Decatur, Illinois 

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Population

70,007

-3.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

10.3%

Median Age

39

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.3 / 5.3

summer / winter

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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.

Decatur, IL 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
Small-town atmosphere
Cost of living and housing
Stable employment
Cons
Entertainment
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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Macon County
Metro Area: Decatur Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
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 10.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Macon county remained very strongly Republican, 57.7% to 40.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Decatur's population is 70,007 people. Since 2020, 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 Real Estate: $67,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.2%.

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

It's a good time to buy in Decatur. Home Appreciation is up 8.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Decatur is $67,700.

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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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ZIP CODES IN DECATUR, ILLINOIS
62521 62526 62523

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