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Population in 2012: 55,996 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.8%
 

Males: 27,220  (48.6%)
Females: 28,776  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  37.9 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35601, 35603, 35640, 35673.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,634 (it was $37,192 in 2000)
Decatur:

$41,634
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,253

Decatur city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $127,249 (it was $88,700 in 2000)
Decatur:

$127,249
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $143,632; Detached houses: $146,382; Townhouses or other attached units: $119,192; In 2-unit structures: $109,330; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $128,450; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $448,932; Mobile homes: $46,240

Median gross rent in 2012: $602.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 35601, 35603, 35671.

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  • White alone - 34,724 (62.4%)
  • Black alone - 12,038 (21.6%)
  • Hispanic - 6,870 (12.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1,019 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 529 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 387 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 97 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Decatur: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (12.2%), United States (11.0%), English (9.4%), German (9.4%), Scottish (2.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1821

Elevation: 562 feet

Land area: 53.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,048 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Decatur:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur city:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

4,898 residents are foreign born

This city:  8.8%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 45 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, Alabama as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Decatur to the number of sex offenders is 1,244 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $550 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $498 (0.4%)

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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

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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: +8,248 (+14.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,307 (58.2%)

Area code: 256

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Crime rates in Decatur by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 44112030432
per 100,000 7.47.41.81.83.60.05.40.07.05.43.6
Rapes 171120122528292817199
per 100,000 31.220.336.621.945.150.051.849.729.734.016.0
Robberies 105117137628010512378745680
per 100,000 193.0216.2250.9113.0144.4187.4219.9138.6129.5100.1142.5
Assaults 9189109125142118136117117119149
per 100,000 167.3164.5199.7227.8256.3210.6243.1207.9204.7212.7265.5
Burglaries 773780710742716830976743682815821
per 100,000 1420.81441.51300.51352.51292.31481.61744.71320.01193.31456.61462.8
Thefts 2,7063,0013,0263,0352,6302,5842,8892,3981,9201,1311,964
per 100,000 4973.65545.95542.75532.24746.84612.75164.44260.13359.42021.43499.3
Auto thefts 11417618521728321013193149163128
per 100,000 209.5325.3338.9395.5510.8374.9234.2165.2260.7291.3228.1
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13N/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A23.2N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 451.2482.9493.5453.2464.2461.6519.9403.4360.3320.1380.6

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 156 (133 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
Alabama average:

2.28

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Decatur, Alabama accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,567 (+7.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Decatur-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 281% 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 below Alabama state average. It is 85% 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 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 79.3 miles away from Decatur center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 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/medical centers in Decatur:

  • DCI DECATUR (Dialysis Facility, 1601 6TH AVENUE SOUTH EAST)
  • HOME DIALYSIS OF NORTH ALABAMA (Dialysis Facility, 1216 SOMMERVILLE ROAD, SE)
  • ALACARE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 1690 BELTLINE ROAD, SUITE B)
  • HGA HOMECARE OF DECATUR (Home Health Center, 2708 HIGHWAY 31 SOUTH, SUITE A)
  • MORGAN COUNTY HOME CARE AGENCY (Home Health Center, 201 GORDON DRIVE SE, SUITE 107)
  • DECATUR MORGAN HOSPITAL-DECATUR CAMPUS (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 1201 7TH STREET SE)
  • HOSPICE OF THE VALLEY, INC (Hospital, 216 JOHNSON STREET, SE P O BOX 2745)
  • PARKWAY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 1874 BELTLINE RD SW)
  • DECATUR HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 2326 MORGAN AVENUE SOUTHWEST)
  • RIVER CITY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1350 FOURTEENTH AVENUE SOUTHEAST)
  • WEST MORGAN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, RT 1 BOX 119)

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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..

