Decatur

Decatur

Founded in 1823, it mixes a little history combined with the conveniences of the modern world.

Welcome to Decatur

Located in DeKalb County, there is always something going on in the city of Decatur. For that reason and because of its closeness to Atlanta, many people often mistake it for just another Atlanta neighborhood, but the city of about 20,000 people stands on its own as one of the best places to live in the metro area. Founded in 1823, Decatur mixes a little history combined with the conveniences of the modern world, and the locals love it.


Overview for Decatur, GA

16,369 people live in Decatur, where the median age is 40.4 and the average individual income is $62,343. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

16,369

Total Population

40.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$62,343

Average individual Income

Brookhaven Housing Market Trends

What is the housing market like in Brookhaven today?

The Brookhaven housing market remains very competitive, with homes receiving an average of two offers and selling within approximately 24 days. Despite a slight dip in home prices, the market shows resilience and robust activity.

In April 2024, the median sale price of homes in Brookhaven was $670K, reflecting a 1.1% decrease from the previous year. However, the median sale price per square foot has increased by 1.4%, reaching $283. This indicates that while overall prices have slightly decreased, the value per square foot has appreciated, suggesting a continued demand for quality properties.

The market's brisk pace is evident as homes in Brookhaven typically sell after 24 days on the market, a slight increase from 22 days last year. This minor uptick in days on the market indicates a steady but highly active market where properties are still moving quickly.

Key Market Indicators

  • Median Sale Price: $669,950 (-1.1% year-over-year)
  • Number of Homes Sold: 76 (+40.7% year-over-year)
  • Median Days on Market: 24 (+2 days year-over-year)

Around Decatur, GA

There's plenty to do around Decatur, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

11
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
24
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
28
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kaylee's Candy Boutique, Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance, and Body Connection Pilates + More.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.11 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.18 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.8 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.15 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Decatur, GA

Decatur has 7,818 households, with an average household size of 2.07. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Decatur do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,369 people call Decatur home. The population density is 3,332.95 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

16,369

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.4

Median Age

46.95 / 53.05%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,818

Total Households

2.07

Average Household Size

$62,343

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Decatur, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Decatur. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Laurel Ridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Druid Hills Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
International Community School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5

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