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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataAlabama

Social Statistics

Decatur, Alabama

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school13,297100.0
Nursery school, preschool1,0087.6
Kindergarten7765.8
Elementary school (grades 1-8)6,43548.4
High school (grades 9-12)2,81021.1
College or graduate school2,26817.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over35,427100.0
Less than 9th grade2,4867.0
9th to 12th grade, no diploma4,60013.0
High school graduate (includes equivalency)9,50526.8
Some college, no degree8,33523.5
Associate degree2,1005.9
Bachelor's degree5,76816.3
Graduate or professional degree2,6337.4
Percent high school graduate or higher80.0(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher23.7(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over42,375100.0
Never married9,71222.9
Now married, except separated23,61855.7
Separated9292.2
Widowed3,2107.6
Female
2,6786.3
Divorced4,90611.6
Female
2,8766.8
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years774100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren44357.2
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over40,256100.0
Civilian veterans5,30613.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years12,129100.0
With a disability1,0168.4
Population 21 to 64 years31,007100.0
With a disability6,41220.7
Percent employed
51.5(X)
No disability24,59579.3
Percent employed
75.7(X)
Population 65 years and over6,657100.0
With a disability3,14247.2
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over50,385100.0
Same house in 199526,00651.6
Different house in the U.S. in 199523,57246.8
Same county
14,67929.1
Different county
8,89317.7
Same state
4,3748.7
Different state
4,5199.0
Elsewhere in 19958071.6
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population53,953100.0
Native51,53695.5
Born in United States
51,25795.0
State of residence
36,49867.6
Different state
14,75927.4
Born outside United States
2790.5
Foreign born2,4174.5
Entered 1990 to March 2000
1,6233.0
Naturalized citizen
9051.7
Not a citizen
1,5122.8
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)2,412100.0
Europe2098.7
Asia31112.9
Africa00.0
Oceania70.3
Latin America1,85576.9
Northern America301.2
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over50,385100.0
English only47,37894.0
Language other than English3,0076.0
Speak English less than 'very well
2,0274.0
Spanish
2,2254.4
Speak English less than "very well"
1,6533.3
Other Indo-European languages
4720.9
Speak English less than "very well"
1610.3
Asian and Pacific Island languages
2010.4
Speak English less than "very well"
1400.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population53,953100.0

Total ancestries reported

47,65588.3
Arab880.2
Czech1630.1
Danish390.1
Dutch5080.9
English5,3579.9
French (except Basque)19601.8
French Canadian1990.2
German4,6338.6
Greek660.1
Hungarian580.1
Irish15,77910.7
Italian6961.3
Lithuanian620.1
Norwegian2030.4
Polish4340.8
Portuguese270.1
Russian710.1
Scotch-Irish1,5182.8
Scottish8481.6
Slovak320.1
Subsaharan African2990.6
Swedish1640.3
Swiss440.1
Ukrainian140.0
United States or American8,66816.1
Welsh3020.6
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)370.1
Other ancestries16,58630.7
(X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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