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Pros

-Cost of living
-Nearby water recreation
-Low crime rate

Cons

-Summer heat and humidity
-Arts and culture
-Low educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Decatur Metro Area


Decatur is a northern Alabama transportation hub and manufacturing center for a variety of goods. The strategic location on the Tennessee River and key railroads brought Northern industrial interests following the Civil War, leaving the city with a strong imprint of fine older Victorian homes and some attractive parks. The Cost of living Index is attractive and crime rates are low for the state and region.


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Quick Facts About Decatur


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Decatur is 6.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Decatur jobs have Decreased by 2.23 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 10.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Decatur's population is 55,664 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.09 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Decatur is $127,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -4.40 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Decatur public schools spend $9,998 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Decatur.

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Decatur Housing Market


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Comments


Crappy Town
While reviews of this place may seem great this place has all to readily adopted a new name. "Decatur - The Place Where Dreams Go To Die". While there is a low crime... (read more)
Do you not want my business?
My experience in Decatur has been a rather odd one. I have meet some really nice people, however I have wondered how anyone stays in business in this town. Here's a... (read more)
The City will rob you blind
I've lived here for over 20 yrs mostly due to a divorce decree by a judge that later resigned to keep from being impeached for taking bribes. The property taxes are... (read more)
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