Decatur has the 528th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Decatur area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Decatur has the 285th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Decatur is below average at $41,120, and the median cost of a home in Decatur is $123,500, which is below the national average. 23% of workers in Decatur hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 81% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Decatur. 86% of Decatur workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 3% walk. People in Decatur spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.