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
386,772
53%
50.8
Male
348,099
47%
49.2
Total Population
734,871
 
321,419,000

Dekalb County, GA Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
53,357
7.3% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
46,213
6.3% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
48,162
6.6% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
41,517
5.6% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
50,189
6.8% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
122,419
16.7% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
108,668
14.8% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
100,679
13.7% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
44,810
6.1% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
40,544
5.5% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
49,072
6.7% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
20,198
2.7% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
9,043
1.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
561,529
76.4%
77.1
Female
301,336
53.7%
51.4
Male
260,193
46.3%
48.6
21 Years and over
535,689
72.9%
72.9
62 Years and over
100,841
13.7%
18.3
65 Years and over
78,313
10.7%
14.9
Female
46,361
59.2%
55.9
Male
31,952
40.8%
44.1
Median Age (years)
36
NR
NR

Dekalb County, GA Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
719,628
97.9% 
96.9
White
255,926
34.8% 
73.1
Black or African American
397,016
54.0% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
5,917
0.8% 
0.8
Asian
43,858
6.0% 
5.4
Asian Indian
13,696
1.9% 
1.2
Chinese
5,817
0.8% 
1.3
Filipino
1,066
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
710
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
3,229
0.4% 
0.5
Vietnamese
5,864
0.8% 
0.5
Other Asian
13,476
1.8% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
70
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
16,841
2.3% 
4.8
Two or More Races
15,243
2.1% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
64,515
8.8% 
17.6
Mexican
33,468
4.6% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
4,570
0.6% 
1.7
Cuban
1,980
0.3% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
24,497
3.3% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
670,356
91.2% 
82.4

Dekalb County, GA Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
26,275
5.3% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
34,046
6.9% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
100,211
20.2% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
93,657
18.9% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
32,153
6.5% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
121,469
24.5% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
87,622
17.7% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
60,321
12.2%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
435,112
87.8%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
209,091
42.2%
30.6

Dekalb County, GA Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
255,902
43.6%
33.5%
Now Married
223,318
38.0%
47.5
Divorced
64,958
11.1%
11.0%
Separated
15,932
2.7%
2.1
Widowed
27,029
4.6
5.8%

Dekalb County, GA Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
549,094
80.6%
78.5%
Languages other than english
132,420
19.4%
21.5%
Spanish
56,189
8.2%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
25,237
3.7%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
23,241
3.4%
3.5%
Other Languages
27,753
4.1%
1.0%

Dekalb County, GA Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
17,870
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
12,913
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
29,613
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
26,586
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
39,609
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
52,861
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
29,228
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
35,100
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
14,218
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
18,633
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
54,057
 
55,775
Per capita income
30,731
 
29,979

Dekalb County, GA Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
299
0.1%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
38,742
10.5%
9.8
Construction
17,516
4.8%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
84,330
22.9%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
24,590
6.7%
6.5
Information
14,897
4.0%
2.1
Manufacturing
21,144
5.7%
10.3
Other services except public administration
17,409
4.7%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
58,068
15.8%
11.3
Public administration
19,332
5.2%
4.6
Retail trade
39,635
10.8%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
24,691
6.7%
5.1
Wholesale trade
7,784
2.1%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
21,034
5.7%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
162,263
44.0%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
39,187
10.6%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
87,197
23.7%
23.6%
Service occupations
58,756
15.9%
18.0%

Dekalb County, GA Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
358,977
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
259,645
72.3%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
36,679
10.2%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
28,843
8.0%
5.2
Walked
8,007
2.2%
2.8
Other means
5,238
1.5%
1.8
Worked at home
20,565
5.7%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
32.0
 
26.0

Dekalb County, GA Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
24,358
8.8%
8.9
1 vehicles
114,948
41.6%
33.5
2 vehicles
99,256
35.9%
37.2
3 or more
38,069
13.8%
20.3

Dekalb County, GA Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
276,631
89.8%
87.7
Owner Occupied
147,729
53.4%
63.0
Renter Occupied
128,902
46.6%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
31,502
10.2%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
1
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
6
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Dekalb County, GA Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
308,133
1 room
8,037
2.6%
2.3
2 rooms
4,110
1.3%
2.5
3 rooms
19,081
6.2%
9.0
4 rooms
49,817
16.2%
16.6
5 rooms
64,403
20.9%
20.0
6 rooms
51,200
16.6%
17.9
7 rooms
36,792
11.9%
12.1
8 rooms
31,957
10.4%
8.5
9 rooms or more
42,736
13.9%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Dekalb County, GA Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
308,133
 
 
1-unit, detached
171,870
55.8%
61.4
1-unit, attached
19,431
6.3%
5.8
2-units
2,765
0.9%
3.7
3 or 4 units
13,869
4.5%
4.5
5 to 9 units
26,242
8.5%
4.8
10 to 19 units
30,551
9.9%
4.6
20 or more units
42,334
13.7%
8.8
Mobile home
1,071
0.3%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Dekalb County, GA Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
12,726
4.1%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
9,594
3.1%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
27,324
8.9%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
50,784
16.5%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
49,326
16.0%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
52,978
17.2%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
44,309
14.4%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
55,580
18.0%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
3,949
1.3%
2.5%
2014 or later
1,563
0.5%
0.5%

Dekalb County, GA Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
165,552
59.8%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
1,961
0.7%
4.7
Electricity
107,868
39.0%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
288
0.1%
5.1
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
174
0.1%
2.0
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
106
0.0%
0.5
No fuel used
682
0.2%
1.2

Dekalb County, GA Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
112,851
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
1,123
1.0%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
6,785
6.0%
6.8%
$3,000 or more
8,920
7.9%
9.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
13,697
12.1%
11.8%
$500 to $999
20,746
18.4%
20.5%
$1,500 to 1,999
22,789
20.2%
20.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
38,791
34.4%
29.2%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
49,183
43.9%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
15,077
13.5%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
12,020
10.7%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
8,386
7.5%
7.3%
35.0% or more
27,347
24.4%
22.3%
Not Computed
838
NR
NR

Dekalb County, GA Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
126,537 
 
41,410,200 
$2,500 to $2,999
500
0.4%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
1,224
1.0%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
3,039
2.4%
4.1%
Less than $500
3,855
3.0%
11.0%
$1,500 to $1,999
15,167
12.0%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
50,638
40.0%
27.9%
$500 to $999
52,114
41.2%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
2,365
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
1,057
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
12,315
9.9%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
16,464
13.3%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
18,468
14.9%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
13,355
10.8%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
10,374
8.4%
9.2%
35.0% or more
53,082
42.8%
41.4%
Not Computed
4,844
NR
NR

Dekalb County, GA Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
147,729
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
5,234
3.5%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
28,290
19.1%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
26,728
18.1%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
20,900
14.1%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
23,397
15.8%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
27,265
18.5%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
14,324
9.7%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
1,591
1.1%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
176,800
 
194,500
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