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North Decatur is a census-designated place (CDP) in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 16,698 at the 2010 census.
North Decatur is located at 33°48′11″N 84°17′24″W (33.803054, -84.290123).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km2), all land. The North Decatur CDP's boundaries are:
There is no true center to North Decatur; there are three commercial clusters at corners of the CDP:
Toco Hills, a de facto commercial center for several CDPs north of the city of Decatur, has grown from a country store in 1950, with a single gas pump and a pot-bellied stove, to multiple shopping centers, coffee houses, houses of worship and townhouses.
North Decatur primarily consists of 1950s and 1960s-era ranch homes, although condominiums are increasingly being developed in this community. Its proximity to Atlanta's Midtown and Buckhead districts, as well as Emory University and Decatur, makes it a desirable "in-town" location for what was originally developed as a suburban community.
As of the census of 2000, there were 15,270 people, 7,974 households, and 3,333 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,054.0 people per square mile (1,179.2/km2). There were 8,387 housing units at an average density of 1,677.4/sq mi (647.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 83.79% White, 8.04% African American, 0.25% Native American, 5.73% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.81% of the population.
There were 7,974 households, out of which 14.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.5% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 58.2% were non-families.