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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 24,569 people and 43 constituent neighborhoods, Decatur is the 46th largest community in Georgia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Decatur, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Decatur, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Decatur’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Decatur does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $123,617.00.

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.

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.

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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 25.16% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Decatur use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Decatur‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Decatur. 74.57% 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 $63,021, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $252,084 for a family of four.

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

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