North Decatur, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Decatur, Georgia - Basic Facts

The North Decatur Census Designated Place had a population of 16,584 as of July 1, 2016. North Decatur ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Decatur is located at latitude 33.8073 and longitude -84.2889 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the North Decatur Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 994 feet.

The North Decatur Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403348) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The North Decatur Census Designated Place is located within Atlanta-Decatur Division of DeKalb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Decatur population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 16,584
Population in Households 16,542
Population in Familes 10,314
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 3,374
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 8,403
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 3,698
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,056 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,347 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 829 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $259,818
Average Home Value $300,111


Median Household Income $58,587
Average Household Income $84,735
Per Capita Income $42,843
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.52%
Households 0.0% 0.43%
Families 0.14% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.

North Decatur, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Decatur to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 61 90th
Population Density1 # 17 97th
Diversity Index2 # 329 47th
Median Household Income # 62 90th
Per Capita Income # 19 97th

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