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Population (year 2000): 53,929. Estimated population in July 2005: 54,909 (+1.8% change)
Males: 25,894 (48.0%), Females: 28,035 (52.0%)

Morgan County

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Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $37,192 (year 2000)
Median house value: $89,200 (year 2000)

Decatur, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Decatur:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.6%)
  • Black (19.6%)
  • Hispanic (5.6%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (16.1%), Irish (10.7%), English (9.9%), German (8.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), French (1.8%).Alabama

Elevation: 562 feet

Land area: 53.4 square miles

Decatur,

For population 25 years and over in Decatur

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Decatur city

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

4.5% Foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,567 (+7.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (74.0 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (504.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: AL (7.2 miles Trinity, Mooresville, AL (7.7 miles) , AL (8.2 miles Priceville, AL (10.2 miles Hartselle, AL (14.5 miles Athens, AL (14.6 miles Hillsboro, AL (14.8 miles Somerville, AL (15.4 miles Falkville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 197 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 1998: 225 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 1999: 185 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2000: 227 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2001: 179 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2002: 207 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2003: 205 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2004: 227 buildings, average cost: $137,300

Latitude: 34.58 N, Longitude: 86.98 W

Area code: 256

Decatur, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.6%), Educational,health and social services (18.0%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,010 (+18.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,232 (63.7%)

Crime in Decatur by Year

Type 1999 2003 2004
Murders 3 4 1
    per 100,000 5.6 7.4 1.9
Rapes 22 11 20
    per 100,000 40.8 20.4 37.1
Robberies 103 117 137
    per 100,000 191.0 217.0 254.0
Assaults 155 89 109
    per 100,000 287.4 165.0 202.1
Burglaries 719 780 710
    per 100,000 1333.2 1446.3 1316.5
Thefts 2,508 3,001 3,026
    per 100,000 4650.6 5564.7 5611.1
Auto thefts 146 176 185
    per 100,000 270.7 326.4 343.0
437.7 463.6 477.4

Average climate in Decatur, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Decatur,

Decatur-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 203% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Decatur city center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category 5 tornado 9.4 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

Birthplace of: Gary Knotts - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Detroit Tigers, born: Feb 12, 1977), Philip Rivers - 2005 NFL player (San Diego Chargers, born: Dec 8, 1981), Billy Allen - College basketball player (NC Asheville Bulldogs), Eric Allen - College basketball player (Kentucky Wildcats), Mandisa Stevenson - WNBA player (Seattle Storm, born: Feb 4, 1982), Tarrance Crump - College basketball player (Purdue Boilermakers).

Main business address for: HERITAGE FINANCIAL HOLDING (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Decatur:
  • DECATUR GENERAL HOSPITAL (1201 7TH STREET SE)
  • NORTH ALABAMA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (4218 HWY 31 OUTH)
  • PARKWAY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL (1874 BELTLINE RD SW)

