Decatur, Alabama, in Morgan county, is 108 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is part of the Huntsville metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 53,929 people people live in Decatur.
In Decatur, about 55% of adults are married.
In 2000, Decatur had a median family income of $47,574. Overall, families in Decatur are likely to be financially secure. It turns out that people in the city tend to be educated, and a lot of them are college grads.
In 2004, George W. Bush garnered more political contributions ($39,620) in Decatur than did the other Presidential candidates. The Republican party was the top fund-raiser among political parties in the city.
Of the houses, apartments, etc. in Decatur, about 64% are lived in by their owners, not renters. The average property tax bill in the city is higher than that of most other communities in Alabama.
In Decatur, 96% of commuters drive to work. Decatur is designed with driving in mind. It's not a great city for public transportation.
Decatur strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):
|Affordability of Property Taxes |
|Racial Diversity |
|Affordability of Rents |
|Well-Paid Single Men |
|Well-Paid Single Women |
|College Educated Adults |
|Walking and Biking to Work |
|Short Commute Times |
|Median Family Income |
Counselors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Strong support groups and sober friends are very helpful for recovering Alcoholics after rehab. Alcoholics Anonymous provides meetings that recovering alcoholics can attend to help stay focused on their sobriety. You can find AA meetings at the following locations in Decatur: