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Overview
Population:76,091
Pop. Change:-7%
State: Illinois
Metro Area: Decatur Metro Area
County: Macon County
City:Decatur
Zip Code:62521, 62526, ... 4 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 agricultural/industrial town  Location: East-central Illinois, 30 miles east of Springfield Elevation: 613 Time zone: Central Standard Time

PROCON
Small-town atmosphereEntertainment
Cost of living and housingArts and culture
Stable employmentLow future job growth

Interesting Facts about Decatur, Illinois

As of 2014, Decatur's population is 76,091 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -6.58 percent.

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The median home cost in Decatur is $77,500. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.90 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 21.70% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Decatur public schools spend $10,991 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.4 students per teacher in Decatur.

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The unemployment rate in Decatur is 10.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Decatur jobs have Increased by 1.43 percent.


Ranked #22 America's Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (117 Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #59 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #104 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #301 Best Green Cities
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Map Of Decatur

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Average Commute time is 17 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