Decatur Metro Area, Illinois 

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Population

103,015

-2.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.6%

Median Age

41

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.3 / 5.3

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Decatur Metro Area, Illinois

Small agricultural/industrial town - East-central Illinois, 30 miles east of Springfield. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the Decatur metro area, 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

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Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Macon
Metro Area: Decatur Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately conservative
City: Decatur, Decatur township, 29 total
Zip Codes: 62521, 62526, 62522, 62549, 62535, 62501, 61756, 62573, 62513, 62544, 16 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 613 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Decatur Metro Area is 8.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Decatur Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur Metro Area's cost of living is 28.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Decatur Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Decatur metro area remained very strongly Republican, 57.7% to 40.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Decatur Metro Area's population is 103,015 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Decatur Metro Area is Real Estate: $95,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.9%.

SCHOOLS
Decatur Metro Area public schools spend $13,068 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in Decatur Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Decatur

It's a good time to buy in Decatur. Home Appreciation is up 8.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Decatur is $95,100.

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MAPS OF DECATUR METRO AREA, ILLINOIS
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ZIP CODES IN DECATUR METRO AREA, ILLINOIS
62521, 62526, 62522, 62549, 62535, 62501, 61756, 62573, 62513, 62544, 16 total

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