Decatur County, Georgia Population 2024

28,856

Decatur County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 28,856 with a growth rate of -0.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Decatur County, Georgia is the 67th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 27,815 and has seen a growth of 3.74% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928,541-63-0.22%
202828,604-63-0.22%
202728,667-63-0.22%
202628,730-63-0.22%
202528,793-63-0.22%
202428,856-63-0.22%
202328,919-63-0.22%
202228,982-63-0.22%
202129,045-279-0.95%
202029,3242,82810.67%
201926,496-117-0.44%
201826,613-114-0.43%
201726,727450.17%
201626,682-381-1.41%
201527,063-120-0.44%
201427,183-218-0.8%
201327,401-48-0.17%
201227,449-206-0.74%
201127,655-160-0.58%
201027,815
199025,511160.06%
198025,4953,18514.28%
197022,310-2,893-11.48%
196025,2031,5836.7%
195023,6201,3866.23%
194022,234-1,388-5.88%
193023,622-8,163-25.68%
192031,7852,7409.43%
191029,045-409-1.39%
190029,4549,50547.65%
189019,9498774.6%
188019,0723,88925.61%
187015,1833,26127.35%
186011,9223,66044.3%
18508,2622,39040.7%
18405,8722,01852.36%
18303,854-24,687-86.5%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.22% (-63)
County Website
Decatur County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2010 Population
27,815
Area
597 mi²
Density
48 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
3.74% (1,041)
Founded
1823

Decatur County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,23752.43%
Black or African American11,68540.21%
Other race1,1263.87%
Two or more races7812.69%
Asian1410.49%
Native American930.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Decatur County, Georgia Population by Race

Decatur County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

Decatur County, Georgia Median Age

38.3

Total

37.8

Male

38.8

Female

Decatur County, Georgia Adults

There are 21,995 adults, (4,843 of whom are seniors) in Decatur County, Georgia.

Decatur County, Georgia Age Dependency

69.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female14,96651.5%
Male14,09748.5%

Decatur County, Georgia Population by Age

Decatur County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,2952.7260.639.4
Married4,4263.2678.521.5
Non Family3,3031.2155.144.9
Female1,8843.7535.864.2
Male6823.664060
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3.34

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Decatur County, Georgia 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 County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Decatur County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 93.18%.

Decatur County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,455

Average Earnings

$42,820

Average Male

$34,856

Average Female

Decatur County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Decatur County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Decatur County, Georgia Language

94.77% of Decatur County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 5.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.59% of the population.

Decatur County, Georgia Language

Decatur County, Georgia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black11,0953,41330.76%
White13,9152,28016.39%
Hispanic1,9041,11258.4%
Other1,08321319.67%
Multiple75313517.93%
Native732128.77%
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24.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.18%

Male Poverty Rate

27.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Decatur County, Georgia is Hispanic, with 58.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur County, Georgia is White, with 16.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.47%.

Decatur County, Georgia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.77%
Some College19.65%
High School15.93%
Bachelors or Greater10.37%
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Decatur County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60.37%
Male Unemployed18.73%
Female Employed15.34%
Male Employed8.35%
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Decatur County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Decatur County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Decatur County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Decatur County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Decatur County, Georgia 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 55-64.

Decatur County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Decatur County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,167

Number of Veterans

1,072

Male Veterans

95

Female Veterans

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Decatur County, Georgia Veterans by War

count

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Decatur County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Decatur County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Decatur County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Decatur County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Decatur County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Decatur County, Georgia 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

73.92%

Born in Decatur County, Georgia

96.89%

Native Born

3.11%

Foreign Born

1.84%

Non Citizen

1.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.89% of Decatur County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 73.92% having been born in Georgia. 1.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Decatur County, Georgia Place of Birth

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