Skip to Main Content
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
North Decatur is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 16,944. North Decatur is in DeKalb County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in North Decatur offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In North Decatur there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in North Decatur and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in North Decatur are above average.
About North Decatur...
Population
16,944

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$268,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,099
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for North Decatur
Get Rates
  • Get pre-approved for a home loan quickly.
  • Easy online application with $0 in lender fees.
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

North 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
Home Security Options for North Decatur
Learn More
  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in North Decatur

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,491
National
$55,322
Places like North Decatur
More

North Decatur Reviews

18 reviews
All Categories
There is almost everything you need within a couple of miles: dry cleaners (friendly), pet store (friendly and helpful), restaurants, movies (multiplex), great Ace hardware store, Home Depot, shoe repair. In the city of Decatur, there is a variety of good restaurants, yogurt and ice cream shops, public transportation is easily accessible, and there is a variety of single, non-chain stores selling jewelry, art, children's products, etc. I would like some better stores to move into the small mall nearby, but there is a Marshall's, Ross's, Burlington, and Macy's that could expand their inventory a bit.
Start Your Review of North Decatur
Rate It!
I’ve lived here most of my life. I consider this to be a safe neighborhood with diverse culture and insight. Affordability unfortunately has become an issue.
We pay for a patrol staffed by off duty DeKalb police and that has lowered crime in our neighborhood. If not for that we would not see a patrol car. When we did have the occasional car pass through, they wrote tickets for parking facing the wrong way. This is not a pass-through neighborhood and that's not a relevant issue as it would be on a busy street.