Decatur, Alabama Population 2018

Decatur, Alabama's estimated population is 54,405 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Decatur, Alabama is the 9th largest city in Alabama based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1006.05 people/mi² (388.44 people/km²), with a household density of 176.79 people/km² (457.88 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 38.6 years, 37.2 years for males, and 40 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.4 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 24,761 households in the city, with an average size of 2.45 people per household. The vacancy rate was 10%, with a median rent of $615/month. The median house has 5.6 rooms, and has a value of $127,100.

The median income for households in Decatur, Alabama is $42,602, while the mean household income is $59,313. The per capita income is $24,962, and 19.5% of families and 20.8% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 34.2% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 8.3% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201754,405-200-0.37%
201654,605-361-0.66%
201554,966-254-0.46%
201455,220-202-0.36%
201355,422-372-0.67%
201255,794-87-0.16%
201155,881700.13%
201055,8111,8823.49%
200053,9295,16810.60%
199048,7616,75916.09%
198042,0023,95810.40%
197038,0448,82730.21%
196029,2179,24346.28%
195019,9743,37020.30%
194016,6041,0116.48%
193015,59310,841228.14%
19204,75252412.39%
19104,2281,11435.77%
19003,11434912.62%
18902,7650.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White39,094
Black or African American11,924
Some Other Race1,882
Two or More Races1,737
American Indian and Alaska Native431
Asian351
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Decatur Al Population Pyramid 2018

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Decatur Al Median Age

38.6


Total

37.2


Male

40


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 41,620 adults in Decatur Al.

Decatur Al Age Dependency

64.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Al Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.6
Houses Without Mortgage
5,066
Houses With Mortgage
8,344
Vacancy Rate
10
Median Rent
615
Median Home Value
127,100
Renter-Occupied Units
8,869
Owner-Occupied Units
13,410
Total Housing Units
24,761

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Decatur Al for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4.8% and the labor force participation rate is 59.3%.

Decatur Al Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.45
Average Family Size
3.12
Total Households
22279
Married Couple Households
9697
Male Householder (no wife) Families
874
Female Householder (no husband) Families
3591
Non Family Households
8117
Total Families
14162
Households With Own Children
6528
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
3.4
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.6

Decatur Al Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
1,959
$10,000 to $14,999
1,723
$15,000 to $24,999
2,911
$25,000 to $34,999
2,989
$35,000 to $49,999
2,867
$50,000 to $74,999
3,867
$75,000 to $99,999
2,403
$100,000 to $149,999
2,367
$150,000 to $199,999
699
Over $200,000
494

Decatur Al Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Decatur Al

Alabama

$42,602

$

$59,313

$

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Decatur Al Education Data

Decatur Al Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
2,4776.57%
9th to 12th Grade
3,7439.93%
High School Graduate
10,06726.71%
Some College
8,59122.80%
Associates Degree
3,2998.75%
Bachelors Degree
6,69717.77%
Graduate Degree
2,8147.47%