Decatur, Alabama Population 2020

53,602

Decatur is a city located in Morgan County, Alabama. With a 2020 population of 53,602, it is the 9th largest city in Alabama and the 741st largest city in the United States. Decatur is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -3.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 55,683 in 2010. Decatur reached it's highest population of 55,887 in 2011. Spanning over 61 miles, Decatur has a population density of 990 people per square mile.

The average household income in Decatur is $63,768 with a poverty rate of 19.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $645 per month, and the median house value is $133,000. The median age in Decatur is 40 years, 38.5 years for males, and 41.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.0 males.

Decatur Al Demographics

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

  • White: 68.03%
  • Black or African American: 22.67%
  • Other race: 5.96%
  • Two or more races: 2.48%
  • Asian: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Decatur, Alabama is 53,602, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,264. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 55,683.
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020152,3621580.10%
2019152,2041580.10%
2018152,0461580.10%
2017151,888-315-0.21%
2016152,203-216-0.14%
2015152,419-487-0.32%
2014152,906-245-0.16%
2013153,151-748-0.49%
2012153,899-163-0.11%
2011154,0621140.07%
2010153,9480.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,15668.03%
Black or African American12,38222.67%
Some Other Race3,2575.96%
Two or More Races1,3552.48%
Asian3030.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native1640.30%

Decatur Al Population Pyramid 2020

Decatur Al Median Age

40


Total

38.5


Male

41.2


Female

Decatur Al Adults

There are 42,027 adults, (9,700 of whom are seniors) in Decatur Al.

Decatur Al Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Al Sex Ratio

Female

28,744

52.63%

Male

25,873

47.37%

Decatur Al Households and Families

Decatur Al Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Decatur Al Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All62.6%37.4%
Non Family51.6%48.4%
Male47.9%52.1%
Female33.2%66.8%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,0812.4362.6
Married9,6003.183.8
Non Family8,0761.1851.6
Female3,4723.2133.2
Male9333.547.9

3.1

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Decatur Al Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5966.92%
9th to 12th Grade3,79410.11%
High School Graduate9,90826.41%
Some College8,70823.21%
Associates Degree3,3208.85%
Bachelors Degree6,55417.47%
Graduate Degree2,6377.03%

Decatur Al Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,35022,9687,801
Black7,6555,993775
Hispanic3,6601,336166
Other Race1,60846313
Multiple Races581574308
Asian224209123
Native American16016018

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 54.91%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,289$37,997$27,242
Less Than High School$20,110$21,892$13,503
High School Grad$22,287$27,396$21,074
Some College$34,178$41,090$29,156
Bachelors Degree$41,978$59,583$33,248
Graduate Degree$60,677$85,982$53,015

$31,289

Average Earnings

$37,997

Average Male

$27,242

Average Female

Decatur Al Language

Decatur Al Language by Age

Decatur Al Language

88.44% of Decatur Al residents speak only English, while 11.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.17% of the population.

Decatur Al Poverty

Decatur Al Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black12,0834,09433.88%
White32,6513,34310.24%
Hispanic7,2522,73437.70%
Other3,2571,29739.82%
Multiple1,35231223.08%
Asian3038427.72%

19.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.06%

Male Poverty Rate

22.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur Al

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur Al is Other, with 39.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur Al is White, with 10.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.43%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.07%
High School17.28%
Some College12.04%
Bachelors or Greater2.88%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.88%
Male Unemployed39.55%
Female Employed12.39%
Male Employed6.27%

Decatur Al Income

Decatur Al Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,048$63,768
Families$59,919$78,128
Married Families$78,096-
Non Families$28,549$37,143

Decatur Al Marital Status

Decatur Al Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Decatur Al Married by Age and Sex

Decatur Al 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 Al Marital Status by Race

Decatur Al Veterans

3,490

Number of Veterans

3,254

Male Veterans

236

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,247
Second Gulf War676
First Gulf War662
Korea424
World War II230
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6918.96%
Black5185.89%
Hispanic2235.10%
2 or More20423.89%
Indian4528.13%
Other321.67%

$Decatur Al Veterans by Education

9.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Al Employment Status

56%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Decatur Al Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

66.05%

Born in Alabama

93.19%

Native Born

6.81%

Foreign Born

5.21%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.19% of Decatur Al residents were born in the United States, with 66.05% having been born in Alabama. 5.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202053,602-331-0.61%
201953,933-331-0.61%
201854,264-83-0.15%
201754,347-331-0.61%
201654,678-329-0.60%
201555,007-239-0.43%
201455,246-193-0.35%
201355,439-365-0.65%
201255,804-83-0.15%
201155,887750.13%
201055,8121,8830.34%
200053,9295,1681.01%
199048,7616,7591.50%
198042,0023,9580.99%
197038,0448,8272.68%
196029,2179,2433.88%
195019,9743,3701.87%
194016,6041,0110.63%
193015,59310,84112.62%
19204,7525241.18%
19104,2281,1143.11%
19003,1143491.20%
18902,7650.00%