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Decatur, AL Metro Area


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2022 population: 157,425   ( 3,596 from 2010)
Land area: 1270.3 square miles
Population density: 123.9 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:117,284 74.50% 1.4%
Black:19,56512.43% 8.8%
Indian:2,8821.83% 0.9%
Asian:9850.63% 26.3%
2+ races:4,4102.80% 30.6%
Hispanic:12,2997.81% 26.4%
Total non-White:40,14125.50% 15.3%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:4,015 12.8
Deaths:5,05616.2
Net Migration: 1,8245.8
Net Immigration: 450.1
Change in White population:-1,721 -1.1
Change in Non-White pop.:5,317 3.5




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
153,829
119,00577.36%
17,97611.69%
2,8561.86%
7800.51%
3,3772.20%
9,7306.33%
34,82422.64%

2000
145,867
119,48381.91%
16,99611.65%
2,5661.76%
5520.38%
2,1931.50%
4,0122.75%
26,38418.09%

1990
131,556
113,52386.29%
14,69811.17%
2,5261.92%
2760.21%
n/a
5330.41%
18,03313.71%

1980
120,401
105,62287.73%
13,67211.36%
1350.11%
2010.17%
n/a
7510.62%
14,77912.27%

1970
104,587
91,54387.53%
12,67012.11%
320.03%
340.03%
n/a
3010.29%
13,044 12.47%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
17,837 12.2
13,2829.1
-325-0.2
2,1891.5
-478 -0.3
8,440 5.8
1990's
NumberRate
19,414 14.8
12,5239.5
5,4484.1
2990.2
5,960 4.5
8,351 6.3
1980's
NumberRate
18,392 15.3
10,712 8.9
4,148 3.4
n/a
7,901 6.6
3,254 2.7
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
4,475 4.3
n/a
14,079 13.5
1,735 1.7

Age, Family & Household Data for Decatur, AL Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
41.0
35,353 22.5%
122,072 77.5%
28,208 17.9%
60,833
2.53
40,668 66.9%
30,875 75.9%
3,454 8.5%
20,165 33.1%

2010
NumberPercent
39.4
36,588 23.8%
117,241 76.2%
21,870 14.2%
60,684
2.50
43,120 71.1%
32,465 75.3%
4,191 9.7%
17,564 28.9%

2000
NumberPercent
36.5
37,160 25.5%
108,707 74.5%
17,848 12.2%
57,070
2.52
41,900 73.4%
33,944 81.0%
3,602 8.6%
15,170 26.6%

1990
NumberPercent
33.3
34,565 26.3%
96,991 73.7%
15,408 11.7%
49,163
2.64
37,874 77.0%
31,670 83.6%
2,676 7.1%
11,289 23.0%

1980
NumberPercent
29.7
37,632 31.3%
82,769 68.7%
12,350 10.3%
41,287
2.89
33,582 81.3%
29,114 86.7%
2,113 6.3%
7,705 18.7%

