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0.32% decline
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2.67% growth
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0.8% decline
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2.33% growth


The economy of Decatur, AL employs 23,890 people. The economy of Decatur, AL is specialized in Manufacturing; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Utilities, which employ respectively 2.09; 1.71; and 1.71 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Decatur, AL are Manufacturing (4,815), Retail trade (3,550), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,034), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,917), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($53,750), and Educational Services ($42,317).

Median household income in Decatur, AL is $42,602. Males in Decatur, AL have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,541. The income inequality of Decatur, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Decatur, AL. In Morgan County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 54 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,990. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Decatur, AL is from the county of Morgan County, AL.

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Decatur, AL is home to a population of 55,419 people, from which 94.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Decatur, AL is composed of 34,360 White residents (62%), 11,777 Black residents (21.3%), 7,065 Hispanic residents (12.7%), 1,552 Two+ residents (2.8%), and 351 Asian residents (0.63%). The most common foreign languages in Decatur, AL are Spanish (5,512 speakers), Hindi (129 speakers), and French Creole (90 speakers), but compared to other places, Decatur, AL has a relative high number of Other Native North American (44 speakers), Hindi (129 speakers), and Spanish (5,512 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Huntsville, AL Metro Area awarded 5,624 degrees. The student population of Huntsville, AL Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 2,426 male students and 3,198 female students. Most students in Huntsville, AL Metro Area are White (3,358 and 59.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,533 and 27.3%), Unknown (152 and 2.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (122 and 2.17%). The largest universities in Huntsville, AL Metro Area by number of graduates are University of Alabama in Huntsville (1,640 and 29.2%), John C Calhoun State Community College (1,570 and 27.9%), and Athens State University (819 and 14.6%). The most popular majors in Huntsville, AL Metro Area are General Business Administration & Management (242 and 4.3%), Registered Nursing (224 and 3.98%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (180 and 3.2%). The median tuition costs in Huntsville, AL Metro Area are $15,714 for private four year colleges, and $8,996 and $19,766 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Decatur, AL is $127,100, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $124,200 to $127,100, a 2.33% increase. The homeownership rate of Decatur, AL is 60.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Decatur, AL have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Decatur, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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