Decatur, GA
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Living in Decatur

Decatur is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 24,928 people and 43 constituent neighborhoods, Decatur is the 46th largest community in Georgia. Much of the housing stock in Decatur was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Decatur economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Decatur, where the median household income is $114,615.00.

Decatur home prices are not only among the most expensive in Georgia, but Decatur real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Decatur is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Decatur is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Decatur who work in management occupations (17.89%), business and financial occupations (10.88%), and teaching (9.76%).

Of important note, Decatur is also a city of artists. Decatur has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Decatur’s character.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Decatur has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Also of interest is that Decatur has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Decatur telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.83% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Decatur is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Decatur, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Decatur. 73.54% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Decatur in 2018 was $56,424, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,696 for a family of four. However, Decatur contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Decatur is a very 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. Important ancestries of people in Decatur include English, German, Irish, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Decatur is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.