Decatur

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Overview for Decatur, GA

33,628 people live in Decatur, where the median age is 36.5 and the average individual income is $56,886.52. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

33,628

Total Population

36.5 years

Median Age

High

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

$56,886.52

Average individual Income

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Welcome to Decatur

 
An artistic and charming Atlanta suburb in high demand
 
Decatur is one of the most beautiful, in-demand neighborhoods surrounding Atlanta. Starting with a charmingly walkable town square surrounded by local boutiques, the neighborhood stretches into a tree-lined paradise with some of the most lovely homes in the region, featuring Craftsman bungalows and Farmhouse estates. 
 
Decatur hosts an annual art festival and is known for its truly excellent public school district.
 

What to Love

 
  • Charming neighborhoods and small-town feel
  • Town square with many boutique shops
  • Many local farm-to-table restaurants
  • Excellent public schools
  • On the MARTA subway system

Local Lifestyle

 
Decatur is an affluent neighborhood with an inclusive community. For those who love boutique shopping and farm-to-table restaurants, you'll find everything your heart desires in the downtown square alongside beautiful historic buildings. Decatur has a creative vibe and local artwork on display, culminating in the widely celebrated annual Decatur Arts Festival, where families from every corner of Decatur gather in the square to celebrate local artists and dance to live music.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
Aside from beautiful craftsman neighborhoods, Decatur's best features are the independent boutique shops and delightful farm-to-table restaurants. The Brick Store Pub is the heart of Decatur's downtown activity, having breathed new life into Decatur's nightlife since it opened in 1997. The Brick Store Pub is a gorgeous two-story brick and wood structure with some of the best beer in the county and classic pub food with a farm-fresh twist.
 
For some of Atlanta's best tacos, head to Taqueria del Sol, which features deliciously fresh-made ingredients and an indoor-outdoor dining experience in light blue. You're bound to be impressed no matter your favorite kind of tacos and authentic Mexican cuisine.
 
For a vegetarian experience that is out of this world, explore the menu of Chai Patti, a restaurant with beautiful platters of Indian street food and a great variety of vegetarian options. For a pork-friendly experience, stop by The Iberian Pig, or fill up on delicious Mediterranean fare at Café Lily.
 

Things to Do

 
Decatur is a lively place with a mild climate, so there's always a community event or festival around the corner. One of the biggest bashes in Decatur is the Decatur Art Festival. Local artists, hand-crafted goods, and endless delicious food stalls set the stage for live music for three days of fun that most look forward to every Spring.
 
You could also join the community for the Decatur Book Festival, another multi-day event with many activities, book stands, and visiting authors from around the country to share talks and autographs with local reading enthusiasts and their friends and family.
 
You can also find live music every week at Eddie's Attic, one of Atlanta's oldest and most prestigious live music venues and a great place to grab a burger.
 

Schools

 
Decatur is full of incredible public schools as well as many sought-after preschools and private schools for all ages.
 
Public Schools
 
  • Decatur City Schools: K-12
  • Clairemont Elementary 
  • Oakhurst Elementary
  • Glennwood Elementary
  • Decatur High 
  • Decatur Middle 
  • Westchester Elementary
 
Preschools
 
  • Decatur Montessori 
  • International Montessori Academy 
  • The Smarties Academy
  • Decatur Presbyterian Children’s Community
  • Holy Trinity Preschool 
  • Sand Preschool
 
Private Schools
 
  • The Waldorf School of Atlanta
  • Saint Thomas More Catholic 
  • The Friends School of Atlanta
  • The Paideia School

 


Demographics and Employment Data for Decatur, GA

Decatur has 12,855 households, with an average household size of 3. 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. 33,628 people call Decatur home. The population density is 4,248.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

33,628

Total Population

High

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

36.5

Median Age

46.5 / 53.5%

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
12,855

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$56,886.52

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

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

Around Decatur, GA

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

93
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
78
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
54
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Spindle, Triumph Training, and Jazzercise - Decatur.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.1 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.07 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.13 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.66 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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
The Friends School Of Atlanta
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Waldorf School Of Atlanta
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
The Ellis School Of Atlanta
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Fifth Avenue Upper Elementary School
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
5/5
Clairemont Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Glennwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Talley Street Upper Elementary School
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
5/5
Decatur First Umc Weekday Childrens Ministries
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Community School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Renfroe Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Winnona Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Oakhurst Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Westchester Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Decatur Presbyterian Children's Community
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Academe Of The Oaks
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available

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