Decatur has the 364th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 3.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Decatur area is 6%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Decatur has the 259th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Decatur is below average at $41,430, and the median cost of a home in Decatur is $81,200, which is below the national average. 21% of workers in Decatur hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Decatur. 84% of Decatur workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Decatur spend an average of 16 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.