The recently published “Diversity Report,” authored by Christian Perry and Casie Yoder, shows that in 2010 Decatur’s median household income was $70,000, about 30 percent higher than the national level of $53,800. The prosperity’s relatively recent because in 1980 Decatur’s median household income level was $43,500, or 19 percent lower than the national level of $54,000.
Decatur’s median income level rose by seven percent from 2000 to 2010, a period of national economic recession which saw the U.S. national median income level decrease by eight percent.
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