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-Small-town atmosphere
-Cost of living and housing
-Stable employment


-Arts and culture
-Low future job growth

What Bert Has To Say About Decatur Metro Area

Decatur forms the bottom point of a 90-mile wide, 40-mile-tall diamond formed by Springfield to the west, Bloomington-Normal to the north, and Champaign-Urbana to the east. Common to the area, agriculture dominates the commercial activity and the local landscape. Agricultural processing giant Archer Daniels Midland has its headquarters in Decatur, and Caterpillar and agricultural processor Tate & Lyle also operate large plants.

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Quick Facts About Decatur

    The unemployment rate in Decatur is 7.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Decatur jobs have Increased by 0.80 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 23.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Decatur's population is 73,254 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -12.67 percent.
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Decatur is $81,875. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.36%.
    Decatur public schools spend $14,681 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.4 students per teacher in Decatur.

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It's a good time to buy in Decatur. Home Appreciation is up 1.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Decatur Real Estate.
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Hot in the summer; cold, windy, and cloudy in the

I was sent here by the company I worked for in the '90's and was not initially impressed with midwest living. However, over the years I got used to living in the "Pride... (Read More)



Has Changed not for the Better!!!

I grew up in Decatur and I still have family there, but it depresses me to see what it has become. It has a high unemployment rate, many business have closed or are run... (Read More)



Drive-thru liquor windows

If you enjoy drinking & driving, Decatur's fifteen drive-thru liquor windows, three times the # of drive-thru's than the ten largest cities in Illinois, COMBINED, will... (Read More)



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