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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: 24,835 (21,628 occupied: 14,083 owner occupied, 6,895 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

33%
State:

32%

Housing density: 465 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $160,441.

Median contract rent in 2016: $357 (lower quartile is $283, upper quartile is $430)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $575


Median gross rent in Decatur, AL in 2016: $429

Housing units in Decatur with a mortgage: 8,915 (359 second mortgage, 1,109 home equity loan, 67 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,197

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $60,189

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $42,418

Median monthly housing costs: $677


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Decatur, Alabama Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $125,675 (it was $88,700 in 2000)
Decatur:

$125,675
Alabama:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,707 - $193,624

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $165,052
Here:

$165,052
State:

$193,465

Townhouses or other attached units: $125,024
Here:

$125,024
State:

$157,531

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $82,220
Here:

$82,220
State:

$131,625

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $139,322
Here:

$139,322
State:

$223,470

Mobile homes: $18,817
Here:

$18,817
State:

$55,650
Median year house/condo built: 1976

Median year apartment built: 1977

Household type by relationship:

Households: 55,167
  • In family households: 44,718 (7,492 male householders, 5,601 female householders)
    9,306 spouses, 17,136 children (16,051 natural, 335 adopted, 739 stepchildren), 1,177 grandchildren, 1,039 brothers or sisters, 842 parents, 1,542 other relatives, 532 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,508 (3,858 male householders (3,458 living alone)), 4,709 female householders (4,645 living alone)), 850 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 957

Size of family households: 6,722 2-persons, 3,003 3-persons, 1,918 4-persons, 1,318 5-persons, 158 6-persons, 45 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,151 1-person, 345 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 41 4-persons.

6,888 married couples with children.
3,706 single-parent households (1,151 men, 2,555 women).

88.2% of residents of Decatur speak English at home.
10.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (11% speak English very well, 89% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (55% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 3,582 (6.5%)
(21.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

4.7

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 17no bedroom
  • 571 bedroom
  • 2,3722 bedrooms
  • 7,3393 bedrooms
  • 3,6624 bedrooms
  • 7225+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur, Alabama:

  • 763no bedroom
  • 1,4621 bedroom
  • 2,3612 bedrooms
  • 2,1583 bedrooms
  • 2824 bedrooms
  • 345+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 196no vehicle
  • 3,8731 vehicle
  • 6,3272 vehicles
  • 2,4483 vehicles
  • 8644 vehicles
  • 3015+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population

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

  • 616no vehicle
  • 2,7061 vehicle
  • 2,9842 vehicles
  • 4803 vehicles
  • 1294 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur, Alabama:

  • 171 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 233 rooms
  • 6624 rooms
  • 2,5395 rooms
  • 4,0006 rooms
  • 2,2487 rooms
  • 2,1528 rooms
  • 2,5069+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur, Alabama:

  • 7301 room
  • 1242 rooms
  • 5063 rooms
  • 2,1884 rooms
  • 1,9205 rooms
  • 8696 rooms
  • 2017 rooms
  • 1228 rooms
  • 1539+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

