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


-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.


Quick Facts About Decatur

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 10.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Decatur's population is 55,664 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.09 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Decatur is $127,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -4.40 percent.
    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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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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