Dekalb County, GA Demographic Data

Dekalb County, GA Summary

Dekalb County is located in Georgia
  • Population: 707,089
  • Area: 271.14 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 267.58 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 3.56 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 2,607.81 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 870.73 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Dekalb County, GA Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
389,993
53%
50.8
Male
350,328
47%
49.2
Total Population
740,321
 
323,128,000

Dekalb County, GA Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
53,628
7.2% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
49,994
6.8% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
45,460
6.1% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
42,217
5.7% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
49,216
6.6% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
124,232
16.8% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
106,730
14.4% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
99,856
13.5% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
46,189
6.2% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
40,510
5.5% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
52,192
7.0% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
21,779
2.9% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
8,318
1.1% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
564,723
76.3%
77.2
Female
303,144
53.7%
51.3
Male
261,579
46.3%
48.7
21 Years and over
537,598
72.6%
73.1
62 Years and over
106,164
14.3%
18.8
65 Years and over
82,289
11.1%
15.2
Female
48,734
59.2%
55.8
Male
33,555
40.8%
44.2
Median Age (years)
35
0.0%
0.0

Dekalb County, GA Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
722,941
97.7% 
96.8
White
259,015
35.0% 
72.6
Black or African American
403,352
54.5% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
5,253
0.7% 
0.8
Asian
45,634
6.2% 
5.4
Asian Indian
13,938
1.9% 
1.2
Chinese
9,718
1.3% 
1.3
Filipino
2,047
0.3% 
0.9
Japanese
769
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
2,838
0.4% 
0.4
Vietnamese
2,764
0.4% 
0.6
Other Asian
13,560
1.8% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
101
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
9,586
1.3% 
5.1
Two or More Races
17,380
2.3% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
63,287
8.5% 
17.8
Mexican
32,181
4.3% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
5,835
0.8% 
1.7
Cuban
2,902
0.4% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
22,369
3.0% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
677,034
91.5% 
82.2

Dekalb County, GA Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
23,775
4.8% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
30,805
6.2% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
104,011
20.8% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
89,807
18.0% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
34,589
6.9% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
123,236
24.7% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
93,583
18.7% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
54,580
11.0%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
445,226
89.1%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
216,819
43.4%
31.2

Dekalb County, GA Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
253,176
42.8%
33.7%
Now Married
225,868
38.2%
47.5
Divorced
70,262
11.9%
11.0%
Separated
15,453
2.6%
2.0
Widowed
26,480
4.5
5.8%

Dekalb County, GA Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
553,424
80.6%
78.4%
Languages other than english
133,269
19.4%
21.6%
Spanish
52,248
7.6%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
31,805
4.6%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
21,858
3.2%
3.5%
Other Languages
27,358
4.0%
1.1%

Dekalb County, GA Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
20,683
7.4%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
11,506
4.1%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
26,461
9.4%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
27,607
9.8%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
39,579
14.1%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
50,845
18.1%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
31,311
11.1%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
37,047
13.2%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
16,545
5.9%
5.8
$200,000 or more
19,772
7.0%
6.4
Median household income
56,109
 
57,617
Per capita income
32,350
 
31,128

Dekalb County, GA Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
407
0.1%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
37,761
10.1%
9.8
Construction
17,958
4.8%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
86,604
23.3%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
24,614
6.6%
6.6
Information
13,719
3.7%
2.1
Manufacturing
19,155
5.1%
10.1
Other services except public administration
16,010
4.3%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
65,424
17.6%
11.4
Public administration
16,706
4.5%
4.6
Retail trade
38,838
10.4%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
25,650
6.9%
5.2
Wholesale trade
9,228
2.5%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
24,346
6.5%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
164,049
44.1%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
40,133
10.8%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
85,758
23.0%
23.3%
Service occupations
57,788
15.5%
18.1%

Dekalb County, GA Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
363,612
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
262,127
72.1%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
39,401
10.8%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
29,594
8.1%
5.1
Walked
5,884
1.6%
2.7
Other means
5,587
1.5%
1.8
Worked at home
21,019
5.8%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
31.9
 
26.6

Dekalb County, GA Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
24,552
8.7%
8.7
1 vehicles
111,969
39.8%
33.2
2 vehicles
99,558
35.4%
37.1
3 or more
45,277
16.1%
21.0

Dekalb County, GA Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
281,356
90.7%
87.6
Owner Occupied
142,545
50.7%
63.1
Renter Occupied
138,811
49.3%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
28,853
9.3%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
4
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.5

Dekalb County, GA Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
310,209
1 room
4,479
1.4%
2.4
2 rooms
5,052
1.6%
2.7
3 rooms
23,488
7.6%
9.1
4 rooms
49,560
16.0%
16.5
5 rooms
62,791
20.2%
19.8
6 rooms
50,243
16.2%
17.8
7 rooms
37,058
11.9%
12.0
8 rooms
31,066
10.0%
8.6
9 rooms or more
46,472
15.0%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Dekalb County, GA Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
310,209
 
 
1-unit, detached
171,781
55.4%
61.5
1-unit, attached
20,484
6.6%
5.9
2-units
3,532
1.1%
3.6
3 or 4 units
13,486
4.3%
4.4
5 to 9 units
34,844
11.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
28,639
9.2%
4.4
20 or more units
35,740
11.5%
9.0
Mobile home
1,673
0.5%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
30
0.0%
0.1

Dekalb County, GA Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
10,072
3.2%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
12,173
3.9%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
27,805
9.0%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
45,618
14.7%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
59,079
19.0%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
51,059
16.5%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
43,922
14.2%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
52,728
17.0%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
4,329
1.4%
2.8%
2014 or later
3,424
1.1%
1.4%

Dekalb County, GA Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
169,375
60.2%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
1,956
0.7%
4.7
Electricity
108,607
38.6%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
222
0.1%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
353
0.1%
1.9
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
153
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
690
0.2%
1.1

Dekalb County, GA Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
105,025
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
1,383
1.3%
1.6%
$2,500 to $2,999
7,384
7.0%
7.0%
$3,000 or more
10,060
9.6%
10.3%
$2,000 to $2,499
11,939
11.4%
11.8%
$500 to $999
16,191
15.4%
20.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
21,918
20.9%
20.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
36,150
34.4%
28.8%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
49,427
47.4%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
16,164
15.5%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
10,438
10.0%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
6,070
5.8%
7.0%
35.0% or more
22,183
21.3%
21.3%
Not Computed
743
0.0%
0.0%

Dekalb County, GA Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
135,754 
 
41,631,300 
$3,000 or more
434
0.3%
1.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
554
0.4%
1.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
2,674
2.0%
4.4%
Less than $500
4,919
3.6%
10.7%
$1,500 to $1,999
17,416
12.8%
11.9%
$500 to $999
52,819
38.9%
41.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
56,938
41.9%
28.3%
No Cash Rent
3,057
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
1,065
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
14,053
10.6%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
17,325
13.0%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
17,659
13.3%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
13,231
10.0%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
14,119
10.6%
9.0%
35.0% or more
56,537
42.5%
40.7%
Not Computed
5,887
0.0%
0.0%

Dekalb County, GA Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
142,545
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
5,614
3.9%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
20,132
14.1%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
26,078
18.3%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
19,319
13.6%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
22,564
15.8%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
30,641
21.5%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
16,607
11.7%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
1,590
1.1%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
200,500
 
205,000
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