  • Decatur, AL household income distribution

  • Decatur, AL household income distribution
  • 2,236Less than $10,000
  • 1,659$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,711$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,168$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,877$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,339$30,000 to $34,999
  • 991$35,000 to $39,999
  • 740$40,000 to $44,999
  • 536$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,625$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,089$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,590$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,390$100,000 to $124,999
  • 670$125,000 to $149,999
  • 646$150,000 to $199,999
  • 382$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Decatur, AL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Decatur, AL
  • 30Less than $10,000
  • 72$10,000 to $14,999
  • 152$15,000 to $19,999
  • 56$20,000 to $24,999
  • 142$30,000 to $34,999
  • 71$35,000 to $39,999
  • 271$40,000 to $49,999
  • 634$50,000 to $59,999
  • 835$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,253$70,000 to $79,999
  • 948$80,000 to $89,999
  • 732$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,826$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,585$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,465$150,000 to $174,999
  • 615$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,357$200,000 to $249,999
  • 645$250,000 to $299,999
  • 965$300,000 to $399,999
  • 99$400,000 to $499,999
  • 223$500,000 to $749,999
  • 32$750,000 to $999,999
  • 46$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 2016 in Decatur, AL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Decatur, AL
  • 194Less than $100
  • 95$100 to $149
  • 139$150 to $199
  • 383$200 to $249
  • 201$250 to $299
  • 357$300 to $349
  • 334$350 to $399
  • 972$400 to $449
  • 1,007$450 to $499
  • 692$500 to $549
  • 582$550 to $599
  • 176$600 to $649
  • 78$650 to $699
  • 324$700 to $749
  • 429$750 to $799
  • 263$800 to $899
  • 55$900 to $999
  • 264$1,000 to $1,249
  • 33$1,250 to $1,499
  • 33$1,500 to $1,999
  • 59$2,000 to $2,499
  • 8$2,500 to $2,999
  • 399No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 8182010 or later
  • 1,3442000 to 2009
  • 8371990 to 1999
  • 4271980 to 1989
  • 2391970 to 1979
  • 128Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Decatur population
Decatur commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 888
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,121
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5,892
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 3,973
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2,583
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 443
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2,227
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 546
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 593
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,563
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 527
  • 90 or more minutes: 352
Decatur, AL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 75.4%
Number of people working at home: 422 (1.8% of all workers)

Decatur mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 28,844 (90%)
  • Carpooled: 2,337 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 106 (0%)
  • Taxi: 94 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (0%)
  • Walked: 74 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 422 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 6,175
 English: 2,121
 Irish: 2,099
 German: 966
 Scotch-Irish: 558
 European: 390
 Scottish: 316
 Italian: 300
 Jamaican: 272
 French (except Basque): 251
 Norwegian: 185
 Polish: 176
 Welsh: 165
 African: 110
 Russian: 109
 British: 104
 Iranian: 77
 Eastern European: 64
 Haitian: 61
 Lithuanian: 51
 Hungarian: 50
 Northern European: 48
 Canadian: 46
 French Canadian: 38
 Dutch: 36
 Czech: 30
 Romanian: 24
 Swedish: 23
 Belgian: 17
 Danish: 16
 Scandinavian: 15
 Slovak: 15
 Greek: 13
 Lebanese: 12
 Latvian: 9
 Ukrainian: 8
 Swiss: 5
 New Zealander: 5
 West Indian: 5

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

  • 65%Mexico
  • 11%Guatemala
  • 3%India
  • 2%Haiti
  • 1%Jamaica
  • 1%England
  • 1%Iran

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

  • This state: 36,525
  • Other state: 13,957
  • Northeast: 1,140
  • Midwest: 4,477
  • South: 6,678
  • West: 1,559

83% of Decatur residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Alabama.

Decatur:

82.9%
State average:

86.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 264
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 183
  • 5th and 6th grade: 668
  • 7th and 8th grade: 578
  • 9th grade: 384
  • 10th grade: 463
  • 11th grade: 553
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 219
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,422
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,159
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,727
  • Associate degree: 1,317
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,984
  • Master's degree: 942
  • Professional school degree: 179
  • Doctorate degree: 13

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 498
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 124
  • 5th and 6th grade: 203
  • 7th and 8th grade: 521
  • 9th grade: 491
  • 10th grade: 866
  • 11th grade: 382
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 285
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,591
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,765
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,532
  • Associate degree: 2,397
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,112
  • Master's degree: 1,413
  • Professional school degree: 96
  • Doctorate degree: 33

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.0%Males
  • 2.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 6.6%Males
  • 12.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 5.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 41.8%Males
  • 11.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • 17.7%Females
Decatur marital status for males
Decatur marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,067
  • One, attached: 1,082
  • Two: 456
  • 3 or 4: 852
  • 5 to 9: 2,192
  • 10 to 19: 1,050
  • 20 to 49: 406
  • 50 or more: 633
  • Mobile homes: 237

Median worth of mobile homes: $36,295

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 3.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Decatur:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Decatur
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (62.3%)
  • Utility gas (37.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Electricity (79.5%)
  • Utility gas (20.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 335
Here:

5.9%
Alabama:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 298
Here:

10.9%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 489
Here:

23.3%
Alabama:

14.3%

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)