Political contributions by individuals in Decatur, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Decatur:
  • HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD (about 16 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; ID: HSV)
  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA RGNL (about 44 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; ID: MSL)
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 73 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; ID: BHM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Decatur:
  • PRYOR FIELD RGNL (about 6 miles; DECATUR, AL; ID: DCU)
  • ROUNTREE FIELD (about 14 miles; HARTSELLE, AL; ID: 5M0)
  • REDSTONE AAF (about 22 miles; REDSTONE ARSNL HUNTSVILLE, AL; ID: HUA)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 125 $455,942 $43,770 21 $9,022
Judicial and Legal 14 $49,532 $42,456 1 $425
Other Government Administration 7 $26,092 $44,729 6 $18,832
Financial Administration 18 $61,731 $41,154 4 $8,229
Water Supply 27 $91,976 $40,878 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 25 $87,859 $42,172 6 $5,140
Gas Supply 15 $50,293 $40,234 0 $0
Electric Power 34 $133,289 $47,043 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7 $24,177 $41,446 1 $1,382
Parks and Recreation 75 $216,350 $34,616 55 $47,955
Sewerage 62 $176,529 $34,166 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 18 $59,658 $39,772 0 $0
Health 6 $15,624 $31,248 0 $0
Streets and Highways 62 $168,534 $32,619 0 $0
Correction 14 $31,494 $26,994 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $4,585 $27,510 0 $0
Firefighters 105 $378,964 $43,310 0 $0
Police - Other 7 $17,269 $29,604 0 $0
Totals for Government 623 $2,049,898 $39,484 94 $90,985
College/University in Decatur:
  • JOHN C CALHOUN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,547; Location: HWY 31 N; Public; Website: www.calhoun.cc.al.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Decatur:
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 26 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,795)
  • ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; NORMAL, AL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 39 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MUSCLE SHOALS (about 47 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; FT enrollment: 2,669)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA (about 54 miles; FLORENCE, AL; FT enrollment: 4,770)
  • BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; SUMITON, AL; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 68 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 3,279)
Public high schools in Decatur:
  • AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,416; Location: 1625 DANVILLE RD SW; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,026; Location: 1011 PROSPECT DR SE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HORIZON HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 809 CHURCH ST NE; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high schools in Decatur:
  • DECATUR HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACA (Students: 337; Location: 2014 SANDLIN RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 3211 SPRING AVENUE SW; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Decatur:
  • CEDAR RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 769; Location: 2715 DANVILLE RD SW; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BROOKHAVEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 728; Location: 1302 5TH AVE SW; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OAK PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 692; Location: 1218 16TH AVE SE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PRICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 657; Location: 317 HIGHWAY 67 S; Grades: 06 - 11)
  • PRICEVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 614; Location: 438 CAVE SPRINGS ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SOMERVILLE ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 493; Location: 910 SOMERVILLE RD SE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JULIAN HARRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 479; Location: 1922 MCAULIFFE DR SW; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CHESTNUT GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 3205 CEDARHURST DR SW; Grades: KG - 05)
  • AUSTINVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 431; Location: 2320 CLARA AVE SW; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GORDON-BIBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 408; Location: 211 GORDON DR SE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Decatur:
  • ST ANN SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 240 JOHNSTON ST SE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 170; Location: 1413 GLENN STREET S W; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: 402 JOHNSTON ST SE; Grades: PK - KG)
Libraries in Decatur:
  • DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $742,390; Location: 504 CHERRY ST., NE; 104,182 books; 2,635 audio materials; 2,739 video materials; 126 serial subscriptions)
  • WHEELER BASIN REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $300,007; Location: 504 CHERRY STREET NE; 4,472 books)
 

Decatur compared to Alabama state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Decatur:
  • WAJF (1490 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, AL; Owner: WAJF, INC.)
  • WHOS (800 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWTM (1400 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, AL; Owner: R & B COMMUNICATIONS,INC)
  • WYAM (890 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATIONS PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQAH (1310 AM; 1 kW; PRICEVILLE, AL; Owner: ABERCROMBIE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKAC (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: LIMESTONE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Strongest FM radio stations in Decatur:
  • WTAK-FM (106.1 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W234AD (94.7 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • W263AF (100.5 FM; MOORESVILLE, AL; Owner: ARCHIE C. BOBO, PERSONAL REP. OF DORSEY E. NEWMAN ESTATE)
  • W232AO (94.3 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: PORTER L. BATTS)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WEUP-FM (103.1 FM; MOULTON, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATES, SR. AND VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WWXQ (92.5 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • W287AD (105.3 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: JEFFREY S. CHUNN)
  • W238AD (95.5 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • WDRM (102.1 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W222AK (92.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • WAYH (88.1 FM; HARVEST, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Decatur:
  • WYAM-LP (Channel 56; DECATUR, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATION PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WTZT-LP (Channel 11; ATHENS, AL; Owner: WTZT-LP TELEVISION STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WMJN-LP (Channel 43; DECATUR, AL; Owner: FIRST CULLMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W66DH (Channel 66; DECATUR, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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