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Demographics

Demographic information provides a snapshot of a community. The information contained on this page offers a view of the City of Decatur from a variety of perspectives and is updated as often as possible. Information on Decatur's 20,000 residents indicates that we continue to attract a diverse population with a wide range of age groups, racial backgrounds and economic levels. One figure is very important to note - Decatur residents have one of the highest education levels in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Decatur employees, primarily concentrated in the downtown commercial district, also represent an important demographic category in our community. Emory University, Agnes Scott College and DeKalb County are among our top employer groups with the professional and service sectors well represented. Important information on these employees and about the Decatur market area in general is included in the figures provided.

Updated November 2013 

Source: Claritas, Market + Main, Inc., U.S. Census Bureau, A.R.C.

Quick Facts

  2013 Estimate 
 Population   20,148
 Average household size  2.17 
 Households 8,970
 Families 4,667
 Average family size 2.98
 Average age  38.8
 Median household income  $63,117
 Average price of single family homes  $295,282

Housing

  2013 
 Housing Units 9,578 
 Owner occupied  55.3%
 Renter occupied  38.4%
 Vacant housing  6.3%
   


Age

Groups 2013
0 - 4 years 6.7%
5 - 9 years 6.8%
10 - 14 years 6.1%
15 - 24 years 11.6%
25 - 42 years 12.5%
35 - 44 years 17%
45 - 54 years 15.1%
55 - 64 years 12%
65 - 74 years 6.7%
75 - 84 years 3.5%
85 and over 1.9%
2013 Population by Gender

 Male  8,802
 Female  11,344

2013 Population by Race/Ethnicity

 White 74.1% 
 Black 19.5% 
 American Indian 0.2% 
 Asian  2.8%
 Pacific Islander  0.1%
 Some other race  0.6%
Two or more races 2.6%
Hispanic Origin 3.4%
Diversity Index 45.0

Educational Attainment

Educational Level 2013 Population 25+
Total 13,851
Less than 9th grade 1.8%
9th - 12th grade, no diploma 3.3%%
High School graduate/GED 10.9%
Some college, no degree 11.9%
Associate Degree 3.6%
Bachelor's Degree 33%
Master's Degree 35.5%
Professional School Degree 5%
Doctorate Degree 5%

Income

  Decatur Metro Atlanta U.S.
Average Household $82,406 $76,863 $66,670
Per Capita $37,130 $28,239 $25,495
Forty-four percent of households earn less than $50,000.
Forty-five percent of households earn $50,000-150,000.

2013 Households by Income   
 Household Income Base 8,970 
 <$15,000  16.2%
 $15,000-$24,000  10.3%
 $25,000-$34,999  5.5%
 $35,000-$49,999  7.6%
$50,000-$74,999 17.1%
$75,000-$99,999 11.4%
$100,000-$149,999 13.6%
$150,000- $199,999 10.2%
$200,000+ 8.1%

2013 Owner Occupied Housing Units by Value   
 Total  5,294
 <$50,000  0.3%
 $50,000-$99,999 3.6% 
 $100,000-$149,999  7.6%
 $150,000-$199,999  10.6%
$200,000-$249,999 13.8%
$250,000-$299,999 15.4%
$300,000-$399,999 23.5%
$400,000-$499,999 12.4%
$500,000-$749,999 10.6%
$750,000-$999,999 1.5%
$1,000,000 0.6%

Industry

Industry Decatur Metro Atlanta
Construction 1% 5%
Manufacturing 1% 9%
Transp./Comm./Utilities 3% 6%
Wholesale Trade 1% 5%
Retail Trade 7% 22%
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 4% 8%
Services 29% 37%
Public Administration 53% 6%
The services and public administration industries comprise 82 percent of all jobs.

 2013 Employed Population 16+ by Industry  
 Total  9,989
 Agriculture/Mining  0.0%
 Construction  2.1%
 Manufacturing  4.4%
 Wholesale Trade  2.6%
Retail Trade 5.9%
Transportation/Utilities 1.6%
Information 4.9%
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 5.4%
Services 65.8%
Public Administration 7.2%

Last updated: 3/28/2014 11:28:01 AM