DeKalb County, Georgia Population 2019

DeKalb County, Georgia's estimated population is 752,088 with a growth rate of 0.62% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. DeKalb County, Georgia is the 4th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018756,5584,4700.59%
2017752,0884,6060.62%
2016747,48212,7121.73%
2015734,7709,7311.34%
2014725,0397,3031.02%
2013717,7367,2211.02%
2012710,51512,2111.75%
2011698,3045,8330.84%
2010692,471146,63426.86%
1990545,83762,81313.00%
1980483,02467,63716.28%
1970415,387158,60561.77%
1960256,782120,38788.26%
1950136,39549,45356.88%
194086,94216,66423.71%
193070,27826,22759.54%
192044,05116,17058.00%
191027,8816,76932.06%
190021,1123,92322.82%
189017,1892,69218.57%
188014,4974,48344.77%
187010,0142,20828.29%
18607,806-6,522-45.52%
185014,3283,86136.89%
184010,4674254.23%
183010,0420.00%

DeKalb County, Georgia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American397,343
White254,989
Asian44,568
Two or More Races19,619
Some Other Race14,409
American Indian and Alaska Native4,891
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander247

DeKalb County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2019

DeKalb County, Georgia Median Age

35.5


Total

34.3


Male

36.7


Female

DeKalb County, Georgia Adults

There are 562,768 adults, (81,746 of whom are seniors) in DeKalb County, Georgia.

DeKalb County, Georgia Age Dependency

53

Age Dependency Ratio

17

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

DeKalb County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

387,117

52.59%

Male

348,949

47.41%

DeKalb County, Georgia Households and Families

DeKalb County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

DeKalb County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.5%27.5%
All54.1%45.9%
Male44.2%55.8%
Non Family43.7%56.3%
Female42.6%57.4%

54.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All273,6142.6454.1
Non Family113,0251.3443.7
Married99,7623.4472.5
Female47,4553.7642.6
Male13,3723.7544.2

3.44

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

DeKalb County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade25,5365.14%
9th to 12th Grade30,6296.16%
High School Graduate104,88621.09%
Some College94,57119.02%
Associates Degree32,0916.45%
Bachelors Degree121,25424.38%
Graduate Degree88,28817.76%

DeKalb County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black260,049231,31871,011
White164,873159,844111,811
Hispanic33,55418,1696,062
Asian30,61324,00016,647
Multiple Races9,3188,3443,830
Other Race7,6054,7001,516
Native American2,7021,586277
Islander804124

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 67.82%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,230$40,612$35,344
Less Than High School$20,012$21,523$15,717
High School Grad$25,267$27,264$22,430
Some College$31,783$35,786$29,343
Bachelors Degree$50,842$60,263$45,215
Graduate Degree$66,891$81,627$58,798

$37,230

Average Earnings

$40,612

Average Male

$35,344

Average Female

DeKalb County, Georgia Language

DeKalb County, Georgia Language by Age

DeKalb County, Georgia Language

81.01% of DeKalb County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 18.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.82% of the population.

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black390,67979,41320.33%
Hispanic62,95218,45629.32%
White209,66516,5787.91%
Asian42,5738,79320.65%
Other14,1035,09436.12%
Multiple19,1274,63124.21%
Native4,8581,57632.44%
Islander24731.21%

17.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.62%

Male Poverty Rate

18.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia is Other, with 36.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia is Islander, with 1.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.84%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.65%
High School18.45%
Some College13.95%
Bachelors or Greater5.46%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.15%
Male Unemployed28.93%
Female Employed8.87%
Male Employed7.49%

DeKalb County, Georgia Income

DeKalb County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,876$82,139
Families$65,702$96,749
Married Families$93,192$124,060
Non Families$43,679$58,470

DeKalb County, Georgia Marital Status

DeKalb County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

Female Marriage Rate

DeKalb County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

DeKalb County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

DeKalb County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans

38,009

Number of Veterans

32,433

Male Veterans

5,576

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam11,644
First Gulf War9,391
Second Gulf War6,510
Korea2,241
World War II1,167

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black24,0638.02%
White12,7446.25%
Hispanic8712.22%
2 or More5374.66%
Asian3200.92%
Indian2387.66%
Other991.11%
Hawaiian87.41%

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Education

9.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeKalb County, Georgia Employment Status

69%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in DeKalb County, Georgia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Atlanta 4204254725225209712.39%
Brookhaven493125244431326.35%
Dunwoody462814888426035.62%
Chamblee268132830614935.57%
Decatur1963322813318016.20%
Clarkston12101127426415.30%
Doraville9957105015445.46%
Stone Mountain583563284938.45%
Avondale Estates295431501966.64%
Lithonia19852082974.89%
Pine Lake730762324.38%
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