Decatur, Georgia 

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+15.5% since 2020

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6.8 / 6.9

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Decatur, Georgia is located in DeKalb County and serves as the county seat for both DeKalb County and Fulton County. It has a population close to 20,500 individuals living within it’s 14 square miles area. Some notable attractions include Stone Mountain Park and Emory University’s main campus, both located about 20 minutes away by car from Decatur's downtown area. Regional center - North-central Georgia at the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains.
State: Georgia
County: DeKalb County
Metro Area: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Metro Area
City: Decatur
Zip Codes: 30030
Cost of Living: 1.8% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1034 ft above sea level

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Decatur, Ga Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Excellent housing
Growth and sprawl
Traffic and commutes
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What Bert Has To Say About Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Metro Area

The large, energetic and cosmopolitan Atlanta is a booming regional center for the growing and increasingly prosperous American South. Originally Atlanta was founded as a transportation crossroads, as railroads converged on its end-of-mountains location and radiated in all directions. Today’s Atlanta still plays that role, both for ground and air transport, as it originates more flights than any city except Chicago. But more generally, Atlanta has boomed, first as home to such giants as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines, and more recently as a vital regional and headquarters business center for large corporations. Home offices for Home Depot, UPS, CNN and Bellsouth are in the area, and almost any company you can think of has an operation here, and some are quite large.


The unemployment rate in Decatur is 2.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Decatur jobs have increased by 2.9%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 1.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Decatur's Cost of Living

May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Decatur, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, DeKalb county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 83.1% to 15.7%. More Voting Stats

Decatur's population is 24,334 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 15.5%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Decatur is Real Estate: $588,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 16.6%.

Decatur public schools spend $12,341 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 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 16.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Decatur is $588,900.
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Reviews for Decatur   9 Reviews
Nice and Quiet Area but has crime - 6/29/2017
I have lived in this city for over a year. Even though the area I live in is quiet and the neighbors are nice, the crime that happens around my area is terrible. It... Read More

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We Can Do Better - 11/25/2011
Depending on where you live in Decatur, you will have a different view of the city. Here in Georgia, you have the peculiar situation of having both a city of Decatur and... Read More

Relocation - 6/25/2010
I am currently living in Memphis, Tn. I am considering moving to Georgia! How is the job market there, and which cities do you recommend to consider buying a... Read More

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