Decatur, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 55,532 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.0%
 
Males: 26,871  (48.4%)
Females: 28,661  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 35601, 35603, 35640, 35673.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,315 (it was $37,192 in 2000)
Decatur:

$39,315
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,268 (it was $20,431 in 2000)

Decatur city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $123,497 (it was $88,700 in 2000)
Decatur:

$123,497
AL:

$122,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $583.

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  • Races in Decatur, AL (2013)

    Decatur races chart
    • 34,10461.0%White alone
    • 12,30222.0%Black alone
    • 7,27313.0%Hispanic
    • 1,5032.7%Two or more races
    • 4540.8%Asian alone
    • 2390.4%American Indian alone
    • 710.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Decatur detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Decatur: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (11.9%), United States (11.1%), English (9.4%), German (8.9%), Scottish (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1821

Elevation: 562 feet

Land area: 53.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,040 people per square mile   (low).

Decatur,AL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Decatur:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur city:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

2,412 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

4.5%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $579 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $481 (0.4%)

Decatur satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (73.7 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (503.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Trinity, AL (2.5 miles ), Mooresville, AL (2.6 miles) , Priceville, AL (2.7 miles ), Hartselle, AL (3.2 miles ), Danville, AL (3.4 miles ), Morris Chapel, AL (3.4 miles ), Hillsboro, AL (3.5 miles ), Somerville, AL (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 197 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 1998: 225 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 1999: 185 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2000: 227 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2001: 179 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2002: 207 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2003: 205 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2004: 227 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2005: 219 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2006: 159 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2007: 160 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2008: 85 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2009: 39 buildings, average cost: $167,700
  • 2010: 56 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2011: 47 buildings, average cost: $193,900
  • 2012: 48 buildings, average cost: $199,100
  • 2013: 39 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2014: 37 buildings, average cost: $210,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.58 N, Longitude: 86.98 W

Decatur nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): The River City, The Chicago of the South, Ballooning Capital of Alabama, Home of America's First Wave Pool

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,909 (+16.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,010 (58.7%)

Area code: 256

Decatur household income distribution Decatur home values distribution

Crime rates in Decatur by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 4411203043250
per 100,000 7.47.41.81.83.60.05.40.07.05.43.68.90.0
Rapes 171120122528292817199127
per 100,000 31.220.336.621.945.150.051.849.729.734.016.021.412.5
Robberies 1051171376280105123787456802625
per 100,000 193.0216.2250.9113.0144.4187.4219.9138.6129.5100.1142.546.444.8
Assaults 918910912514211813611711711914910680
per 100,000 167.3164.5199.7227.8256.3210.6243.1207.9204.7212.7265.5189.0143.3
Burglaries 773780710742716830976743682815821569434
per 100,000 1,420.81,441.51,300.51,352.51,292.31,481.61,744.71,320.01,193.31,456.61,462.81,014.4777.3
Thefts 2,7063,0013,0263,0352,6302,5842,8892,3981,9201,1311,9641,8311,883
per 100,000 4,973.65,545.95,542.75,532.24,746.84,612.75,164.44,260.13,359.42,021.43,499.33,264.33,372.4
Auto thefts 11417618521728321013193149163128153134
per 100,000 209.5325.3338.9395.5510.8374.9234.2165.2260.7291.3228.1272.8240.0
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13N/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A23.2N/AN/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 451.1482.8493.3453.1464.1461.5519.8403.3360.2320.0380.5313.4263.5

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Decatur detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 154 (133 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Alabama average:

2.27

Decatur tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,567 (+7.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Decatur: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Decatur, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Decatur-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 157% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Decatur city center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 9.1 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

Earthquake activity:

Decatur-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from Decatur center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 272.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 202.8 miles away from Decatur center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 210.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Morgan County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Decatur topographic map

Birthplace of: Mae Jemison - Astronaut, Charlie Hodge (guitarist) - Musician, Dean Jones (actor) - Film actor, Donold Lourie - Businessman, Earl Gaines - Soul blues and electric blues singer, Gary Knotts - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Detroit Tigers, born: Feb 12, 1977), Kristopher Reisz - Children's writer, Lucas Black - Child actor, Philip Rivers - 2005 NFL player (San Diego Chargers, born: Dec 8, 1981), Rip Sewell - Major League Baseball player.

Main business address for: HERITAGE FINANCIAL HOLDING (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Decatur:

  • DECATUR MORGAN HOSPITAL-DECATUR CAMPUS (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 1201 7TH STREET SE)
  • HOSPICE OF THE VALLEY, INC (216 JOHNSON STREET, SE P O BOX 2745)
  • PARKWAY MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 1874 BELTLINE RD SW)

Nursing Homes in Decatur:

  • DECATUR HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (2326 MORGAN AVENUE SOUTHWEST)
  • RIVER CITY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1350 FOURTEENTH AVENUE SOUTHEAST)
  • WEST MORGAN HEALTH CARE CENTER (RT 1 BOX 119)

Dialysis Facilities in Decatur:

  • DCI DECATUR (1601 6TH AVENUE SOUTH EAST)
  • HOME DIALYSIS OF NORTH ALABAMA (1216 SOMMERVILLE ROAD, SE)

Home Health Centers in Decatur:

  • ALACARE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (1690 BELTLINE ROAD, SUITE B)
  • HGA HOMECARE OF DECATUR (2708 HIGHWAY 31 SOUTH, SUITE A)
  • MORGAN COUNTY HOME CARE AGENCY (201 GORDON DRIVE SE, SUITE 107)

Airports and heliports located in Decatur:

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Nuclear power plants:

  • Browns Ferry 1. General Electric Co.Tennessee Valley Authority. General Electric Co.Tennessee Valley Authority. Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 1065 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 08/1973. Commercial start: 08/1974..
  • Browns Ferry 2. General Electric Co.Tennessee Valley Authority. General Electric Co.Tennessee Valley Authority. Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 1065 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 07/1974. Commercial start: 03/1975..
  • Browns Ferry 3. General Electric Co.Tennessee Valley Authority. General Electric Co.Tennessee Valley Authority. Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 1065 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 08/1976. Commercial start: 03/1977..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur:

  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 6 miles; Tanner, AL; Full-time enrollment: 7,911)
  • Athens State University (about 16 miles; Athens, AL; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 22 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 28 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 37 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 41 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • University of North Alabama (about 43 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)

Public high schools in Decatur:

  • AUSTIN HIGH SCH (Students: 1,561, Location: 1625 DANVILLE RD SW, Grades: 9-12)
  • DECATUR HIGH SCH (Students: 1,063, Location: 1011 PROSPECT DR SE, Grades: 9-12)
  • PRICEVILLE HIGH SCH (Students: 432, Location: 317 HIGHWAY 67 S, Grades: 9-12)
  • LONG TERM CASE (Location: 910 WILSON STREET NE, Grades: KG-12)
  • HORIZON HIGH SCH (Location: 809 CHURCH ST NE, Grades: 8-12)
  • DECATUR HIGH DEV (Location: 1011A PROSPECT DR SE, Grades: 9-12)
  • MORGAN CO LEARNING CTR (Location: 1325 POINT MALLARD PKWY SE, Grades: 6-12)

Private high schools in Decatur:

  • DECATUR HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 381, Location: 3802 SPRING AVE SW, Grades: KG-12)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 89, Location: 3211 SPRING AVE SW, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Decatur:

Private elementary/middle school in Decatur:

  • ST ANN SCHOOL (Students: 105, Location: 3910A SPRING AVE SW, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Decatur

Library in Decatur:

  • DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $953,155; Location: 504 CHERRY ST., NE; 104,324 books; 27,518 e-books; 3,192 audio materials; 5,156 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 126 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Decatur: Decatur Golf and Country Club (A), Lurleen B Wallace Developmental Center (B), Clark Spring Fish Hatchery (C), Burningtree Country Club (D), Decatur State Docks (E), Cedar Ridge Golf Course (F), Central Industrial Park (G), Chamber of Commerce Industrial Park (H), Southfield Industrial Park (I), Glendale Farms (J), White Springs Dewatering Area (K), Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters (L), Decatur City Hall (M), Decatur and Wheeler Basin Regional Library (N), T C Almon Recreation Center (O), Fort Decatur Recreation Center (P), Carrie Matthews Recreation Center (Q), Morgan County Courthouse (R), Wildlife Observation Building (S), Flint City Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Gateway Shopping Center (1), Decatur Shopping Center (2), Beltline Plaza Shopping Center (3), Westmead Plaza Shopping Center (4), Beltline Mall Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Decatur: HERITAGE FINANCIAL HOLDING (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Decatur include: Memorial Drive Methodist Church (A), Macedonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church (B), Kings Memorial Church (C), Parkview Baptist Church (D), Macedonia Baptist Church (E), Larkwood Church of the Nazarene (F), Deer Springs Baptist Church (G), Decatur Christian Church (H), Austinville First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakland Cemetery (1), Oakview Memorial Gardens (2), Crow Cemetery (3), Dancy Cemetery (4), Minor Cemetery (5), Minor Hill Cemetery (6), Mitchell Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: English Pond (A), Johnson Pond (B), Dinsmore Slough (C), Crabtree Slough (D), Morgan Lake (E), Lake Chulavista (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Flint Creek (A), Muddy Branch (B), Dry Branch (C), Clark Spring Branch (D), Brush Creek (E), Black Branch (F), Betty Rye Branch (G), Bakers Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Decatur include: Delano Park (1), Rhodes Ferry Park (2), Bank Street-Old Decatur Historic District (3), Albany Heritage Neighborhood Historic District (4), Aquadome Park (5), Decatur Day Use Park (6), Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (7), Point Mallard Park (8), Malone Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Cook's Natural Science Museum (412 13th Street Southeast) (1), Carnegie Visual Arts Center (Museums; 207 Church Street Northeast) (2), Priceville Town Of (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 242 Marco Drive) (3), Funland Golf Course (Amusement & Theme Parks; 401 14th Street Southeast Suite 8B) (4), Tourist Information (719 6th Avenue Southeast) (5), NBSC - Independent Agent - K. Jackson & Associates (2130 Westmeade Dr. Southwest) (6), Decatur Convention & Visitors Bureau (719 6th Avenue Southeast) (7), Decatur Visitors Information Center (719 6th Avenue Southeast) (8), T'N'T Motorsports (Arcades & Amusements; 2816 Danville Road Southwest) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Suites (1305 Front Avenue Southwest) (1), Decatur-Days Inn Conference Center (810 6th Ave NE) (2), Stay Lodge (2616 Highway 31 South) (3), Days Inn Decatur-Priceville (360 Marco Drive) (4), Home-Towne Suites (2125 Jameson Place Southwest) (5), Decatur Ramada Limited (1317 Point Mallard Parkway) (6), Magnolia Motel (1101 6th Avenue Southeast) (7), Super 8 Motel (70 Marco Drive) (8), Louie's Italian American Restaurant (1101 6th Avenue Southeast) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Morgan County - Circuit Court Judges- Haddock Steven E (302 Lee Street Northeast) (1), Decatur City - Municipal Court (402 Lee Street Northeast) (2), Morgan County - Circuit Court Judges- Paler Sherrie W (302 Lee Street Northeast) (3), Morgan County - Circuit Court Judges- Thompson Glenn E (302 Lee Street Northeast) (4), Morgan County - District Court Judges- Bibb David (302 Lee Street Northeast) (5), Morgan County - District Court Judges- Breland David J (302 Lee Street Northeast) (6), Morgan County - Court Referral Office Substance Abuse Program (302 Lee Street Northeast) (7), Morgan County - District Court Clerks- 1st Floor (302 Lee Street Northeast) (8), Morgan County - Juvenile Court (302 Lee Street Northeast) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Morgan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 58.0. This is better than average.

