Decatur, Alabama Population 2022

58,390
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Decatur is a city located in Morgan County Alabama. Decatur has a 2020 population of 58,390. It is also the county seat of Morgan County. Decatur is currently growing at a rate of 0.39% annually and its population has increased by 0.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,938 in 2010.

The average household income in Decatur is $66,678 with a poverty rate of 15.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $692 per month, and the median house value is $141,000. The median age in Decatur is 39.9 years, 38.3 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Decatur Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Decaturwas:

  • White: 66.47%
  • Black or African American: 22.32%
  • Other race: 7.02%
  • Two or more races: 3.70%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Decatur, Alabama is 58,390 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 57,938.

Decatur, Alabama Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010153,9500.00%
2011154,0751250.08%
2012153,908-167-0.11%
2013153,146-762-0.50%
2014152,888-258-0.17%
2015152,392-496-0.33%
2016152,233-159-0.10%
2017151,981-252-0.17%
2018152,1441630.11%
2019152,6034590.30%
2020153,0624590.30%
2021153,5214590.30%

Decatur Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,12366.47%
Black or African American12,12822.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native1030.19%
Asian1430.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander250.05%
Some Other Race3,8137.02%
Two or More Races2,0093.70%
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Decatur Population by Race

Decatur Population Pyramid 2022

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Decatur Median Age

40.4


Total

39.2


Male

42.1


Female

Decatur Adults

There are 41,746 adults, (10,061 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female

27,772

51.10%

Male

26,572

48.90%

Decatur Population by Age

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Decatur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
All64.4%35.6%
Male55.7%44.3%
Non Family54.5%45.5%
Female37.2%62.8%

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Decatur Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,3452.3964.4
Married9,6213.1482.5
Male8573.4755.7
Female2,9373.3937.2
Non Family8,9301.1754.5

3.13

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Decatur Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4196.48%
9th to 12th Grade3,5019.38%
High School Graduate11,16129.91%
Some College8,38122.46%
Associates Degree3,2588.73%
Bachelors Degree5,82515.61%
Graduate Degree2,7757.44%
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Decatur Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian907061
White25,12223,1437,252
2+ Races742378159
Black7,7636,245907
Other Race1,819655121
Hispanic3,6351,400132
Native American103103

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.78%.

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,614$42,156$29,707
Less Than 9th Grade$21,882$26,112$14,728
High School Graduate$28,634$35,994$23,823
Some College$36,289$48,649$30,383
Bachelors Degree$44,416$64,718$36,363
Graduate Degree$71,571$84,750$54,766

$33,614

Average Earnings

$42,156

Average Male

$29,707

Average Female

Decatur Earnings by Educational Attainment

Decatur Language by Age

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Decatur Language

87.81% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 12.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.72% of the population.

Decatur Language

Decatur Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,9263,39428.46%
Hispanic7,4731,94225.99%
Multiple1,94131316.13%
Asian1431510.49%
White32,2542,8208.74%
Other1,339NaN%

15.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.23%

Male Poverty Rate

17.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Black, with 28.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.48%.

Decatur Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.02%
High School16.18%
Some College7.88%
Bachelors or Greater2.98%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.57%
Male Unemployed42.23%
Female Employed7.81%
Female Unemployed38.71%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Decatur Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,296$70,987
Families$63,673$87,416
Married Families$82,984-
Non Families$31,044$44,037
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Income by Household Type

Decatur Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Decatur Married by Age and Sex

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Decatur Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Decatur Marital Status by Race

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Decatur Marital Status

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2,669

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War587
First Gulf War558
Vietnam955
Korea321
World War II116

Decatur Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34165
35 to 54675
55 to 64344
65 to 74660
75+825

Decatur Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1087.12%
Black4985.65%
Native American1312.62%
Other Race100.48%
2+ Races403.93%
Hispanic571.32%

Decatur Veterans by Race

Decatur Veterans by Education

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7.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Veterans by Education

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58%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Decatur Employment by Age

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Decatur Employment by Race

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Decatur Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.22%

Born in Decatur

93.29%

Native Born

6.71%

Foreign Born

5.01%

Non Citizen

1.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.29% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 67.22% having been born in Alabama. 5.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Decatur Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18902,7650.00%
19003,1143491.20%
19104,2281,1143.11%
19204,7525241.18%
193015,59310,84112.62%
194016,6041,0110.63%
195019,9743,3701.87%
196029,2179,2433.88%
197038,0448,8272.68%
198042,0023,9580.99%
199048,7616,7591.50%
200053,9295,1681.01%
201055,6831,7540.32%
201155,9092260.41%
201256,1352260.40%
201356,3612260.40%
201456,5872260.40%
201556,8132260.40%
201657,0392260.40%
201757,2652260.40%
201857,4912260.39%
201957,7172260.39%
202057,9382210.38%
202158,1642260.39%
202258,3902260.39%

Decatur Population by Year