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Welcome to Decatur ...
The pronunciation of Decatur: dee-KAY-ter<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Decatur has a population of 54,405 people<4> (see below for details).
Decatur was established in 1821.
The community of Decatur is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Decatur lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Decatur: (256) & (938)<6>
The ZIP codes for Decatur: 35601-35603, 35609, 35699<7>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Decatur had a population of 55,683 people (which is 46.6% of the total population of Morgan County). This makes Decatur the county's most populous community.
The population of Decatur represents 1.16% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 55,683 people, the population of Decatur increased 3.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 53,929 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Decatur had an population of 54,405 people. This is a decrease of 2.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.88% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Decatur.
Communities near Decatur ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Decatur and not the distance as if you drove.<8>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Decatur.
Communities Also Named Decatur ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Decatur - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Decatur.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Decatur:
Websites for Decatur ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Decatur ...
Looking for more information about Decatur? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Decatur, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Decatur.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Decatur: www.digitaldecatur.com/
The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 14 Jan 2019