Income/capita 16%
Household income 23%
Unemployment 3%
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Income per capita$24,962$24,736$29,829
Median household income$42,602$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$58,909$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,987$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$31,814$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$20,536$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate4.8%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level20.8%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Decatur is 16% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Decatur is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Decatur is 3% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Decatur is 37% higher than the national average

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      Decatur employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.6%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector24.5%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services1.9%4.0%
      Wholesale & retail services16.1%17.5%
      Public administration4.5%4.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.1%0.8%
      Education, health & social services7.5%32.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mooresville, AL69$113,125104.5%
      Madison, AL46,396$95,42372.5%
      Priceville, AL3,060$92,85767.8%
      Trinity, AL2,110$70,56827.6%
      Hartselle, AL14,475$54,2481.9%
      Decatur, AL55,419$42,60223.0%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hempstead, NY55,454$56,2391.7%
      Anderson, IN55,342$34,44137.7%
      Belleville, ON55,515n/a 
      Weymouth Town, MA55,601$69,74426.1%
      South Hill, WA55,194$76,62438.5%
      Decatur, AL55,419$42,60223.0%
      Source: The Decatur, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).