Decatur, Georgia Population 2021

25,772
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Decatur is a city located in DeKalb County Georgia. It is also the county seat of DeKalb County. With a 2020 population of 25,772, it is the 43rd largest city in Georgia and the 1499th largest city in the United States . Decatur is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually and its population has increased by 33.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,335 in 2010. Decatur reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Decatur has a population density of 5,810 people per square mile.

The average household income in Decatur is $146,564 with a poverty rate of 8.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,015 per month, and the median house value is $521,900. The median age in Decatur is 36.8 years, 37 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

Decatur Demographics

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

  • White: 69.41%
  • Black or African American: 20.11%
  • Two or more races: 5.89%
  • Asian: 3.51%
  • Other race: 0.80%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Decatur, Georgia is 25,772 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,696.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,335.

Decatur, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,66069.41%
Black or African American4,82620.11%
Two or More Races1,4135.89%
Asian8433.51%
Some Other Race1910.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native620.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.03%
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Decatur Population by Race

Decatur Population Pyramid $2021

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Decatur Median Age

36.8


Total

37


Male

36.5


Female

Decatur Adults

There are 16,267 adults, (2,971 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

80.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female

13,452

56.05%

Male

10,550

43.95%

Decatur Population by Age

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Decatur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family40.8%59.2%
Male53.1%46.9%
Female57%43%
All66.2%33.8%
Married87.7%12.3%

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Decatur Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,8412.6266.2
Married4,3993.4587.7
Non Family3,2441.1340.8
Female9063.657
Male2923.553.1

3.44

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Decatur Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade880.60%
9th to 12th Grade4643.15%
High School Graduate1,51510.28%
Some College1,1697.93%
Associates Degree5533.75%
Bachelors Degree5,08134.47%
Graduate Degree5,87139.83%
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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
White10,63610,5188,989
Black2,6832,365906
Hispanic540494352
Asian518463436
2+ Races301294208
Other Race1199684
Native American626231
Islander77

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 white people with a rate of 84.51%.

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$76,615$100,931$63,514
Less Than 9th Grade$21,630$$
High School Graduate$26,796$64,375$23,235
Some College$37,386$42,578$30,714
Bachelors Degree$75,783$100,139$62,949
Graduate Degree$90,473$121,619$74,732

$76,615

Average Earnings

$100,931

Average Male

$63,514

Average Female

Decatur Earnings by Educational Attainment

Decatur Language by Age

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Decatur Language

91.16% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 8.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.72% of the population.

Decatur Language

Decatur Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,4871,36630.44%
White15,5843902.50%
Asian7729412.18%
Hispanic896758.37%
Multiple1,391392.80%

8.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.08%

Male Poverty Rate

9.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Black, with 30.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is White, with 2.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.19%.

Decatur Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School34.94%
Less Than 9th Grade34.51%
Some College7.06%
Bachelors or Greater2.29%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed43.13%
Female Employed5.84%
Female Unemployed4.71%
Male Employed1.41%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Decatur Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$106,088$146,564
Families$158,832$191,805
Married Families$183,340-
Non Families$38,995$65,819
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Income by Household Type

Decatur Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Decatur Marital Status by Race

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Decatur Marital Status

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986

Number of Veterans

918

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam433
Second Gulf War185
First Gulf War182
World War II95
Korea24

Decatur Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54263
75+245
65 to 74232
55 to 64224
18 to 3422

Decatur Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6465.41%
Black3009.47%
Hispanic182.89%
2+ Races184.85%
Asian152.55%
Islander7100.00%

Decatur Veterans by Race

Decatur Veterans by Education

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20.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Veterans by Education

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67%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

3.4%

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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44.91%

Born in Decatur

91.92%

Native Born

8.08%

Foreign Born

3.75%

Non Citizen

4.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.92% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 44.91% having been born in Georgia. 3.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Decatur Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202125,772380.15%
202025,734380.15%
201925,696380.15%
201825,6581,8457.75%
201723,8139234.03%
201622,8909484.32%
201521,9421,2456.02%
201420,6972461.20%
201320,4513181.58%
201220,1332041.02%
201119,9292281.16%
201019,7011,5540.83%
200018,1478110.46%
199017,336-1,068-0.60%
198018,404-3,539-1.74%
197021,943-83-0.04%
196022,0263910.18%
195021,6355,0742.71%
194016,5613,2852.24%
193013,2767,1268.00%
19206,1500.00%

Decatur Population by Year