Decatur, Illinois 

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Population

73,505

-3.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.8%

Best Places to Live in Decatur, Illinois

Small agricultural/industrial town - East-central Illinois, 30 miles east of Springfield. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Decatur, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Small-town atmosphere
-Cost of living and housing
-Stable employment
Cons
-Entertainment
-Arts and culture
-Low future job growth

Local Listings in Decatur
 $94,500 
134 W Karen Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1522 SqFt
 $28,000 
1077 E Curtis Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1940 SqFt
 $58,000 
4026 Nottingham Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 877 SqFt

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

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Illinois
County: Macon County
Metro Area: Decatur Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Decatur
Zip Codes: 62521 62526 62523
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 613 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Decatur is 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Decatur jobs have increased by 1.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 30.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Decatur's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Decatur, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Macon county voted Republican in 2016, 2012 and 2004, and Democratic in 2008 and 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Decatur's population is 73,505 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 3.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Decatur is $62,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.2%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
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. More Education


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Housing Market in Decatur

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Reviews for Decatur   14 Reviews
Hot in the summer; cold, windy, and cloudy in the - 3/14/2013
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

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Has Changed not for the Better!!! - 2/22/2012
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 - 12/18/2011
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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62521 62526 62523

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NEW LISTINGS IN DECATUR
$94,500
134 W Karen Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$28,000
1077 E Curtis Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$58,000
4026 Nottingham Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$99,900
4156 N Sunderland Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$29,900
3675 N Meadowlark Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$54,900
1624 N Summit Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$134,900
2355 W Forest Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

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