Decatur, Illinois 

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Population

73,254

13% Decline

Unemployment Rate

7.8%

Median Income

$39,588

Avg. Home Price

$66,800

Best Places to Live in Decatur, Illinois

Small agricultural/industrial town - East-central Illinois, 30 miles east of Springfield
Pros
-Small-town atmosphere
-Cost of living and housing
-Stable employment
Cons
-Entertainment
-Arts and culture
-Low future job growth

Local Listings in Decatur, IL
 $59,897 
361 N Country Club Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1152 SqFt
 $59,897 
361 N Country Club Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1152 SqFt
 $60,988 
57 Southwood Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1326 SqFt
 $66,366 
3547 E Orchard Dr
Bed -1 | Bath 1.0 | 960 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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Macon County
Metro Area: Decatur Metro Area
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 7.8% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Decatur jobs have increased by 0.80%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 25.00% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Decatur's Cost of Living

POPULATION
Decatur's population is 73,254 people. Since 2000, it has had a population decline of 12.67%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Decatur is $66,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.78%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Decatur

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. Learn More...


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Housing Market in Decatur

It's a good time to buy in Decatur. Home Appreciation is up 10.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Decatur Real Estate or Find top agents 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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ZIP CODES IN DECATUR, ILLINOIS
62521 62526 62523

NEW LISTINGS IN DECATUR IL
$59,897
361 N Country Club Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$60,988
57 Southwood Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$66,366
3547 E Orchard Dr
Bed -1 | Bath 1.0 |

$64,200
2417 W Center St
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$71,650
107 Point Bluff Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.5 |

$69,900
4952 S Taylor Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 |

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