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Overview
Population:55,664
Pop. Change:4%
State: Alabama
Metro Area: Decatur Metro Area
County: Morgan County
City:Decatur
Zip Code:35601, 35603, ... 2 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Decatur's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Decatur Metro Area

Profile: Small industrial city  Location: Extreme northern Alabama along the Tennessee River Elevation: 590 Time zone: Central Standard Time

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Nearby water recreationArts and culture
Low crime rateLow educational attainment

Interesting Facts about Decatur, Alabama

As of 2014, Decatur's population is 55,664 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.09 percent.

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The median home cost in Decatur is $127,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -4.40 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 10.20% Lower than the U.S. average.

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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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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.


Ranked #23 America's Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (117 Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #46 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #209 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #373 Best Green Cities
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Map Of Decatur

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Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Decatur's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes