Decatur, AL

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2022 Population
57,525
0.387% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.4
0.493% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.9%
8.75% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,164
5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$170,000
15.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,610
1.68% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Decatur, AL had a population of 57.5k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $55,164. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Decatur, AL grew from 57,303 to 57,525, a 0.387% increase and its median household income grew from $52,539 to $55,164, a 5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Decatur, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (59%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.7%), Other (Hispanic) (6.83%), White (Hispanic) (3.6%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.57%).

None of the households in Decatur, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.4% of the residents in Decatur, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Decatur, AL are John C Calhoun State Community College (3,268 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Decatur, AL was $170,000, and the homeownership rate was 63.8%.

Most people in Decatur, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Decatur, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Decatur, AL is home to a population of 57.5k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.79% of Decatur, AL residents were born outside of the country (4.48k people).

In 2022, there were 2.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34k people) in Decatur, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.93k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.4%
2022 Citizenship
95.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.4% of Decatur, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Decatur, AL was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Decatur, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34k ± 944
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.1k ± 721
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.93k ± 770
14.5%
Hispanic Population
8.35k people

In 2022, there were 2.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34k people) in Decatur, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.93k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.5% of the people in Decatur, AL are hispanic (8.35k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Decatur, AL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    45,935 ± 5,238 people
  2. Guatemala
    15,043 ± 3,007 people
  3. India
    10,012 ± 2,454 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 45,935 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 15,043 and India with 10,012.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.79%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.48k people
6.53%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.74k people

As of 2022, 7.79% of Decatur, AL residents (4.48k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Decatur, AL was 6.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,062 ± 222
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    796 ± 228
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    360 ± 129

Decatur, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Decatur, AL employs 25.6k people. The largest industries in Decatur, AL are Manufacturing (5,181 people), Retail Trade (3,219 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,610 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,730), Public Administration ($68,389), and Wholesale Trade ($60,639).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,264. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

25.6k
2022 Value
± 1,401
1.68%
1 Year growth
± 7.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Decatur, AL grew at a rate of 1.68%, from 25.2k employees to 25.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Decatur, AL, are Production Occupations (3,238 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,592 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,433 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Decatur, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.6k
2022 Value
± 1,401
1.68%
1 Year growth
± 7.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Decatur, AL grew at a rate of 1.68%, from 25.2k employees to 25.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Decatur, AL, are Manufacturing (5,181 people), Retail Trade (3,219 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,610 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Decatur, AL, though some of these residents may live in Decatur, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,246
Median earning men ± $3,775
$29,803
Median earning women ± $2,638

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,500), Wholesale Trade ($63,696), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,114).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,611), Wholesale Trade ($58,672), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,525).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 62% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alabama over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Decatur, AL awarded 3,268 degrees. The student population of Decatur, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,698 male students and 4,465 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Decatur, AL are White (2,228 and 68.6%), followed by Black or African American (365 and 11.2%), Two or More Races (207 and 6.38%), and Hispanic or Latino (203 and 6.25%).

The largest universities in Decatur, AL by number of degrees awarded are John C Calhoun State Community College (3,268 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Decatur, AL are General Studies (1,660 and 50.8%), Manufacturing Engineering Technology (529 and 16.2%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (306 and 9.36%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 8,163 students enrolled in Decatur, AL, 45.3% men and 54.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,355 records, of which 53.1% were women and 46.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 897 degrees awarded
  2. 145 degrees awarded
  3. 130 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Decatur, AL was General Studies with 897 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Decatur, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
3,268 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was John C Calhoun State Community College with 3,268 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,591 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Decatur, AL, which is 0.949 times less than the 1,677 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,228 degrees mean that there were 6.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 365 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,250) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,650) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Decatur, AL was $170,000 in 2022, which is 0.603 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $147,600 to $170,000, a 15.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Decatur, AL is 63.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Decatur, AL have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Decatur, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Decatur, AL is $55,164. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Decatur, AL was Census Tract 54.04 with a value of $98,143, followed by Census Tract 51.05 and Census Tract 51.07, with respective values of $89,615 and $89,219.

Property

$170,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,083
$15,112
Median Property Taxes
±$921

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Decatur, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Decatur, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.8% of the housing units in Decatur, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 54.04
  2. Census Tract 51.05
  3. Census Tract 51.07

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Decatur, AL was Census Tract 54.04 with a value of $98,143, followed by Census Tract 51.05 and Census Tract 51.07, with respective values of $89,615 and $89,219.

The following map shows all of the places in Decatur, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$55,164
Median Household Income
± $4,000
23.7k
Number of Households
± 1,316

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.7k households in Decatur, AL grew to $55,164 from the previous year's value of $52,539.

The following chart displays the households in Decatur, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Decatur, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.32%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.72%)

In 2022, 85.5% of workers in Decatur, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.32%) and those who worked at home (3.72%).

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Decatur, AL have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.653% of the workforce in Decatur, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Decatur, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Decatur, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Decatur, AL (7.8k out of 56.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Decatur, AL is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.9% of the population of Decatur, AL has health coverage, with 42.2% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 0.734% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, AL see 1962 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.13% increase from the previous year (1921 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1965 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 621 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,962 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Morgan County, AL

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, AL see an average of 1,962 patients per year. This represents a 2.13% increase from the previous year (1,921 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Morgan County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 19.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.1%
Uninsured
42.2%
Employer Coverage
18%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
0.734%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Decatur, AL grew by 8.7% from 11.1% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Decatur, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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