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  7. Jobs
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North Decatur is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 17,298. North Decatur is in DeKalb County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in North Decatur offers residents an urban suburban mix 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
17,298

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$281,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,151
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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North Decatur Rankings

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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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in North Decatur

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,953
National
$55,322
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North Decatur Reviews

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It is the perfect location for me! I love the city, but don't want to be right downtown. It is so convenient to everything!
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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.
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.