Decatur is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 54,445 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Decatur is the eighth largest community in Alabama.
Decatur is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Decatur is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Decatur who work in sales jobs (11.13%), management occupations (9.37%), and office and administrative support (8.73%).
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.
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, 24.74% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Decatur in 2018 was $27,998, 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 $111,992 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 13.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Decatur include English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Decatur is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.