Decatur, AL Population

By | February 2, 2019

Population: 53,929. Estimated population in July 2020: 54,909 (+1.8% change)
Males: 25,894 (48.0%), Females: 28,035 (52.0%)

Morgan County

Zip codes: 35601, 35603.

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $37,192
Median house value: $89,200

Races in Decatur:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.6%)
  • Black (19.6%)
  • Hispanic (5.6%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (16.1%), Irish (10.7%), English (9.9%), German (8.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), French (1.8%).

Elevation: 562 feet

Land area: 53.4 square miles

Map of Decatur, AL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Decatur

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur city

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

4.5% Foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,567 (+7.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Decatur:

  • DECATUR GENERAL HOSPITAL (1201 7TH STREET SE)
  • NORTH ALABAMA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (4218 HWY 31 OUTH)
  • PARKWAY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL (1874 BELTLINE RD SW)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Decatur:

  • HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD (about 16 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Abbreviation: HSV)
  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA RGNL (about 44 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Abbreviation: MSL)
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 73 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Abbreviation: BHM)

Other public-use airports nearest to Decatur:

  • PRYOR FIELD RGNL (about 6 miles; DECATUR, AL; Abbreviation: DCU)
  • ROUNTREE FIELD (about 14 miles; HARTSELLE, AL; Abbreviation: 5M0)
  • REDSTONE AAF (about 22 miles; REDSTONE ARSNL HUNTSVILLE, AL; Abbreviation: HUA)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Decatur:

  • JOHN C CALHOUN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,547; Location: HWY 31 N; Public; Website: www.calhoun.cc.al.us)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Decatur:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 26 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,795)
  • ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; NORMAL, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,886)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 39 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MUSCLE SHOALS (about 47 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,669)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA (about 54 miles; FLORENCE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,770)
  • BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; SUMITON, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,670)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 68 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,279)

Schools

Public high schools in Decatur:

  • AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,416; Location: 1625 DANVILLE RD SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,026; Location: 1011 PROSPECT DR SE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HORIZON HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 809 CHURCH ST NE; Grades: 08 – 12)

Private high schools in Decatur:

  • DECATUR HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACA (Students: 337; Location: 2014 SANDLIN RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 3211 SPRING AVENUE SW; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Decatur:

  • CEDAR RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 769; Location: 2715 DANVILLE RD SW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BROOKHAVEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 728; Location: 1302 5TH AVE SW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • OAK PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 692; Location: 1218 16TH AVE SE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PRICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 657; Location: 317 HIGHWAY 67 S; Grades: 06 – 11)
  • PRICEVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 614; Location: 438 CAVE SPRINGS ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SOMERVILLE ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 493; Location: 910 SOMERVILLE RD SE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JULIAN HARRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 479; Location: 1922 MCAULIFFE DR SW; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CHESTNUT GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 3205 CEDARHURST DR SW; Grades: KG – 05)
  • AUSTINVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 431; Location: 2320 CLARA AVE SW; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GORDON-BIBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 408; Location: 211 GORDON DR SE; Grades: KG – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Decatur:

  • ST ANN SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 240 JOHNSTON ST SE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 170; Location: 1413 GLENN STREET S W; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: 402 JOHNSTON ST SE; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Libraries in Decatur:

  • DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $742,390; Location: 504 CHERRY ST., NE; 104,182 books; 2,635 audio materials; 2,739 video materials; 126 serial subscriptions)
  • WHEELER BASIN REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $300,007; Location: 504 CHERRY STREET NE; 4,472 books)