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Decatur, AL (Alabama) Houses and Residents

Decatur,AL index of house prices

Total population: 55,532 (Urban population: 49,281, Rural population: 4,672 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 24,002 (21,848 occupied: 13,945 owner occupied, 8,623 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

38%
State:

32%

Housing density: 449 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $100,733.

Median contract rent in 2015: $357 (lower quartile is $283, upper quartile is $430)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $780


Median gross rent in Decatur, AL in 2015: $429

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: $65,181

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $49,590

Median monthly housing costs: $663


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Decatur, Alabama Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $132,748 (it was $88,700 in 2000)
Decatur:

$132,748
Alabama:

$134,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,557 - $200,422

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $162,419
Here:

$162,419
State:

$189,058

Townhouses or other attached units: $111,915
Here:

$111,915
State:

$173,290

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $96,454
Here:

$96,454
State:

$154,413

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $84,837
Here:

$84,837
State:

$211,744

Mobile homes: $20,349
Here:

$20,349
State:

$57,629
Median year house/condo built: 1977

Median year apartment built: 1975

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

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Decatur, Alabama:

  • 11no bedroom
  • 1751 bedroom
  • 2,0802 bedrooms
  • 8,4713 bedrooms
  • 2,8484 bedrooms
  • 4045+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur, Alabama:

  • 342no bedroom
  • 2,1981 bedroom
  • 3,4522 bedrooms
  • 1,5833 bedrooms
  • 2494 bedrooms
  • 355+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 359no vehicle
  • 3,5541 vehicle
  • 6,2762 vehicles
  • 2,8823 vehicles
  • 7104 vehicles
  • 2085+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population

Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,351no vehicle
  • 4,1331 vehicle
  • 1,9282 vehicles
  • 3393 vehicles
  • 714 vehicles
  • 375+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur, Alabama:

  • 51 room
  • 342 rooms
  • 2333 rooms
  • 7454 rooms
  • 2,8775 rooms
  • 4,1656 rooms
  • 2,6627 rooms
  • 1,6798 rooms
  • 1,5899+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur, Alabama:

  • 3041 room
  • 5772 rooms
  • 1,7463 rooms
  • 2,4994 rooms
  • 1,4055 rooms
  • 8226 rooms
  • 3287 rooms
  • 1178 rooms
  • 619+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Decatur, AL household income distribution

  • Decatur, AL household income distribution
  • 2,699Less than $10,000
  • 1,677$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,435$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,610$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,530$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,399$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,159$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,084$40,000 to $44,999
  • 959$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,036$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,192$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,979$75,000 to $99,999
  • 996$100,000 to $124,999
  • 417$125,000 to $149,999
  • 317$150,000 to $199,999
  • 323$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Decatur, AL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Decatur, AL
  • 49Less than $10,000
  • 76$10,000 to $14,999
  • 132$15,000 to $19,999
  • 37$20,000 to $24,999
  • 12$25,000 to $29,999
  • 379$30,000 to $34,999
  • 36$35,000 to $39,999
  • 176$40,000 to $49,999
  • 425$50,000 to $59,999
  • 562$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,122$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,196$80,000 to $89,999
  • 809$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,531$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,816$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,274$150,000 to $174,999
  • 908$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,313$200,000 to $249,999
  • 832$250,000 to $299,999
  • 775$300,000 to $399,999
  • 314$400,000 to $499,999
  • 192$500,000 to $749,999
  • 7$750,000 to $999,999
  • 78$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 11$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 8$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Decatur, AL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Decatur, AL
  • 142Less than $100
  • 146$100 to $149
  • 34$150 to $199
  • 275$200 to $249
  • 319$250 to $299
  • 599$300 to $349
  • 558$350 to $399
  • 1,598$400 to $449
  • 1,467$450 to $499
  • 785$500 to $549
  • 569$550 to $599
  • 415$600 to $649
  • 404$650 to $699
  • 178$700 to $749
  • 108$750 to $799
  • 287$800 to $899
  • 31$900 to $999
  • 17$1,000 to $1,249
  • 35$1,250 to $1,499
  • 179$1,500 to $1,999
  • 70$2,000 to $2,499
  • 9$2,500 to $2,999
  • 422No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,0481995 to March 2000
  • 5751990 to 1994
  • 3011985 to 1989
  • 1261980 to 1984
  • 1841975 to 1979
  • 551970 to 1974
  • 311965 to 1969
  • 97Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population
Decatur commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 797
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,537
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5,587
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5,234
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2,881
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 919
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,976
  • 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, 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 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%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 14,422
 United States or American: 8,668
 English: 4,183
 Irish: 4,094
 German: 3,145
 Scotch-Irish: 1,324
 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 (%):

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

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

  • This state: 36,498
  • Northeast: 1,319
  • Midwest: 3,885
  • South: 8,201
  • West: 1,354

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 by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.5%Males
  • 14.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 19.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 13.1%Males
  • 5.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.7%Males
  • 5.1%Females
Decatur marital status for males
Decatur marital status for females

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: $29,987

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:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 51.9%Electricity
  • 45.2%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 74.6%Electricity
  • 21.8%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used

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 (Noninstitutionalized)