Decatur, GA

Census Place

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2022 Population
24,421
0.358% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.7
0.259% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.36%
12.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$129,992
5.16% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$654,400
12.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,989
0.561% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Decatur, GA had a population of 24.4k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $129,992. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Decatur, GA grew from 24,334 to 24,421, a 0.358% increase and its median household income grew from $123,617 to $129,992, a 5.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Decatur, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.23%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.61%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.23%).

None of the households in Decatur, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.2% of the residents in Decatur, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Decatur, GA are Agnes Scott College (306 degrees awarded in 2022), DeVry University-Georgia (281 degrees), and Columbia Theological Seminary (72 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Decatur, GA was $654,400, and the homeownership rate was 64.2%.

Most people in Decatur, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Decatur, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Decatur, GA is home to a population of 24.4k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.86% of Decatur, GA residents were born outside of the country (2.16k people).

In 2022, there were 4.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.1k people) in Decatur, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.2%
2022 Citizenship
95.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.2% of Decatur, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Decatur, GA was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Decatur, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.1k ± 856
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.53k ± 559
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.77k ± 532
7.9%
Hispanic Population
1.93k people

In 2022, there were 4.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.1k people) in Decatur, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.9% of the people in Decatur, GA are hispanic (1.93k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.86%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.16k people
8.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.09k people

As of 2022, 8.86% of Decatur, GA residents (2.16k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Decatur, GA was 8.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    297 ± 150
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    116 ± 80
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    98 ± 75

Decatur, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Decatur, GA employs 11k people. The largest industries in Decatur, GA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,254 people), Educational Services (1,850 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,032 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($155,729), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($141,618), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($134,911).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

11k
2022 Value
± 747
−0.561%
1 Year decline
± 9.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Decatur, GA declined at a rate of −0.561%, from 11.1k employees to 11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Decatur, GA, are Management Occupations (1,920 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,293 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,203 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Decatur, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11k
2022 Value
± 747
−0.561%
1 Year decline
± 9.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Decatur, GA declined at a rate of −0.561%, from 11.1k employees to 11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Decatur, GA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,254 people), Educational Services (1,850 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,032 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Decatur, GA, though some of these residents may live in Decatur, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$115,176
Median earning men ± $6,381
$80,086
Median earning women ± $7,251

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($162,500), Construction ($144,375), and Manufacturing ($139,107).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($141,833), Public Administration ($118,571), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($118,194).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Decatur, GA awarded 659 degrees. The student population of Decatur, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 305 male students and 1,499 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Decatur, GA are Black or African American (253 and 40.5%), followed by White (219 and 35%), Hispanic or Latino (59 and 9.44%), and Asian (36 and 5.76%).

The largest universities in Decatur, GA by number of degrees awarded are Agnes Scott College (306 and 46.4%), DeVry University-Georgia (281 and 42.6%), and Columbia Theological Seminary (72 and 10.9%).

The most popular majors in Decatur, GA are Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (91 and 13.8%), Information Technology (57 and 8.65%), and General Business (56 and 8.5%).

The median tuition cost in Decatur, GA for private four year colleges is $45,456.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Decatur, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 66.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,804 (16.9% men and 83.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,804 students enrolled in Decatur, GA, 16.9% men and 83.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 796 records, of which 80.7% were women and 19.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Decatur, GA was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 88 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 306 degrees awarded
  2. 281 degrees awarded
  3. 72 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Agnes Scott College with 306 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 150 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Decatur, GA, which is 0.295 times less than the 509 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 253 degrees mean that there were 1.16 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 219 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($45,456) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($640) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Decatur, GA was $654,400 in 2022, which is 2.32 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $583,900 to $654,400, a 12.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Decatur, GA is 64.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Decatur, GA have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Decatur, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$654,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$25,399
$5,812
Median Property Taxes
±$466

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Decatur, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Decatur, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.2%
Homeownership
2022
60.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.2% of the housing units in Decatur, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.2%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 227
  2. Census Tract 228

The following map shows all of the places in Decatur, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$129,992
Median Household Income
± $9,367
9.05k
Number of Households
± 685

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.05k households in Decatur, GA grew to $129,992 from the previous year's value of $123,617.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Decatur, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (53.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (30%)
  3. Public Transit (5.65%)

In 2022, 53.6% of workers in Decatur, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (30%) and those who used public transit to get to work (5.65%).

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Decatur, GA have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% of the workforce in Decatur, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Decatur, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Decatur, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.36% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Decatur, GA (1.5k out of 23.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Decatur, GA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.2% of the population of Decatur, GA has health coverage, with 66.4% on employee plans, 5.8% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 0.818% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, GA see 912 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.219% decrease from the previous year (914 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1690 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 299 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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912 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in DeKalb County, GA

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, GA see an average of 912 patients per year. This represents a 0.219% decrease from the previous year (914 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in DeKalb County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 32.2% under 18 years, 12.7% between 18 and 34 years, 41.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.75%
Uninsured
66.4%
Employer Coverage
5.8%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
0.818%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Decatur, GA grew by 0.393% from 3.74% to 3.75%.

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