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2.94% growth
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0.45% decline
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0.27% growth
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5.03% growth


The economy of Decatur, GA employs 10,099 people. The economy of Decatur, GA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Information; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 2.62; 2.17; and 2.16 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Decatur, GA are Educational Services (2,031), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (1,887), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,310), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,250), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($80,276), and Transportation & Warehousing ($75,625).

Median household income in Decatur, GA is $81,598. Males in Decatur, GA have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,896. The income inequality of Decatur, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.516 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Decatur, GA. In DeKalb County, GA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 106 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,400. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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

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Decatur, GA is home to a population of 21,210 people, from which 95.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Decatur, GA is composed of 14,190 White residents (66.9%), 4,365 Black residents (20.6%), 959 Asian residents (4.52%), 815 Hispanic residents (3.84%), and 728 Two+ residents (3.43%). The most common foreign languages in Decatur, GA are African Languages (586 speakers), Spanish (519 speakers), and Chinese (153 speakers), but compared to other places, Decatur, GA has a relative high number of African Languages (586 speakers), Scandinavian (45 speakers), and Persian (73 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Decatur, GA awarded 1,086 degrees. The student population of Decatur, GA is skewed towards females, with 355 male students and 731 female students. Most students in Decatur, GA are Black or African American (619 and 57%), followed by White (286 and 26.3%), Hispanic or Latino (50 and 4.6%), and Unknown (41 and 3.78%). The largest universities in Decatur, GA by number of graduates are DeVry University-Georgia (806 and 74.2%), Agnes Scott College (217 and 20%), and Columbia Theological Seminary (63 and 5.8%). The most popular majors in Decatur, GA are Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (156 and 14.4%), General Business Administration & Management (83 and 7.64%), and Computer Systems Analysis (38 and 3.5%). The median tuition costs in Decatur, GA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $38,232 and $38,232 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, GA is $384,300, which is 1.87 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $365,900 to $384,300, a 5.03% increase. The homeownership rate of Decatur, GA is 63.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Decatur, GA have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Decatur, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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