Decatur, Alabama is a town with a population of just under 56,000. The city's population, with an average age of just under 39, ranks around the middle compared to other cities in Alabama, which has an average age of 38. Home ownership is more common than renting in Decatur, and 39% of residents rent. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $672 per month, which is $134 per month less than the state average.
There are three primary industries in Decatur: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 21% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, making it the top career path in the city. Decatur workers take home an average annual income of around $57,000, about $5,000 less than the Alabama average. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Twelve percent of Decatur residents older than 25 have a Bachelor's degree, while 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.
Averaging about 23 minutes, the commute time for Decatur residents is faster than the state average of about 25 minutes. Many residents (40%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't used widely. Not many commuters walk to work.