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Decatur County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2019: 27,229 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 28,240 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,015
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,834
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,525
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,541 (it was 2,855 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

34%

Land area: 597 sq. mi.

Water area: 26.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Decatur County: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.0%), Retail trade (12.7%), Manufacturing (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Decatur County, GA (2019)
    • 13,43649.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 11,58042.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,7056.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2721.0%Some other race alone
    • 1100.4%Two or more races
    • 700.3%Asian alone
    • 300.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

38.3 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years
Males: 13,096  (48.1%)
Females: 14,133  (51.9%)
Average household size:
Decatur County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,798 ($28,820 in 1999)
This county:

$43,798
Georgia:

$61,980

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $547 (lower quartile is $429, upper quartile is $681)
This county:

$547
State:

$857


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $127,598 (it was $61,800 in 2000)
Decatur:

$127,598
Georgia:

$202,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,201 - $204,029

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $188,125
Here:

$188,125
State:

$274,276

Townhouses or other attached units: $159,064
Here:

$159,064
State:

$266,514

Mobile homes: $47,461
Here:

$47,461
State:

$74,102

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,973
Here:

$17,973
State:

$39,381

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,101
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $368

Institutionalized population: 1,006

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 76
  • Thefts: 181
  • Auto thefts: 20

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 30
  • Burglaries: 84
  • Thefts: 214
  • Auto thefts: 18
Decatur County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 100 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 1998: 106 buildings, average cost: $79,000
  • 1999: 85 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 2000: 84 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2001: 79 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 2002: 78 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 2003: 99 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2004: 243 buildings, average cost: $42,000
  • 2005: 294 buildings, average cost: $44,900
  • 2006: 126 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2007: 137 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2008: 89 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2009: 35 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2010: 86 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2011: 27 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2013: 24 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2014: 32 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2015: 24 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2018: 22 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2019: 44 buildings, average cost: $172,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Decatur, GA residents
Average permit cost in Decatur, GA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,499 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $963 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Decatur, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Decatur, GA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Decatur, GA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.5%
Decatur County:

21.5%
Georgia:

13.3%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Black residents, 38.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.5% for other race residents, 17.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.3 years old
(Males: 36.8 years old, Females: 40.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.3 years old, Black residents: 34.7 years old, American Indian residents: 44.7 years old, Asian residents: 42.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.4 years old, Other race residents: 23.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Decatur County is $394 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $519 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $621 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bainbridge, Faceville, Attapulgus, Climax, Brinson.

Decatur County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Decatur County: Princes Still (A), Peoples Still (B), Moncriefs Store (C), Grady County Volunteer Fire Department Beachton Station (D), Grady County Volunteer Fire Department Pine Park Station (E), Grady County Volunteer Fire Department Pine Level Station (F), Grady County Volunteer Fire Department Reno Station (G), Grady County Volunteer Fire Department Spence Station (H), Grady County Volunteer Fire Department Midway Station (I), Turkey Creek Community Center (J), County Line Volunteer Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Decatur County include: New Hope Church (A), Allen Chapel (B), Beth Page Church (C), Bethel Church (D), Bryant Church (E), Cedar Spring Church (F), El Bethel Church (G), New Jerusalem Church (H), New Ochlocknee Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Banks Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2), Bold Springs Cemetery (3), Capel Cemetery (4), Centennial Cemetery (5), Elkins Cemetery (6), Harrison Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Cypress Pond (A), Pritchard Pond (B), Mitchell Pond (C), Spence Millpond (D), Nixon Lake (E), Ward Lake (F), Ezell Lake (G), Lake Wight North (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Branch Barnetts Creek (A), Walton Creek (B), Turkey Creek (C), Tired Creek (D), Jack Hall Branch (E), Spence Mill Creek (F), Sapp Creek (G), Hadley Creek (H), Rice Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brooks County , St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana , Crockett County, Texas , Glynn County , Sutton County, Texas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.4%
Georgia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year in Decatur, GA
County total employment by year in Decatur, GA
County average yearly wages by year in Decatur, GA

Current college students: 1,019
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 745 (29.5% naturalized citizens)

Decatur County:

2.7%
Whole state:

