Decatur is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 54,264 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Decatur is the eighth largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Decatur is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Decatur is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Decatur who work in sales jobs (11.83%), office and administrative support (10.26%), and management occupations (8.67%).
The population of Decatur overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Decatur, 24.66% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Decatur in 2010 was $25,737, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,948 for a family of four. However, Decatur contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Decatur is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Decatur home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Decatur residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Decatur also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Decatur include Irish, English, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Decatur is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.