A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$365,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$887
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Decatur Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    63
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    58
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    587
    1
  • Theft
    2,579
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    296
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,970
National
$53,889
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Decatur Reviews

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Decatur is centrally located to major shopping areas, local food places and hospitals. There are 2 large hospitals within 10 minutes of down-town Decatur. The school system is one of the best in the Country and there is always something to do on the square in town. There are festivals for adults and children and on Saturday nights in May, June and July there are free concerts on the Square. A popular club is Eddie's Attic where Sugarland, John Mayer and the Indigo Girls got their careers going. It's great!
Review Decatur
Small city within a big city with great schools, restaurants and people. Lots of charm on old houses. The downtown area always has something to do whether it's festivals, restaurants or just a stroll. The public transit is in the center so you get to Atlanta easy or drive. The farmers market is around the corner and there's lots of trails for walking or bike riding. It's the place to be!
Decatur is a great community. It's currently being gentrified. Decatur has a great mix of culture and suburb. There are great small communities, filled with young professionals. Decatur, a great place to raise a family(There's been a good amount of young professional families buying houses in the area. Education is very important here. There's a daycare, Montessori school, private school, or tutoring facility on every corner. Decatur is a short 20-minute drive from the busy metro Atlanta area. Downtown Decatur, which is a Metro train stop; has a small shopping and dining area. Dining is something you won't worry about, Decatur is home to some of the best fine dining, BBQ, Soul Food, and Fusion restaurants.
In conclusion, Decatur is a great quite place to live, and raise a family.