10.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1782010 or later
  • 1222000 to 2009
  • 3601990 to 1999
  • 1161980 to 1989
  • 561970 to 1979
  • 26Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.9%

Decatur County marital status for males Decatur County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,275
  • One, attached: 47
  • Two: 652
  • 3 or 4: 516
  • 5 to 9: 173
  • 10 to 19: 106
  • 20 to 49: 57
  • 50 or more: 72
  • Mobile homes: 2,463
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 63

Housing units in Decatur County with a mortgage: 3,085 (63 second mortgage, 101 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,968

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Decatur County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,57954
Black Protestant2,61017
Mainline Protestant2,17713
Catholic6991
Other2833
None10,494-
Decatur County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Decatur County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Decatur County:

11.22 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Decatur County:

11.8%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

32.1%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Decatur County:

Average size of farms: 405 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $253,809
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1139.00
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.77%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.68%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $153,027
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.48%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.12%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $104,955
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.71
Corn for grain: 5478 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3781 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 30992 harvested acres
Vegetables: 20,601 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 845 acres

Tornado activity:

Decatur County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 3085793.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 fatalities and 35 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/13/2000, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 15 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Decatur County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.0 miles away from Decatur County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 239.8 miles away from the county 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 234.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 257.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 257.2 miles away from Decatur County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 294.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4501, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Georgia Hurricane Michael, Incident Period: October 9, 2018 - October 23, 2018, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4400-GA: October 14, 2018, FEMA Id: 4400, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 13, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4259: February 26, 2016, FEMA Id: 4259, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to April 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1833: April 23, 2009, FEMA Id: 1833, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1560: September 24, 2004, FEMA Id: 1560, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Georgia Tornadoes, Incident Period: February 14, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1315: February 15, 2000, FEMA Id: 1315, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Heavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flooding, High Winds, Incident Period: October 01, 1994 to November 16, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1042: October 19, 1994, FEMA Id: 1042, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • Georgia Tornadoes, Flooding, Heavy Rain, Tropical Storm Alberto, Incident Period: July 03, 1994 to July 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1033: July 07, 1994, FEMA Id: 1033, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Tornado, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Decatur

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,523 (78.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,379 (14.4%)
  • Bus: 63 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 274 (2.9%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 47 (0.5%)
  • Worked at home: 206 (2.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Material moving occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (68%)
  • Argentina (8%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Taiwan (2%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • India (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Decatur County


  • American (7%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • German (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Decatur County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 207 people in nursing homes
  • 199 people in state prisons
  • 127 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 67 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 34 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 10 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Decatur County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 430 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 385 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 191 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,181.

4.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,043 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
Georgia average:

9.49%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.69% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($17,737 average AGI)
1.90% relocated from other states ($12,306 average AGI)
Decatur County:

1.90%
Georgia average:

3.60%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grady County, GA  0.58% ($29,094 average AGI)
from Seminole County, GA  0.42% ($26,237)
from Leon County, FL  0.38% ($27,114)
from Miller County, GA  0.27% ($31,960)
from Gadsden County, FL  0.23% ($25,238)


5.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,274 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Georgia average:

9.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.91% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($21,446 average AGI)
2.30% relocated to other states ($14,828 average AGI)
Decatur County:

2.30%
Georgia average:

3.12%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Leon County, FL  0.61% ($25,518 average AGI)
to Seminole County, GA  0.47% ($29,535)
to Grady County, GA  0.36% ($28,970)
to Miller County, GA  0.29% ($29,222)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8

Births per 1000 population in Decatur County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Decatur County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Decatur County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 18.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Decatur County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,696 (3,558 aged, 1,138 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 746 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Decatur County, Georgia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (370)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (359)
  • Unspecified dementia (324)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (241)
  • Congestive heart failure (226)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (189)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (165)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (136)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (53)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (43)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,417
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 737
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,309

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,296
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 989
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,229
  • Male householders: 4,536 (1,223 living alone), Female householders: 5,796 (1,604 living alone)
  • 4,627 spouses (4,612 opposite-sex spouses), 597 unmarried partners, (594 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,656 children (7,072 natural, 106 adopted, 469 stepchildren), 924 grandchildren, 383 brothers or sisters, 402 parents, 40 foster children, 468 other relatives, 585 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,214

Size of family households: 3,543 2-persons, 1,476 3-persons, 1,062 4-persons, 834 5-persons, 250 6-persons, 37 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,830 1-person, 233 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 56 4-persons.

