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Total population: 56,459 (Urban population: 51,570, Rural population: 4,889 (all nonfarm))

Decatur,AL index of house prices


Houses: 24,002 (21,848 occupied: 13,989 owner occupied, 7,859 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

36%

Housing density: 449 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $144,525.


Median contract rent in 2009: $428 (lower quartile is $349, upper quartile is $516)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $400


Median gross rent in Decatur, AL in 2009: $544


Housing units in Decatur with a mortgage: 8,961 (1,035 second mortgage, 1,053 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,414


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $67,989


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $37,088


Median monthly housing costs: $628





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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $120,969 (it was $88,700 in 2000)
Decatur:

$120,969
Alabama:

$119,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,994 - $188,940

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $172,180
Here:

$172,180
State:

$173,288

Townhouses or other attached units: $158,828
Here:

$158,828
State:

$141,507

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $88,572
Here:

$88,572
State:

$173,224

Mobile homes: $30,779
Here:

$30,779
State:

$39,336

Household type by relationship:

Households: 53,033
  • In family households: 45,380 (10,698 male householders, 4,205 female householders)
    11,275 spouses, 16,280 children (14,773 natural, 405 adopted, 1,102 stepchildren), 897 grandchildren, 424 brothers or sisters, 307 parents, 577 other relatives, 717 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,653 (2,996 male householders (2,576 living alone)), 3,913 female householders (3,710 living alone)), 744 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 920 (551 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,712 2-persons, 3,620 3-persons, 2,825 4-persons, 1,137 5-persons, 475 6-persons, 134 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,286 1-person, 552 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 17 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

8,699 married couples with children.
3,748 single-parent households (554 men, 3,194 women).

94.0% of residents of Decatur speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (26% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 33% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (33% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 48% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 2,417 (4.5%)
(37.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.3

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Decatur, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 233
  • 4 rooms: 745
  • 5 rooms: 2,877
  • 6 rooms: 4,165
  • 7 rooms: 2,662
  • 8 rooms: 1,679
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,589
  • 1 room: 304
  • 2 rooms: 577
  • 3 rooms: 1,746
  • 4 rooms: 2,499
  • 5 rooms: 1,405
  • 6 rooms: 822
  • 7 rooms: 328
  • 8 rooms: 117
  • 9 or more rooms: 61
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Decatur, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 175
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,080
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,471
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,848
  • 5+ bedrooms: 404
  • no bedroom: 342
  • 1 bedroom: 2,198
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,452
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,583
  • 4 bedrooms: 249
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35
Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 359
  • 1 vehicle: 3,554
  • 2 vehicles: 6,276
  • 3 vehicles: 2,882
  • 4 vehicles: 710
  • 5+ vehicles: 208
  • no vehicle: 1,351
  • 1 vehicle: 4,133
  • 2 vehicles: 1,928
  • 3 vehicles: 339
  • 4 vehicles: 71
  • 5+ vehicles: 37

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 555
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,426
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,015
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,925
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,413
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,404
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,731
  • 1940 to 1949: 875
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,500

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Decatur, AL house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Decatur, AL:

  • Less than $10,000: 60
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 30
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 33
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 34
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 35
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 38
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 52
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 240
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 254
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 369
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 489
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 757
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 994
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 2717
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 2102
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 1338
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 1127
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 1594
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 999
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 830
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 180
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 269
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 36
  • $1,000,000 or more: 66
 


Decatur rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Decatur:

  • Less than $100: 73 people
  • $100 to $149: 60
  • $150 to $199: 169
  • $200 to $249: 242
  • $250 to $299: 310
  • $300 to $349: 165
  • $350 to $399: 346
  • $400 to $449: 702
  • $450 to $499: 1,035
  • $500 to $549: 946
  • $550 to $599: 782
  • $600 to $649: 525
  • $650 to $699: 511
  • $700 to $749: 258
  • $750 to $799: 372
  • $800 to $899: 607
  • $900 to $999: 211
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 346
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 123
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 72
  • $2,000 or more: 27
  • No cash rent: 482
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,048
  • 1990 to 1994: 575
  • 1985 to 1989: 301
  • 1980 to 1984: 126
  • 1975 to 1979: 184
  • 1970 to 1974: 55
  • 1970 to 1974: 31
  • 1965 to 1969: 97


