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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 December 2016

Source: 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates.

Quick Facts

  2015 Estimate 
 Population  21,957
 Average household size  2.38 
 Households 7,987
 Average age  35.9
 Median household income  $77,202
 Average price of single family homes  $350,400

 

Housing

  2015 
 Housing Units 9,335 
 Owner occupied 62%
 Renter occupied  38%
 Vacant housing  8%


Age

 

Groups 2015
0 - 4 years 8.7%
5 - 9 years 7.9%
10 - 14 years 7.3%
15 - 24 years 11.6%
25 - 44 years 29.2%
45 - 54 years 14.1%
55 - 64 years 10.9%
65 - 74 years 4.9%
75 - 84 years 3.7%
85 and over 1.9%
2015 Population by Gender

 

 Male 43.7%
 Female 56.3%


2015 Population by Race/Ethnicity

 White 69.8% 
 Black 22.2% 
 American Indian 0.2% 
 Asian 4.4%
 Pacific Islander 0.0%
 Some other race 0.8%
Two or more races 2.6%
Hispanic Origin 3.2%

For more information, check out the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quick Facts and American FactFinder pages for Decatur city, Georgia at www.census.gov.

 

 

 2016 Employed Population 16+ by Industry  
 Total  20,826
 Agriculture/Mining  0
 Construction 427
 Manufacturing  628
 Wholesale Trade 149
Retail Trade 1732
Transportation/Utilities 469
Information 302
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 1055
Services 5688
Public Administration 4733
Healthcare 3423
Arts & Entertainment 355
Accommodation and food Service  1813

Source: Nielsen Business Facts – 2016

By the Numbers

 

Downtown Decatur Trade Area

Metro Atlanta

Population (2015)

191,638

5,629,693

Aged 25-34

17.9%

13.6%

College-educated

49.2%

34.9%

Professional/Graduate Degree

23.8%

12.3%

“Creative Class” Workers

53.9%

39.1%

Median Household Income

$73,679

$59,000

Median Home Value

$339,100

$183,124

Homes valued at $500K+

16.1%

8.2%