Decatur Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Decatur Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
70,746

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.6%
5 - 17:
14.7%
18 - 24:
9.8%
25 - 34:
13.2%
35 - 54:
22.3%
55 - 64:
13.7%
Over 65 Years:
19.7%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
4.2%
4.2%
High School Graduates
88.5%
88.5%
College Graduated
20.1%
20.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Decatur
$26,571
$26,571
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Decatur
$42,701
$42,701
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
22.1%

Employment Industries in Decatur

 
Manufacturing
17.7%
17.7%
Healthcare
15.4%
15.4%
Retail
13.0%
13.0%
Accommodation
8.9%
8.9%
Education
7.3%
7.3%
Other
5.5%
5.5%
Transportation
4.8%
4.8%
Construction
3.9%
3.9%
Administration
3.7%
3.7%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
3.4%
3.4%
Public Service
3.4%
3.4%
Finance
3.1%
3.1%
Wholesale
2.1%
2.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
69.1%
69.1%
Black Or African American
20.8%
20.8%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Asian
0.7%
0.7%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
6.2%
6.2%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
2.9%
2.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
18.6%
18.6%
Irish
12.1%
12.1%
English
8.0%
8.0%
French
2.3%
2.3%
Italian
2.0%
2.0%
Polish
1.9%
1.9%
Scottish
1.6%
1.6%
European
1.4%
1.4%
Dutch
1.3%
1.3%
Scots-Irish
1.0%
1.0%
Swedish
0.9%
0.9%
Welsh
0.9%
0.9%
British
0.8%
0.8%
Norwegian
0.7%
0.7%
African
0.6%
0.6%
Czech
0.4%
0.4%
Greek
0.3%
0.3%
Hungarian
0.2%
0.2%
Austrian
0.2%
0.2%
Scandinavian
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
96.4%
96.4%
Spanish
1.9%
1.9%
Langs. of India
0.3%
0.3%
Slavic languages
0.2%
0.2%
French
0.2%
0.2%
Other Asian languages
0.2%
0.2%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
German/Yiddish
0.1%
0.1%
Chinese
0.1%
0.1%
African languages
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.1%
0.1%
Polish
0.1%
0.1%
Scandinavian languages
0.0%
0.0%
Pacific Island languages
0.0%
0.0%
Greek
0.0%
0.0%
Other Indo-European
0.0%
0.0%
Russian
0.0%
0.0%
Urdu
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Decatur Residents:
2.0%