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Decatur, Alabama (AL) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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17.5% of Decatur, AL residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 11.9% greater than the poverty level of 15.5% across the entire state of Alabama. Taking into account residents not living in families, 17.5% of high school graduates and 46.3% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 17.6% among disabled males and 24.0% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 73.7%. For comparison, it was 29.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Decatur, AL

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Decatur:

17.5%
Whole state:

15.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Decatur:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.9%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Decatur:

17.6%
Alabama:

18.3%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 19.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Decatur:

31.3%
Alabama:

32.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Decatur:

24.0%
Alabama:

25.0%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 19.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Decatur:

31.7%
Alabama:

33.1%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

73.7%
Residents above poverty level:

29.7%

Poverty by age in Decatur, AL

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Decatur
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Decatur,AL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.5%Under 5 years
  • 19.9%5 years
  • 25.3%6 to 11 years
  • 14.8%12 to 14 years
  • 11.7%15 years
  • 13.6%16 and 17 years
  • 18.1%18 to 24 years
  • 8.2%25 to 34 years
  • 10.1%35 to 44 years
  • 9.6%45 to 54 years
  • 16.2%55 to 64 years
  • 4.7%65 to 74 years
  • 5.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Decatur
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Decatur,AL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 38.4%Under 5 years
  • 7.6%5 years
  • 22.1%6 to 11 years
  • 21.7%12 to 14 years
  • 20.4%15 years
  • 23.1%16 and 17 years
  • 24.6%18 to 24 years
  • 22.5%25 to 34 years
  • 20.0%35 to 44 years
  • 14.6%45 to 54 years
  • 15.1%55 to 64 years
  • 18.0%65 to 74 years
  • 5.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Decatur, AL
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Decatur,AL (% below half of poverty level)
  • 13.3%Under 5 years
  • 13.6%5 years
  • 9.0%6 to 11 years
  • 5.2%12 to 14 years
  • 0.7%15 years
  • 7.1%16 and 17 years
  • 11.9%18 to 24 years
  • 7.3%25 to 34 years
  • 4.0%35 to 44 years
  • 3.3%45 to 54 years
  • 3.9%55 to 64 years
  • 2.7%65 to 74 years
  • 3.5%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Decatur, AL

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Decatur, AL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Decatur, AL (%)
  • 9.9%White
  • 29.7%Black
  • 0.0%American Indian
  • 7.9%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 33.5%Other race
  • 13.6%2+ races
  • 21.6%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Decatur, AL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Decatur, AL (absolute numbers)
  • 3,181White
  • 3,582Black
  • 0American Indian
  • 17Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 1,281Other race
  • 2002+ races
  • 1,663Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 16.4%Below poverty level
  • 83.6%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 21.3%Below poverty level
  • 78.7%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Decatur, AL

Children below poverty level:
Decatur, Alabama:

23.8%
State:

21.1%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Decatur:

17.5%
Alabama:

23.4%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Decatur:

46.3%
Alabama:

46.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 30.1%Married-couple family
  • 7.6%Male, no wife present
  • 62.3%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Decatur not in families by work experience
  • 4.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 29.2%Worked part-time
  • 66.8%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.7%Both worked full-time
  • 3.6%One full-time, other part-time
  • 34.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 9.5%Both worked part-time
  • 22.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 28.7%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 3.5%1995 to 1998
  • 4.5%1990 to 1994
  • 13.1%1980 to 1989
  • 14.6%1970 to 1979
  • 20.8%1960 to 1969
  • 17.6%1950 to 1959
  • 10.2%1940 to 1949
  • 15.7%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.5%1999 to 2000
  • 7.2%1995 to 1998
  • 13.5%1990 to 1994
  • 15.3%1980 to 1989
  • 19.8%1970 to 1979
  • 21.0%1960 to 1969
  • 11.9%1950 to 1959
  • 4.3%1940 to 1949
  • 5.4%1939 or earlier
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