Most Expensive Decatur Neighborhoods
Decatur is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 20,380 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Decatur is the 44th largest community in Georgia.
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 94.96% 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 (16.55%), teaching (12.80%) and office and administrative support (8.47%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.05% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Decatur, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Decatur is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Decatur area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Decatur, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Decatur is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 71.22% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Decatur in 2010 was $43,032, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,128 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, Scottish, European and French.
The most common language spoken in Decatur is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||7,987|
|DECATUR HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||59.18%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||40.82%|
|TYPE OF DECATUR HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||52.86%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||9.69%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||10.44%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||26.17%|
|SIZE OF DECATUR HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.55%|
|AGE OF DECATUR HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||16.10%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||25.50%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||34.98%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||23.42%|
|DECATUR REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$427,586|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,033|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $63,000||0.89%|
|$63,001 - $126,000||1.49%|
|$126,001 - $252,000||10.64%|
|$252,001 - $378,000||24.07%|
|$378,001 - $504,000||25.61%|
|$504,001 - $630,000||17.08%|
|$630,001 - $946,000||16.62%|
|$946,001 - $1,261,000||3.45%|
|PEOPLE OF DECATUR||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||8.70%|
|5 TO 17||17.34%|
|18 TO 24||9.41%|
|25 TO 34||12.81%|
|35 TO 54||30.43%|
|55 TO 64||10.86%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||10.45%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.31%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$77,202|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$43,032|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||16.18%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (21.72%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (19.59%)
Information Technology (6.61%)
Public Service (6.43%)
Real estate (2.03%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||22.22%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.21%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.78%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.57%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.17%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||English (18.04%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (88.38%)
African languages (2.70%)
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