Decatur, Georgia Population 2022

25,810
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Decatur is a city located in DeKalb County Georgia. Decatur has a 2020 population of 25,810. It is also the county seat of DeKalb County. Decatur is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually and its population has increased by 31.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,701 in 2010.

The average household income in Decatur is $146,564 with a poverty rate of 8.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,339 per month, and the median house value is $547,300. 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: 70.36%
  • Black or African American: 16.14%
  • Two or more races: 9.16%
  • Asian: 3.65%
  • Other race: 0.40%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Decatur, Georgia is 25,810 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,810.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,701.

Decatur, Georgia Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,46070.36%
Black or African American4,00616.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native620.25%
Asian9063.65%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.04%
Some Other Race990.40%
Two or More Races2,2729.16%
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Decatur Population by Race

Decatur Population Pyramid 2022

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Decatur Median Age

37.9


Total

36.6


Male

38.7


Female

Decatur Adults

There are 16,848 adults, (2,864 of whom are seniors) in Decatur.

Decatur Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

57

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur Sex Ratio

Female

13,202

53.20%

Male

11,612

46.80%

Decatur Population by Age

Decatur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Decatur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.6%16.4%
All66.9%33.1%
Male61.1%38.9%
Female56.3%43.7%
Non Family44.5%55.5%

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Decatur Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,8762.766.9
Married4,7283.4883.6
Male2263.5761.1
Female8773.556.3
Non Family3,0451.1844.5

3.47

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Decatur Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade900.59%
9th to 12th Grade6063.97%
High School Graduate1,53710.07%
Some College1,2528.20%
Associates Degree5533.62%
Bachelors Degree5,09233.37%
Graduate Degree6,12940.17%
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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
White11,50211,3669,362
Asian573522465
Hispanic565525442
2+ Races517417350
Other Race583232
Native American626230
Black2,2351,870743
Islander99

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 81.39%.

Decatur Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$83,797$106,016$66,955
Less Than 9th Grade$34,219$26,923$
High School Graduate$$175,198$23,286
Some College$43,385$53,065$25,030
Bachelors Degree$73,750$100,713$56,354
Graduate Degree$103,529$122,794$83,533

$83,797

Average Earnings

$106,016

Average Male

$66,955

Average Female

Decatur Earnings by Educational Attainment

Decatur Language by Age

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Decatur Language

87.26% of Decatur residents speak only English, while 12.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.92% of the population.

Decatur Language

Decatur Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,6781,34636.60%
Asian8258810.67%
Hispanic1,391503.59%
White16,5415053.05%
OtherNaN%
Multiple2,24580.36%

8.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.93%

Male Poverty Rate

9.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Black, with 36.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur is Multiple, with 0.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.79%.

Decatur Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.48%
High School36.36%
Some College10.89%
Bachelors or Greater1.57%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.89%
Male Unemployed40.00%
Female Employed4.66%
Female Unemployed36.96%

Decatur Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Decatur Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$114,615$154,699
Families$160,525$193,449
Married Families$182,247-
Non Families$42,743$78,630
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Income by Household Type

Decatur Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

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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804

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War151
First Gulf War137
Vietnam380
Korea18
World War II37

Decatur Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3433
35 to 54175
55 to 64206
65 to 74178
75+212

Decatur Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5234.12%
Black27210.24%
Islander9100.00%

Decatur Veterans by Race

Decatur Veterans by Education

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20.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur Veterans by Education

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66.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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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42.95%

Born in Decatur

91.30%

Native Born

8.70%

Foreign Born

4.80%

Non Citizen

3.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.30% of Decatur residents were born in the United States, with 42.95% having been born in Georgia. 4.80% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19206,1500.00%
193013,2767,1268.00%
194016,5613,2852.24%
195021,6355,0742.71%
196022,0263910.18%
197021,943-83-0.04%
198018,404-3,539-1.74%
199017,336-1,068-0.60%
200018,1478110.46%
201019,7011,5540.83%
201119,9292281.16%
201220,1332041.02%
201320,4513181.58%
201420,6972461.20%
201521,9421,2456.02%
201622,8909484.32%
201723,8139234.03%
201825,6581,8457.75%
201925,696380.15%
202025,734380.15%
202125,772380.15%
202225,810380.15%

Decatur Population by Year