Decatur, a town in Illinois, has a population of just under 74,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (18%) here than they do nationally (14%). Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 64% of residents own their homes. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $700/month, which is $352 a month less than the state average.
Compared to the national average, Decatur has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (23%). In addition, 9% have a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Decatur: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 21% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Decatur workers take home an average annual income of around $55K, about $22,000 less than the Illinois average. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
With an average commute time of about 18 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Decatur residents have found that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (39%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is not widely used. Few residents walk to work.
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