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Decatur is a city in Morgan County. (The community straddles Morgan and Limestone counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the county seat.
The community was named for U.S. naval officer Commodore Stephen Decatur
The latitude of Decatur is 34.605N. The longitude is -86.983W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 561 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 54,239.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Decatur demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Morgan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Decatur area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35601 ZIP code.
10% of Decatur residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Decatur ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Decatur was $20,431, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Decatur residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Decatur, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $823.
Libraries in Decatur include Decatur Public Library, Wheeler Basin Regional Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Decatur include Decatur Daily
Morgan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Decatur political report.
The average commute time for Decatur workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Decatur between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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