Decatur, Georgia Population 2020

27,598

Decatur is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 27,598, it is the 40th largest city in Georgia and the 1381st largest city in the United States. Decatur is currently growing at a rate of 3.50% annually and its population has increased by 42.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,335 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Decatur has a population density of 6,222 people per square mile.

The average household income in Decatur is $132,322 with a poverty rate of 12.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $927 per month, and the median house value is $466,800. The median age in Decatur is 35.8 years, 36.5 years for males, and 35.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 75.8 males.

Decatur Demographics

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

  • White: 69.46%
  • Black or African American: 21.06%
  • Two or more races: 5.07%
  • Asian: 3.51%
  • Other race: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Decatur, Georgia is 27,598, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,732.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,335.

Decatur, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,01469.46%
Black or African American4,85621.06%
Two or More Races1,1695.07%
Asian8093.51%
Some Other Race1440.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native560.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.03%

Decatur Population Pyramid 2020

Decatur Median Age

35.8


Total

36.5


Male

35.1


Female

Decatur Adults

There are 15,729 adults, (2,672 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

76.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female

13,112

56.88%

Male

9,942

43.12%

Decatur Households and Families

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Decatur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.9%13.1%
All65.5%34.5%
Male62.4%37.6%
Female51.3%48.7%
Non Family42.8%57.2%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,4802.6265.5
Married4,0783.5986.9
Non Family3,2791.1542.8
Female8283.2851.3
Male2953.5462.4

3.5

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

2.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Decatur Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2571.83%
9th to 12th Grade4423.14%
High School Graduate1,44910.30%
Some College1,1908.46%
Associates Degree5263.74%
Bachelors Degree4,82934.31%
Graduate Degree5,38138.23%

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,20210,1008,575
Black2,6392,171748
Asian516463434
Hispanic360295194
Multiple Races318312226
Other Race704938
Native American404022
Islander66

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 84.11%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$70,976$91,891$58,393
Less Than High School$20,462$20,815$18,984
High School Grad$26,135$88,553$
Some College$34,615$41,224$31,364
Bachelors Degree$69,902$90,652$57,132
Graduate Degree$85,375$116,706$69,609

$70,976

Average Earnings

$91,891

Average Male

$58,393

Average Female

Decatur Language

Decatur Language by Age

Decatur Language

89.60% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 10.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.92% of the population.

Decatur Poverty

Decatur Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,5752,08445.55%
White15,0554973.30%
Hispanic7157810.91%
Asian728587.97%
Multiple1,143353.06%

12.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.46%

Male Poverty Rate

13.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Black, with 45.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Multiple, with 3.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.40%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School52.96%
High School33.33%
Some College10.70%
Bachelors or Greater3.29%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed49.54%
Female Unemployed18.80%
Female Employed7.15%
Male Employed4.29%

Decatur Income

Decatur Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$93,039$132,322
Families$147,839$175,779
Married Families$173,644-
Non Families$40,552$59,640

Decatur Marital Status

Decatur Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Decatur Married by Age and Sex

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

Decatur Veterans

1,013

Number of Veterans

946

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam476
First Gulf War160
Second Gulf War160
World War II95
Korea42
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54277
65 to 74273
55 to 64266
75+181
18 to 3416
Name Veterans % of Total
White6855.96%
Black2929.34%
Hispanic153.31%
2 or More154.10%
Asian152.53%
Hawaiian6100.00%

$Decatur Veterans by Education

17.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Employment Status

68.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Decatur 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

45.10%

Born in Georgia

90.91%

Native Born

9.09%

Foreign Born

4.09%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.91% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 45.10% having been born in Georgia. 4.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202027,5989333.50%
201926,6659333.63%
201825,7321,8777.87%
201723,8559334.07%
201622,9229644.39%
201521,9581,2516.04%
201420,7072481.21%
201320,4593251.61%
201220,1342061.03%
201119,9282251.14%
201019,7031,5560.83%
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%