2022 Housing Data for Decatur, AL Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units68,594 
Median Value$165,762 
Occupied60,83388.7%
Vacant7,76111.3%
Owned45,11374.2%
Rented15,72025.8%
Median Rent$769 
Single-Family Units50,24273.2%
    Detached48,39970.6%
    Attached1,8432.7%
Buldings with 5+ Units5,7238.3%
Mobile Homes9,59914.0%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Decatur, AL Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0003,0014.9%
$10,000 to $14,9992,8344.7%
$15,000 to $19,9992,6384.3%
$20,000 to $24,9993,1855.2%
$25,000 to $29,9993,1285.1%
$30,000 to $34,9993,3455.5%
$35,000 to $39,9992,3673.9%
$40,000 to $44,9992,3523.9%
$45,000 to $49,9992,5584.2%
$50,000 to $59,9994,9938.2%
$60,000 to $74,9995,8869.7%
$75,000 to $99,9997,56212.4%
$100,000 to $124,9995,5059.0%
$125,000 to $149,9993,6476.0%
$150,000 to $199,9994,2407.0%
$200,000 or more3,5925.9%
Median Household Income60,153 
Per Capita Income32,434 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.80 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI3,9766.5%
Public Assistance7241.2%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps8,09213.3%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed60,51967.1%
Unemployed2,4902.8%
In Armed Forces440.0%
Total Labor Force63,05369.9%
Not in Labor Force27,10930.1%
Real Unemployment Rate 32.8%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector29,01721,27857.7%
Non-Profit1,3242,33636.2%
Self-Employed4,2342,12566.6%
Local Government1,6852,63539.0%
State Government8341,35938.0%
Federal Government1,19084058.6%
Total Private + Self33,25123,40358.7%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.5,0337,17041.2%
Total38,28430,57355.6%
Pct. Govt.12.4%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts7,66311.1%
Sales and Office Occupations13,37519.4%
Professional, Technical14,86521.6%
Service Occupations10,02614.5%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing2910.4%
All others22,99933.4%
White Collar 52.1%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing14,40026.1%
Retail trade8,61615.6%
Health care and social assistance7,31713.3%
Construction6,51711.8%
Educational services5,1789.4%
Professional, scientific, technical4,2837.8%
Accommodation and food services4,1707.6%
Other services3,3986.2%
Transportation and warehousing2,4844.5%
Public administration2,4004.4%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.2,2424.1%
Finance and insurance1,9663.6%
Wholesale trade1,6763.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,1322.1%
Information7541.4%
Arts, entertainment, recreation7531.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing7521.4%
Utilities7201.3%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1060.2%
Management640.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Decatur, AL Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican8,1035.19%
Puerto Rican6700.43%
Cuban3120.20%
Dominican990.06%
Total Central American1,5941.02%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan1,5220.97%
Honduran420.03%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran50.00%
Other Central American250.02%
Total South American1140.07%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean400.03%
Colombian340.02%
Ecuadorian230.01%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan170.01%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic7820.50%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Vietnamese1800.12%
Thai1620.10%
Korean770.05%
Filipino720.05%
Indian660.04%
Chinese530.03%
Indonesian350.02%
Japanese220.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English136,43592.7%
Spanish8,6045.8%
Arabic8250.6%
Other Indo-European4140.3%
German, other Germanic2420.2%
Other1630.1%
Other Asian1410.1%
Korean770.1%
Tagalog720.0%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
American28,36318.2%
English17,65211.3%
Irish13,4638.6%
German9,1685.9%
Scottish3,5592.3%
European2,4691.6%
Italian2,2951.5%
Scotch-Irish1,8941.2%
French1,2860.8%
Dutch1,1930.8%
British1,0350.7%
Welsh7890.5%
Other Arab7500.5%
Polish5910.4%
Norwegian4080.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen151,34896.9%
Not a citizen4,8703.1%
Native149,52595.7%
Foreign-born6,6934.3%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Decatur, AL Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
6,410 5.9%10,195 9.4%35,794 33.0%32,008 29.5%15,858 14.6%8,087 7.5%
  Average years of education: 12.8
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 6,410 5.9%
9-12 Years 10,195 9.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 35,794 33.0%
Some College 32,008 29.5%
Bach. Degree 15,858 14.6%
Grad Degree 8,087 7.5%
Average years of education: 12.8

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Decatur, AL Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 131,420 122,358 9,062 6.9%
1991 132,528 122,216 10,312 7.8%
1992 132,132 121,216 10,916 8.3%
1993 133,844 123,604 10,240 7.7%
1994 135,068 125,648 9,420 7.0%
1995 137,836 129,272 8,564 6.2%
1996 139,238 132,020 7,218 5.2%
1997 142,214 134,960 7,254 5.1%
1998 145,108 138,724 6,384 4.4%
1999 146,950 140,140 6,810 4.6%
2000 146,592 140,096 6,496 4.4%
2001 146,402 138,552 7,850 5.4%
2002 143,248 133,976 9,272 6.5%
2003 142,580 133,254 9,326 6.5%
2004 144,090 135,342 8,748 6.1%
2005 142,974 136,244 6,730 4.7%
2006 143,210 137,244 5,966 4.2%
2007 145,206 139,820 5,386 3.7%
2008 145,742 137,442 8,300 5.7%
2009 143,866 128,790 15,076 10.5%
2010 145,472 129,526 15,946 11.0%
2011 146,188 132,038 14,150 9.7%
2012 143,760 131,888 11,872 8.3%
2013 142,448 132,090 10,358 7.3%
2014 140,362 130,692 9,670 6.9%
2015 136,848 128,240 8,608 6.3%
2016 136,040 128,120 7,920 5.8%
2017 136,964 130,928 6,036 4.4%
2018 141,784 136,672 5,112 3.6%
2019 145,036 141,112 3,924 2.7%
2020 146,524 139,850 6,674 4.6%
2021 148,576 144,686 3,890 2.6%
2022 151,114 147,860 3,254 2.2%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com