2,901 married couples with children.
2,793 single-parent households (753 men, 2,040 women).

96.3% of residents of Decatur speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $176,757,000 ($6,177 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,197,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $62,696,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,301,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,660,000
Federal grants: $49,919,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,685,000 ($4,228,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,497,000 ($1,795,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,008,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,224,000
Federal Government insurance: $72,341,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,227
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,547
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +249
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -506
Here -18 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Decatur County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.65 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.6

Year house built in Decatur County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Decatur County, Georgia
  • 5552014 or later
  • 4892010 to 2013
  • 1,2262000 to 2009
  • 2,6651990 to 1999
  • 2,0141980 to 1989
  • 2,0501970 to 1979
  • 1,0071960 to 1969
  • 8801950 to 1959
  • 4841940 to 1949
  • 1,0651939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Decatur County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Georgia
  • 171 room
  • 152 rooms
  • 1113 rooms
  • 5764 rooms
  • 1,4055 rooms
  • 1,2426 rooms
  • 9937 rooms
  • 8928 rooms
  • 7699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Georgia
  • 9061 room
  • 642 rooms
  • 4433 rooms
  • 5334 rooms
  • 1,1015 rooms
  • 8036 rooms
  • 1257 rooms
  • 1908 rooms
  • 1299+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Decatur County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Georgia
  • 46no bedroom
  • 821 bedroom
  • 6742 bedrooms
  • 3,6483 bedrooms
  • 1,3174 bedrooms
  • 2375+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Georgia
  • 912no bedroom
  • 2641 bedroom
  • 7212 bedrooms
  • 1,8323 bedrooms
  • 4794 bedrooms
  • 705+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 258no vehicle
  • 1,4101 vehicle
  • 2,3182 vehicles
  • 1,1673 vehicles
  • 5164 vehicles
  • 3675+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 577no vehicle
  • 2,3271 vehicle
  • 1,2832 vehicles
  • 883 vehicles
  • 14 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

85.1% of Decatur County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Georgia.

Decatur County:

85.1%
State average:

84.9%

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

  • This state: 19,955
  • Other state: 6,276
  • Northeast: 723
  • Midwest: 678
  • South: 4,645
  • West: 228
Year householders moved into unit in Decatur County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Decatur County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 88.8%Electricity
  • 6.1%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 89.4%Electricity
  • 8.8%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 101
Here:

3.5%
Georgia:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 52
Here:

3.9%
Georgia:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 42
Here:

6.1%
Georgia:

17.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Decatur County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,066,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,265,000
    Air Transportation: $353,000
    Sewerage: $88,000
    Regular Highways: $41,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $833,000
    Regular Highways: $131,000
    General - Other: $110,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,553,000
    Police Protection: $3,711,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,924,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,521,000
    Regular Highways: $2,469,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,178,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,535,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,272,000
    Libraries: $1,113,000
    Financial Administration: $933,000
    Air Transportation: $765,000
    Gas Utilities: $488,000
    Health - Other: $403,000
    Central Staff Services: $364,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $141,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $55,000
    Other: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $427,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,435,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,672,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,665,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $460,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $453,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,192,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $698,000
    Interest Earnings: $116,000
    Rents: $106,000
    Sale of Property: $63,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $422,000
    Police Protection: $418,000
    General - Other: $263,000
    Regular Highways: $174,000
    Financial Administration: $83,000
    Libraries: $25,000
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000
    Correctional Institutions: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,830,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $436,000
    Water Utilities: $132,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,251,000
    Housing and Community Development: $428,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,270,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,894,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $793,000
    Other: $494,000
    Other License: $63,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $50,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $45,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $20,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $540,000

