude 34.6059 and longitude -86.9833 in Morgan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Decatur encompass a land area of 54.11 sq. miles and a water area of 6.79 sq. miles. Morgan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 561 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Decatur are located in Morgan County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Limestone County.
The City of Decatur (GNIS ID: 2404206) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Decatur is located within Decatur Division of Morgan County.
|Total Population||55,977 (100%)|
|Population in Households||54,747 (97.8%)|
|Population in Families||43,965 (78.5%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,230 ( 2.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$49,314|
|Average Household Income||$66,206|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$26,612|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||24,968 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||13,841 (55.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||8,685 (34.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,442 ( 9.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$134,153|
|Average Home Value||$165,026|
|Housing Affordability Index3||228|
|Average Household Size||2.43|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.9%|
|Per Capita Income||1.57%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.06%|
The table below compares Decatur to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 9||99th|
|Population Density||# 39||94th|
|Median Household Income||# 199||66th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 255||44th|
|Per Capita Income||# 165||72nd|
|Diversity Index||# 7||99th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.