Decatur County GA Information


Decatur County Subdivisions

Decatur County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,443
Population in Households 26,432
Population in Familes 22,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,011
Population Density1 46
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 10,385
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 7,186
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,438 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,947 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,933 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $98,552
Average Home Value $140,874


Median Household Income $32,137
Average Household Income $46,913
Per Capita Income $18,285
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.19%
Households -0.01% -0.06%
Families -0.15% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Decatur County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Decatur County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 66 59th
Population Density1 # 98 39th
Diversity Index2 # 38 76th
Median Household Income # 129 19th
Per Capita Income # 115 28th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.