Decatur, Alabama 

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Population

54,381

-0.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Median Income

$42,867

Median Home Price

$154,500

Median Age

39.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

6.2 / 6.5

summer / winter

AL Gifts

Best Places to Live in Decatur, Alabama

Mid-sized city - Extreme northern Alabama, 15 miles south of Tennessee border. May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Decatur, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Decatur, AL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Strong economy
Low unemployment
Educated population
Cons
Isolation
Infrastructure
Hot, humid summers


What Bert Has To Say About Huntsville Metro Area

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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Alabama
County: Morgan County
Metro Area: Huntsville Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately conservative
City: Decatur
Zip Codes: 35601 35603
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 644 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Decatur is 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Decatur jobs have increased by 2.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 23.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Decatur's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Morgan county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 73.8% to 24.6%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Decatur's population is 54,381 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Decatur is Real Estate: $154,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.3%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Decatur

It's a good time to buy in Decatur. Home Appreciation is up 20.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Decatur is $154,500.

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Reviews for Decatur   12 Reviews
Decatur, a Hidden Gem - 7/10/2021
I moved to Decatur from Huntsville about 6 months ago. I love it! Traffic is mostly light, even at rush hour. You have enough shopping amenities here you rarely have to... Read More

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Decatur, a Hidden Gem - 6/30/2021
I moved to Decatur three months ago from Huntsville and I am very satisfied with the city. Decatur boasts many amenities: on the river, surrounded on two sides by... Read More

Decatur is Decatur - 6/25/2019
I moved to Decatur from Huntsville a little over a year ago. I'm just not a big fan for a few reasons. #1 Brownsferry Nuclear Power Plant is exactly 10.43 miles from my... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN DECATUR, ALABAMA
35601 35603

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