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Pros

-Strong economy
-Low unemployment
-Educated population

Cons

-Isolation
-Infrastructure
-Hot, humid summers


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Huntsville is a surprising and up-and-coming research, technology and high-tech manufacturing center in extreme north Alabama. It is known as the “Space Capital of America,” a role that started in the 1940’s when a U.S. senator brought famed German scientists, including Dr. Wernher von Braun, to a local U.S. Army arsenal to continue their work.



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Quick Facts About Decatur


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Decatur is 6.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Decatur jobs have Decreased by 0.85 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 19.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Decatur's population is 55,437 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 13.69 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 14 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Decatur is $85,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.21 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Decatur public schools spend $10,689 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.8 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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