Local government website: www.digitaldecatur,com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Decatur:

  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 6 miles; Tanner, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,995)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 22 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 5,084)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 28 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,473)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 38 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 3,575)
  • Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals (about 41 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,417)
  • University of North Alabama (about 43 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,338)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 55 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,544)

Public high schools in Decatur:

Private high schools in Decatur:

  • DECATUR HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 347; Location: 2014 SANDLIN RD SW; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 53; 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: 178; Location: 3910A SPRING AVE SW; Grades: PK - 8)
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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

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.4. This is about average.
City:

36.4
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.77. This is better than average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.77
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.5. This is about average. There were 56 monitors within city limits.
City:

26.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.0. This is significantly better than average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. There were 38 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.6
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.4

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

DECATUR (MUNICIPAL UTILITIES BOARD OF) (Population served: 77100, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-21-2002)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.3%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.0% for Black residents, 34.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.0% for other race residents, 31.5% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Decatur, AL

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 compared to Alabama state average:

Decatur, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Decatur, Alabama:

  • Country Inn & Suites, 807 Bank St, Decatur, AL 35601 , Phone: (256) 355-6800, Fax: (256) 350-0965
  • Economy Inn, 3424 Hwy 31 S, Decatur, AL 35603 , Phone: (256) 353-8194, Fax: (256) 340-9287
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 1101 6TH Ave Ne, Decatur, AL 35601 , Phone: (800) 553-3150, Fax: (256) 350-5262
  • Ramada Limited, 1317 Hwy 67 E, Decatur, AL 35603 , Phone: (256) 353-0333
  • Hampton Inn Decatur, 2041 Beltline Rd SW, Decatur, AL 35601 , Phone: (256) 355-5888, Fax: (256) 355-8434
  • La Quinta Inn - Decatur, 918 Beltline Rd SW, Decatur, AL 35601 , Phone: (256) 355-9977, Fax: (256) 353-4494
  • Knights Inn, 3429 Hwy 31 S, Decatur, AL 35603 , Phone: (256) 355-0190, Fax: (256) 340-1345
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Decatur, 2212 Danville Rd SW, Decatur, AL 35601 , Phone: (256) 355-1999, Fax: (256) 350-2773
  • 9 other hotels and motels
All 17 fire-safe hotels and motels in Decatur, Alabama

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Decatur travel time to work - commute


Decatur mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Utility gas (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.66%
Here58.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents56.4%15.5%6.8%4.3%3.1%
Congregations37.4%19.0%11.3%1.0%1.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.8%1.2%1.1%7.8%
Congregations2.1%4.1%1.0%1.0%21.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 20$80,311$48,1871$1,791
Other Government Administration 6$27,719$55,4380$0
Judicial and Legal 14$51,653$44,2741$1,860
Police Protection - Officers 127$479,180$45,2770$0
Police - Other 9$26,187$34,91619$7,047
Firefighters 107$422,201$47,3500$0
Fire - Other 2$4,798$28,7880$0
Correction 10$33,761$40,5130$0
Streets and Highways 47$143,806$36,7160$0
Health 5$16,463$39,5110$0
Solid Waste Management 51$159,738$37,5850$0
Sewerage 39$149,806$46,0941$1,180
Parks and Recreation 76$292,281$46,15029$15,082
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9$33,225$44,3000$0
Water Supply 47$182,372$46,5632$2,626
Electric Power 54$208,428$46,3172$4,565
Gas Supply 29$110,727$45,8181$1,180
Other and Unallocable 23$87,909$45,8660$0
Totals for Government 675$2,510,565$44,63256$35,331