Decatur, AL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 78.5%
Number of people working at home: 394 (1.6% of all workers)


Decatur commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 797
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3537
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5587
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5234
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2881
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 919
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1976
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 540
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 457
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 901
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 297
  • 90 or more minutes: 409
 


Decatur mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 20,601 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 2,407 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0%)
  • Taxi: 10 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 44 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 27 (0%)
  • Walked: 265 (1%)
  • Other means: 147 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 394 (2%)
 


Decatur, AL household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 2699
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 1677
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 1435
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 1610
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 1530
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 1399
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 1159
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 1084
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 959
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 2036
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 2192
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 1979
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 996
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 417
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 317
  • $200,000 or more: 323
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 14422
 United States or American: 8668
 English: 4183
 Irish: 4094
 German: 3145
 Scotch-Irish: 1324
 Scottish: 659
 French (except Basque): 568
 Italian: 535
 European: 440
 African: 279
 Subsaharan African:: 279
 Polish: 269
 Dutch: 264
 Welsh: 214
 British: 157
 Norwegian: 90
 Arab:: 88
 Swedish: 83
 French Canadian: 73
 Lebanese: 65
 Greek: 49
 Lithuanian: 48
 Swiss: 44
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 37
 Russian: 34
 Danish: 31
 Iranian: 31
 Brazilian: 28
 Austrian: 27
 Palestinian: 23
 Albanian: 22
 Hungarian: 22
 Slavic: 20
 Slovak: 18
 Czechoslovakian: 17
 Celtic: 17
 Belgian: 16
 Canadian: 15
 Dutch West Indian: 14
 Czech: 13
 Jamaican: 13
 Icelander: 12
 Romanian: 12
 Guyanese: 12
 Scandinavian: 10
 Other West Indian: 10
 Macedonian: 8
 Ukrainian: 7
 Finnish: 6
 Australian: 6
 Portuguese: 6
 Luxemburger: 6
 Acadian/Cajun: 3


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • Mexico (65%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Japan (5%)
  • India (3%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Cuba (2%)
  • Germany (1%)


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 36498
  • Northeast: 1319
  • Midwest: 3885
  • South: 8201
  • West: 1354

52% of Decatur residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Alabama.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 403
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 184
  • 5th and 6th grade: 211
  • 7th and 8th grade: 546
  • 9th grade: 501
  • 10th grade: 431
  • 11th grade: 498
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 537
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,984
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,012
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,595
  • Associate degree: 920
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,229
  • Master's degree: 914
  • Professional school degree: 340
  • Doctorate degree: 139

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 171
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 145
  • 5th and 6th grade: 260
  • 7th and 8th grade: 566
  • 9th grade: 525
  • 10th grade: 801
  • 11th grade: 499
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 808
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,521
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,676
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,052
  • Associate degree: 1,180
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,539
  • Master's degree: 1,037
  • Professional school degree: 143
  • Doctorate degree: 60

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 4.0%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 4.6%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 9.5%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 14.3%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 19.4%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 7.3%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 13.1%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 5.3%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 2.8%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 6.7%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 5.1%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $51,227
  • Black householders: $26,514
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $78,571
  • Asian householders: $56,847
  • Some other race householders: $27,327
  • Two or more races householders: $25,058
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $24,629
Decatur household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Decatur household income for Black householders
Decatur household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Decatur household income for Asian householders
Decatur household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Decatur household income for Some other race householders
Decatur household income for Two or more races householders
Decatur household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Decatur marital status for males
Decatur marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $128,606
  • Black or African American householders: $84,419
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $130,243
  • Asian householders: $219,845
  • Some other race householders: $87,010
  • Two or more races householders: $117,696
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $81,146

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,915
  • One, attached: 1,451
  • Two: 644
  • 3 or 4: 1,747
  • 5 to 9: 1,626
  • 10 to 19: 649
  • 20 to 49: 396
  • 50 or more: 1,231
  • Mobile homes: 312
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 31

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Decatur:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Decatur
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (51.9%)
  • Utility gas (45.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Electricity (74.6%)
  • Utility gas (21.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 465
Here:

7.2%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 261
Here:

9.3%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 188
Here:

10.1%
Alabama:

14.1%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


 

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