City:

58.0
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 5.26. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.26
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.55. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.55
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.0%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Black residents, 29.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.5% for American Indian residents, 12.0% for other race residents, 38.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.1%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Decatur in 2010:

  • 493 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 246 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 141 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 39 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in maritime/merchant vessels

People in group quarters in Decatur in 2000:

  • 322 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 299 people in nursing homes
  • 213 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 57 people in other group homes
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Decatur, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Arena or stadium:
  • Celebration Arena. Capacity: 10,000.

Banks with most branches in Decatur (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Point Mallard Parkway, Decatur Branch, Southwest Branch, Priceville Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Renasant Bank: Decatur Lee Street Branch, Decatur Cedar Ridge Branch, Decatur Stratford Road Branch. Info updated 2012/02/10: Bank assets: $4,196.4 mil, Deposits: $3,416.0 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Renasant Corporation
  • Bank Independent: Decatur Main Branch, Decatur Beltline Branch, Decatur Crossings Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $1,041.1 mil, Deposits: $871.4 mil, headquarters in Sheffield, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Bancindependent Incorporated
  • Peoples Bank of Alabama: Decatur Southeast Branch, Sixth Street Branch, Beltline Place Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $511.3 mil, Deposits: $426.1 mil, headquarters in Cullman, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Altrust Financial Services, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: Decatur Beltline Branch, Decatur Main Branch, Decatur Southside Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: First American Bank Branch, Beltline Branch, Sixth Avenue Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Downtown Decatur Office at 254 East Moulton Street, branch established on 1987/01/26; Beltline Road Branch at 922 Beltline Rd, branch established on 1989/01/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • CB&S Bank, Inc.: Decatur Branch at 1825 Beltline Road, Sw, branch established on 2006/02/21. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $1,276.1 mil, Deposits: $1,018.1 mil, headquarters in Russellville, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 42 total offices, Holding Company: Cbs Banc-Corp.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Decatur Branch at 2800 Spring Ave Sw, branch established on 2008/07/12. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
Alabama average:

11.9

Decatur travel time to work - commute Decatur mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Decatur city (based on Morgan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant59,647179
Mainline Protestant11,68746
Catholic8,3801
Black Protestant2,60519
Other9415
None36,230-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Morgan County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Morgan County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 89
Morgan County:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Here:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Morgan County:

35.0%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.3%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.4%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Decatur:

41.9%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Decatur:

29.0
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.9%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Decatur:

11.3%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Decatur:

33.9%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

52.5%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Decatur:

77.7%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Decatur, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 17$74,503$52,5900$0
Other Government Administration 6$33,679$67,3585$6,842
Judicial and Legal 13$62,032$57,2600$0
Police Protection - Officers 135$538,611$47,8770$0
Police - Other 10$31,704$38,04521$7,836
Firefighters 119$498,092$50,2280$0
Fire - Other 1$2,480$29,7600$0
Correction 11$30,250$33,0000$0
Streets and Highways 45$150,457$40,1220$0
Solid Waste Management 59$201,381$40,9590$0
Sewerage 37$173,201$56,1730$0
Parks and Recreation 74$249,203$40,41124$16,494
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9$40,541$54,0550$0
Water Supply 44$225,275$61,4390$0
Electric Power 60$301,653$60,3312$2,588
Gas Supply 25$116,264$55,8070$0
Other and Unallocable 27$105,090$46,7070$0
Totals for Government 692$2,834,416$49,15252$33,760

Decatur government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $70,827,000 ($1275.43)
    Gas Utilities: $26,574,000 ($478.53)
    Police Protection: $9,751,000 ($175.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,110,000 ($164.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,415,000 ($133.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,924,000 ($106.68)
    Water Utilities: $5,358,000 ($96.48)
    Sewerage: $4,929,000 ($88.76)
    Regular Highways: $3,504,000 ($63.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,879,000 ($33.84)
    General - Other: $1,774,000 ($31.95)
    Health - Other: $1,447,000 ($26.06)
    Financial Administration: $776,000 ($13.97)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $740,000 ($13.33)
    Central Staff Services: $702,000 ($12.64)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $681,000 ($12.26)
    General Public Buildings: $508,000 ($9.15)
    Libraries: $410,000 ($7.38)
    Correctional Institutions: $361,000 ($6.50)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $154,000 ($2.77)
    Public Welfare - Other: $62,000 ($1.12)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $257,000 ($4.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,148,000 ($74.70)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $611,000 ($11.00)
    Central Staff Services: $150,000 ($2.70)
    Health - Other: $150,000 ($2.70)
    Air Transportation: $30,000 ($0.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $2,379,000 ($42.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,935,000 ($34.84)
    Electric Utilities: $1,704,000 ($30.69)
    Water Utilities: $1,109,000 ($19.97)
    Gas Utilities: $358,000 ($6.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $300,000 ($5.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,804,000 ($554.71)
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,112,000 ($38.03)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($0.16)

