A town located in Georgia, North Decatur has a population of just over 16,000. Young professionals will feel welcome, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just over 41, skews older than most cities in Georgia. Residents are fairly evenly split between owning (51%) and renting (49%) their home despite paying roughly $217 per month more in rent than the state average.
Compared to the national average (7%), North Decatur has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 20% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. In addition, 28% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many North Decatur residents work in one of four industries: education, retail, scientific, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 37% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in management, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. North Decatur workers take home an average annual income of just over $84,000, more than those elsewhere in Georgia. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Averaging about 31 minutes, the commute time for North Decatur residents is longer than the state average of about 28 minutes. Many residents (45%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is used by just 4% of the population. Relatively few commuters (2%) walk to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
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