Decatur 79 Exceptional
Decatur Livability #52 ranked city in Georgia#4,553 ranked city in the USARanks better than 84% of areas
A+ Decatur Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Decatur Cost of Living Cost of living is 34% higher than Georgia
12525% more expensive than the US average
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Decatur cost of living
A+ Decatur Crime Total crime is 58% lower than Georgia
Total crime
1,14154% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8854% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-55%Year over year crime is down
Decatur crime
B Decatur Employment Household income is 60% higher than Georgia
Median household income
$81,59847% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$44,34749% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%17% lower than the US average
Decatur employment
C Decatur Housing Home value is 152% higher than Georgia
Median home value
$384,300108% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$8946% lower than the US average
Home ownership
63%equal to the US average
Decatur real estate or Decatur rentals
F Decatur Schools HS graduation rate is 16% higher than Georgia
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
38%22% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:110% lower than the US average
Decatur K-12 schools
A Decatur User Ratings There are a total of 15 ratings in Decatur
Overall user rating
82% 15 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
84% 14 total surveys
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      Living in Decatur, GA

      Decatur is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. The city has a population of 21,210 inhabitants. Decatur has a population density of 4,782 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. The majority of Decatur residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Decatur is known to be family friendly as more than 78% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 38% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Decatur is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Georgia, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Decatur and in the areas around Decatur is a much easier task.

      Decatur has a livability score of 74/100 and is ranked #79 in Georgia and #6,156 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Decatur ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B+) and employment (B). There are some categories that Decatur scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and education (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Decatur, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Decatur gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 171 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Decatur. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Decatur are affordable. The median home price for Decatur homes is $384,300, which is 152.2% higher than the Georgia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Decatur, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.7, which is 56.7% higher than the Georgia average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Decatur will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Decatur, the year-over-year appreciation rates were -3.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 11.8%.

      Decatur transportation information

      Average one way commute26min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work67.5%79.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.3%10.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit5.1%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle2.0%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk5.4%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home12.2%5.1%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Decatur, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).