Decatur, AL Demographics

The total population of Decatur is estimated to be 57,525 with 29,042 males (50.49%) and 28,483 females (49.51%). There are 559 less females than males in Decatur.
The median household income in Decatur was $56,790 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 931(1.67%) from $55,859 in 2020. This income is 76.12% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Decatur sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $71,420. Overall, the median household income for the city of Decatur stands at $56,790.
In Decatur, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $41,142 for males and $25,743 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $54,778 for males and $37,098 for females.
In Decatur, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, American Indian and Alaska Native households have the highest median household income at $88,724, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $37,547.
In 2022, the population of Decatur was 57,922, a 0.55% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Decatur's population was 57,605, a decline of 0.26% compared to a population of 57,757 in 2020.
The median age in Decatur, AL is 40.6, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 18.73% were under the age of 15, 18.31% aged 15 to 29, 43.99% aged 30 to 64, 16.79% aged 65 to 84, and 2.18% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Decatur population: 64.98% are White, 23.13% are Black or African American, 0.13% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.35% are Asian, 0.06% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 6.91% are some other race and 4.44% are multiracial.