Decatur government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,544,000 ($135.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,841,000 ($69.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,983,000 ($53.72)
    All Other: $2,658,000 ($47.86)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($0.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,620,000 ($47.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,116,000 ($38.10)
    Special Assessments: $1,675,000 ($30.16)
    Fines and Forfeits: $970,000 ($17.47)
    General Revenue, NEC: $881,000 ($15.86)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.04)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $74,375,000 ($1339.32)
    Gas Utilities: $28,524,000 ($513.65)
    Water Utilities: $7,661,000 ($137.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,326,000 ($23.88)
    Housing and Community Development: $862,000 ($15.52)
    Highways: $453,000 ($8.16)
    General Local Government Support: $428,000 ($7.71)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $23,867,000 ($429.79)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $4,377,000 ($78.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,612,000 ($47.04)
    Property: $2,334,000 ($42.03)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,911,000 ($34.41)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $828,000 ($14.91)
    Other License: $711,000 ($12.80)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $510,000 ($9.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $446,000 ($8.03)
    Motor Vehicle License: $173,000 ($3.12)

Decatur government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $136,105,000 ($2450.93)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $130,815,000 ($2355.67)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $113,515,000 ($2044.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,385,000 ($1861.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,130,000 ($182.42)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,290,000 ($95.26)

Decatur government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,161,000 ($20.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,709,000 ($967.17)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $131,624,000 ($2370.24)

5.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($454 average AGI)
Morgan County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Madison County, AL  0.85% ($37,187 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, AL  0.63% ($26,951)
from Cullman County, AL  0.38% ($32,564)


5.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($164 average AGI)
Morgan County:

0.04%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Madison County, AL  1.01% ($39,647 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, AL  0.55% ($29,708)
to Limestone County, AL  0.47% ($35,522)

Strongest AM radio stations in Decatur:

  • WAJF (1490 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, AL; Owner: WAJF, INC.)
  • WHOS (800 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYAM (890 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATIONS PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WWTM (1400 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, AL; Owner: R & B COMMUNICATIONS,INC)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQAH (1310 AM; 1 kW; PRICEVILLE, AL; Owner: ABERCROMBIE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WKAC (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: LIMESTONE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WEUP (1600 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WEUV (1700 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR & VIRGINIA CAPLES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Decatur:

  • W234AD (94.7 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WTAK-FM (106.1 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W263AF (100.5 FM; MOORESVILLE, AL; Owner: ARCHIE C. BOBO, PERSONAL REP. OF DORSEY E. NEWMAN ESTATE)
  • W232AO (94.3 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: PORTER L. BATTS)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WEUP-FM (103.1 FM; MOULTON, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATES, SR. AND VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWXQ (92.5 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WDRM (102.1 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W238AD (95.5 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • W287AD (105.3 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: JEFFREY S. CHUNN)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W222AK (92.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Decatur:

  • WYAM-LP (Channel 56; DECATUR, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATION PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WTZT-LP (Channel 11; ATHENS, AL; Owner: WTZT-LP TELEVISION STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W66DH (Channel 66; DECATUR, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMJN-LP (Channel 43; DECATUR, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W67CO (Channel 67; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Decatur fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 80Number of bridges
  • 1,253m4,111ftTotal length
  • $495,975,000Total costs
  • 1,089,848Total average daily traffic
  • 151,037Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 211960-1969
  • 191970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Decatur, AL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Decatur)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Decatur, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 289 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Decatur)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 59 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Decatur)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 9 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED237$115,429209$105,524769$135,40963$31,1421$577,040119$70,6433$26,383
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$67,7475$106,42255$116,9404$6,8530$02$109,2552$30,045
APPLICATIONS DENIED26$99,74248$84,274333$112,58337$29,0140$025$79,12011$35,170
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$117,46720$120,089219$121,9666$69,8170$015$69,2991$36,670
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$112,2114$86,81869$120,0256$58,9930$02$55,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 15 tracts in Decatur, AL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED33$147,79046$168,2731$111,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$147,44818$205,6682$82,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$200,0125$186,1640$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$163,6030$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$225,9901$152,8500$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Decatur and their reported violations in the past:

DECATUR (MUNICIPAL UTILITIES BOARD OF) (Population served: 77,100, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2014), St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2014)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 304
  • Hazardous Condition: 77
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Decatur

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Decatur, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Decatur, Alabama:

  • Country Inn & Suites, 807 Bank St, Decatur, Alabama 35601 , Phone: (256) 355-6800, Fax: (256) 350-0965
  • Economy Inn, 3424 Hwy 31 S, Decatur, Alabama 35603 , Phone: (256) 353-8194, Fax: (256) 340-9287
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 1101 6TH Ave Ne, Decatur, Alabama 35601 , Phone: (800) 553-3150, Fax: (256) 350-5262
  • Hampton Inn Decatur, 2041 Beltline Rd SW, Decatur, Alabama 35601 , Phone: (256) 355-5888, Fax: (256) 355-8434
  • La Quinta Inn - Decatur, 918 Beltline Rd SW, Decatur, Alabama 35601 , Phone: (256) 355-9977, Fax: (256) 353-4494
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 2212 Danville Rd SW, Decatur, Alabama 35601 , Phone: (256) 355-1999, Fax: (256) 350-2773
  • Super 8 Motel, 70 Marco Dr, Decatur, Alabama 35603 , Phone: (256) 355-2525
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 2226 Beltline Rd SW, Decatur, Alabama 35601 , Phone: (256) 301-9995, Fax: (256) 301-9742
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Decatur, Alabama
Most common first names in Decatur, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James56569.9 years
William41674.1 years
Mary39477.3 years
John34572.9 years
Robert23671.5 years
Charles17669.6 years
Willie15875.0 years
Annie14580.8 years
Thomas13671.3 years
George13076.3 years
Most common last names in Decatur, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith23376.5 years
Johnson19973.9 years
Jones14473.9 years
Terry12372.5 years
Brown11972.8 years
Davis10174.7 years
White9174.2 years
Williams9073.3 years
Hill8976.1 years
Taylor8674.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Decatur, AL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Marriott1
AMF Bowling1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AT&T2Maurices1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1McDonald's4
Ace Hardware1Microtel1
Advance Auto Parts2Motel 61
Aeropostale1Nike12
American Eagle Outfitters1Nissan1
Applebee's1Office Depot1
Arby's2Old Navy1
AutoZone2Panera Bread1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
Best Western1Payless1
Burger King3Penske2
CVS1Pier 1 Imports1
Catherines1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1Popeyes1
Chick-Fil-A1Publix Super Markets1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quiznos1
Church's Chicken1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Red Lobster1
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid2
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen2Rue211
Domino's Pizza2Ryan's Grill1
FedEx10SONIC Drive-In2
Finish Line1Sears2
Ford1Shoe Carnival1
GNC1Staples1
GameStop2Starbucks2
H&R Block2Steak 'n Shake1
Hardee's4Subway4
Hobby Lobby1Super 81
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile3
Home Depot1T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell2
Hyundai1Target1
IHOP1The Room Place1
JCPenney1Toyota1
KFC2U-Haul5
Kincaid1UPS12
Kmart1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger1Victoria's Secret1
La Quinta1Waffle House3
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens2
Lane Furniture3Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's3
Lowe's1

Decatur compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Decatur on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Born at sea (population 500+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Construction (population 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Retail trade (population 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation (population 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Utilities (population 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the largest decrease or smallest increase in household income from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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