Decatur, Alabama Population 2023

57,858

Decatur is a city located in Limestone County and Morgan County Alabama. Decatur has a 2023 population of 57,858. It is also the county seat of Morgan County.Decatur is currently growing at a rate of 0.05% annually and its population has increased by 0.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,777 in 2020.

The average household income in Decatur is $72,952 with a poverty rate of 15.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Decatur is 40.6 years, 39.7 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Decatur Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Decatur was:

  • White: 64.98%
  • Black or African American: 23.13%
  • Other race: 6.91%
  • Two or more races: 4.44%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
54.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,068.30/sq mi
Growth Rate
0.05% (27)
Growth Since 2020
0.14% (81)
The current population of Decatur, Alabama is 57,858 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 57,777.

Decatur, Alabama Population 2023

Population by Race

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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Decatur Population by Race

Decatur Population Pyramid 2023

Decatur Median Age

40.6

Total

39.7

Male

41.7

Female

Decatur Adults

There are 44,048 adults, (10,875 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

72.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female29,03550.67%
Male28,26849.33%

Decatur Population by Age

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.1

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Decatur Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Decatur Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 82.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 63.64%.

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,978

Average Earnings

$44,203

Average Male

$30,456

Average Female

Decatur Earnings by Educational Attainment

Decatur Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Decatur Language

88.26% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 11.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.77% of the population.

Decatur Language

Decatur Poverty by Race

rate

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15.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.62%

Male Poverty Rate

16.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Native, with 46.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Asian, with 6.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.08%.

Decatur Poverty

rate

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Decatur Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Decatur Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Decatur Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Decatur Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Decatur Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Decatur Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,021

Number of Veterans

2,776

Male Veterans

245

Female Veterans

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Decatur Veterans by War

count

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Decatur Veterans by Age

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Decatur Veterans by Race

Decatur Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Decatur Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Decatur Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Decatur Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.59%

Born in Decatur

92.66%

Native Born

6.47%

Foreign Born

4.76%

Non Citizen

1.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.66% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 65.59% having been born in Alabama. 4.76% 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: data after 2021 is projected based on recent change

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Decatur Population by Year