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Alabama > All counties > Morgan County > Decatur City
Decatur, AL

City
Population 2000: 53,929
Square miles: 53.41
Metro area: Decatur



2000 CENSUS DATA
DECATUR AL US
HOUSING UNITS
Number Number Number
Total housing units 24,002
RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS
Number Pct Pct Pct
Renter-occupied housing units 7,859 32.7 24.4 30.8
Number Number Number
Average number of household members 2.21 2.25 2.36
Average number of rooms 4.13 4.44 4.04
Average number of vehicles 1.21 1.27 1.19
Median year structure was built 1976 1973 1969
Median year householder moved in 1998 1998 1998
Median rent ($) 357 339 519
Median rent asked for vacant units ($) 392 334 469
Number Pct Pct Pct
Rent includes utilities 1,190 15.1 14.9 16.5
Number Number Number
Rent as a pct of household revenue 24 25 26
OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS
Number Pct Pct Pct
Owner-occupied housing units 13,989 58.3 64.1 60.2
Number Number Number
Average number of household members 2.55 2.59 2.71
Average number of rooms 6.51 6.21 6.30
Average number of vehicles 1.70 1.54 1.64
Median year structure was built 1973 1976 1971
Median year householder moved in 1991 1991 1991
Median value ($) 88,700 76,700 111,800
Number Pct Pct Pct
With mortgage or contract to purchase 8,961 64.1 46.7 55.4
With second mortgage, equity loan 2,088 14.9 9.7 12.7
Number Number Number
Median price asked for vacant housing ($) 74,800 67,000 89,600
Monthly cost, with mortgage ($) 823 816 1,088
Monthly cost, without mortgage ($) 218 228 295
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census; ePodunk

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