Decatur County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,066,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,265,000
    Air Transportation: $353,000
    Sewerage: $88,000
    Regular Highways: $41,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $833,000
    Regular Highways: $131,000
    General - Other: $110,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,553,000
    Police Protection: $3,711,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,924,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,521,000
    Regular Highways: $2,469,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,178,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,535,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,272,000
    Libraries: $1,113,000
    Financial Administration: $933,000
    Air Transportation: $765,000
    Gas Utilities: $488,000
    Health - Other: $403,000
    Central Staff Services: $364,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $141,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $55,000
    Other: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $427,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,435,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,672,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,665,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $460,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $453,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,192,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $698,000
    Interest Earnings: $116,000
    Rents: $106,000
    Sale of Property: $63,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $422,000
    Police Protection: $418,000
    General - Other: $263,000
    Regular Highways: $174,000
    Financial Administration: $83,000
    Libraries: $25,000
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000
    Correctional Institutions: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,830,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $436,000
    Water Utilities: $132,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,251,000
    Housing and Community Development: $428,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,270,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,894,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $793,000
    Other: $494,000
    Other License: $63,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $50,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $45,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $20,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $540,000

Decatur County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,066,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,265,000
    Air Transportation: $353,000
    Sewerage: $88,000
    Regular Highways: $41,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $833,000
    Regular Highways: $131,000
    General - Other: $110,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,553,000
    Police Protection: $3,711,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,924,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,521,000
    Regular Highways: $2,469,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,178,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,535,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,272,000
    Libraries: $1,113,000
    Financial Administration: $933,000
    Air Transportation: $765,000
    Gas Utilities: $488,000
    Health - Other: $403,000
    Central Staff Services: $364,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $141,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $55,000
    Other: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $427,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,435,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,672,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,665,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $460,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $453,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,192,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $698,000
    Interest Earnings: $116,000
    Rents: $106,000
    Sale of Property: $63,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $422,000
    Police Protection: $418,000
    General - Other: $263,000
    Regular Highways: $174,000
    Financial Administration: $83,000
    Libraries: $25,000
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000
    Correctional Institutions: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,830,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $436,000
    Water Utilities: $132,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,251,000
    Housing and Community Development: $428,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,270,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,894,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $793,000
    Other: $494,000
    Other License: $63,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $50,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $45,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $20,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $540,000

Decatur County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,066,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,265,000
    Air Transportation: $353,000
    Sewerage: $88,000
    Regular Highways: $41,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $833,000
    Regular Highways: $131,000
    General - Other: $110,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,553,000
    Police Protection: $3,711,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,924,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,521,000
    Regular Highways: $2,469,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,178,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,535,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,272,000
    Libraries: $1,113,000
    Financial Administration: $933,000
    Air Transportation: $765,000
    Gas Utilities: $488,000
    Health - Other: $403,000
    Central Staff Services: $364,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $141,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $55,000
    Other: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $427,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,435,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,672,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,665,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $460,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $453,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,192,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $698,000
    Interest Earnings: $116,000
    Rents: $106,000
    Sale of Property: $63,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $422,000
    Police Protection: $418,000
    General - Other: $263,000
    Regular Highways: $174,000
    Financial Administration: $83,000
    Libraries: $25,000
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000
    Correctional Institutions: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,830,000
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $436,000
    Water Utilities: $132,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,251,000
    Housing and Community Development: $428,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,270,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,894,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $793,000
    Other: $494,000
    Other License: $63,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $50,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $45,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $20,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $540,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,322
  • Number of aged recipients: 161
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,161
  • Number of recipients under 18: 262
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 743
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 317
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 529
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 591
Most common first names in Decatur County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James18570.3 years
William16171.3 years
John15673.8 years
Mary14278.4 years
Willie13770.6 years
Robert9872.3 years
Annie7980.2 years
George6574.1 years
Charlie5572.1 years
Joseph5372.5 years
Most common last names in Decatur County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams11772.1 years
Smith10173.0 years
Johnson9573.8 years
Jackson8273.5 years
Jones7974.6 years
Davis7072.2 years
Harrell6875.1 years
Brown6472.1 years
Brock5076.1 years
Moore4676.7 years
Businesses in Decatur County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
AutoZone1La-Z-Boy1
Burger King1Lane Furniture2
CVS1Nike3
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul2
GameStop1UPS9
Goodwill2Verizon Wireless1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hardee's1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1YMCA1
Home Depot1