Decatur demographics profile

StatisticDecaturGeorgiaNational
Population21,21010,099,320318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,78216791
Median age35.236.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.7:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1863%45%43%
Speak English88%86%79%
Speak Spanish3%8%13%
Decatur, GA has a population of 21,210 and is the 2,050th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,782 per sq mi which is 2765% higher than the Georgia average and 5178% higher than the national average. The median age in Decatur is 35 which is approximately 3% lower than the Georgia average of 36. In Decatur, 55% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 88% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 42% of Decatur residents were born in Georgia, 47% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Decatur is 2765% higher than Georgia.
  • The median age in Decatur is 3% lower than Georgia.
  • In Decatur 69.13% of the population is White.
  • In Decatur 21.11% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Decatur 4.52% of the population is Asian.

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Decatur population breakdown by race

RaceDecaturGeorgiaNational
White69.13%59.80%73.35%
Black or African American21.11%31.17%12.63%
Asian4.52%3.70%5.22%
American Indian0.35%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race4.11%2.20%3.06%
Other race0.73%2.79%4.75%
In Decatur, 3.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Decatur, GA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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