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $70,827,000 ($1264.86)
    Gas Utilities: $26,574,000 ($474.57)
    Police Protection: $9,751,000 ($174.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,110,000 ($162.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,415,000 ($132.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,924,000 ($105.79)
    Water Utilities: $5,358,000 ($95.69)
    Sewerage: $4,929,000 ($88.02)
    Regular Highways: $3,504,000 ($62.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,879,000 ($33.56)
    General - Other: $1,774,000 ($31.68)
    Health - Other: $1,447,000 ($25.84)
    Financial Administration: $776,000 ($13.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $740,000 ($13.22)
    Central Staff Services: $702,000 ($12.54)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $681,000 ($12.16)
    General Public Buildings: $508,000 ($9.07)
    Libraries: $410,000 ($7.32)
    Correctional Institutions: $361,000 ($6.45)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $154,000 ($2.75)
    Public Welfare - Other: $62,000 ($1.11)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $257,000 ($4.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,148,000 ($74.08)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $611,000 ($10.91)
    Central Staff Services: $150,000 ($2.68)
    Health - Other: $150,000 ($2.68)
    Air Transportation: $30,000 ($0.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $2,379,000 ($42.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,935,000 ($34.56)
    Electric Utilities: $1,704,000 ($30.43)
    Water Utilities: $1,109,000 ($19.80)
    Gas Utilities: $358,000 ($6.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $300,000 ($5.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,804,000 ($550.11)
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,112,000 ($37.72)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($0.16)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,544,000 ($134.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,841,000 ($68.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,983,000 ($53.27)
    All Other: $2,658,000 ($47.47)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($0.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,620,000 ($46.79)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,116,000 ($37.79)
    Special Assessments: $1,675,000 ($29.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $970,000 ($17.32)
    General Revenue, NEC: $881,000 ($15.73)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.04)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $74,375,000 ($1328.22)
    Gas Utilities: $28,524,000 ($509.39)
    Water Utilities: $7,661,000 ($136.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,326,000 ($23.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $862,000 ($15.39)
    Highways: $453,000 ($8.09)
    General Local Government Support: $428,000 ($7.64)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $23,867,000 ($426.23)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $4,377,000 ($78.17)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,612,000 ($46.65)
    Property: $2,334,000 ($41.68)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,911,000 ($34.13)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $828,000 ($14.79)
    Other License: $711,000 ($12.70)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $510,000 ($9.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $446,000 ($7.96)
    Motor Vehicle License: $173,000 ($3.09)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $136,105,000 ($2430.62)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $130,815,000 ($2336.15)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $113,515,000 ($2027.20)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,385,000 ($1846.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,130,000 ($180.91)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,290,000 ($94.47)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,161,000 ($20.73)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,709,000 ($959.16)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $131,624,000 ($2350.60)

6.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Alabama average:

6.81%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($398 average AGI)
Morgan County:

0.07%
Alabama average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Madison County, AL  0.81% ($36,948 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, AL  0.74% ($27,656)
from Cullman County, AL  0.43% ($27,850)


5.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
Alabama average:

6.16%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($246 average AGI)
Morgan County:

0.05%
Alabama average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Madison County, AL  0.94% ($41,316 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, AL  0.53% ($32,432)
to Limestone County, AL  0.42% ($43,101)

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 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 58
Total length: 523 meters (1,716ft)
Total costs: $178,519,000
Total average daily traffic: 803,395
Total average daily truck traffic: 108,763

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 19
  • 1970-1979: 13
  • 1980-1989: 8
  • 1990-1999: 8
  • 2000-2009: 3
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: 81 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Decatur, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 62 (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: 34 (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: 271 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Decatur)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 71 (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

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

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
Businesses in Decatur, AL
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Maurices1
AT&T2McDonald's4
Ace Hardware1Microtel1
Aeropostale1Motel 61
American Eagle Outfitters1Nike12
Applebee's1Office Depot1
Arby's2Old Navy1
AutoZone2Panera Bread1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
Best Western1Payless1
Burger King3Penske2
CVS1Pier 1 Imports1
Catherines1Pizza Hut2
Chick-Fil-A1Popeyes1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Publix Super Markets1
Church's Chicken1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster1
Curves1Rite Aid2
Dairy Queen2Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
FedEx10Ryan's Grill1
Finish Line1SONIC Drive-In2
GNC1Sears2
GameStop2Shoe Carnival1
H&R Block2Staples1
Hardee's4Starbucks2
Hobby Lobby1Steak 'n Shake1
Holiday Inn1Subway4
Home Depot1Super 81
IHOP1T-Mobile3
JCPenney1T.J.Maxx1
KFC2Taco Bell2
Kincaid1Target1
Kmart1The Room Place1
Kroger1U-Haul5
La Quinta1UPS12
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture3Victoria's Secret1
Little Caesars Pizza1Waffle House3
Lowe's1Walgreens2
Marriott1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's3
Browse common businesses in Decatur, AL


Decatur on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Florists (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Chemicals (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident in 2004 in $ (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation (population 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $ (population 50,000+)"
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