DeKalb County, Georgia Population 2018

DeKalb County, Georgia's estimated population is 753,253 with a growth rate of 4.05% 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
2017753,25329,3514.05%
2016723,902-22,788-3.05%
2016746,6909,2721.26%
2015737,41811,7711.62%
2014725,6478,3261.16%
2013717,3216,7170.95%
2012710,60410,9201.56%
2011699,6847,1121.03%
2010692,572146,73526.88%
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 American392,967
White252,162
Asian43,017
Two or More Races16,467
Some Other Race15,915
American Indian and Alaska Native3,319
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander55

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

DeKalb County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

DeKalb County, Georgia Median Age

35.2


Total

34


Male

36.4


Female

DeKalb County, Georgia Adults

There are 551,613 adults, (74,562 of which are seniors) in DeKalb County, Georgia.

DeKalb County, Georgia Age Dependency

51.8

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

DeKalb County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

379,714

52.45%

Male

344,188

47.55%

DeKalb County, Georgia Households and Families

DeKalb County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

DeKalb County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.8%27.2%
All54%46%
Non Family43.8%56.2%
Female42.5%57.5%
Male41.7%58.3%

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

DeKalb County, Georgia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All270,9032.6254
Non Family112,5271.3343.8
Married98,0363.4272.8
Female47,1393.7442.5
Male13,2013.7941.7

3.43

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

DeKalb County, Georgia Households

DeKalb County, Georgia Education

DeKalb County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade25,2615.20%
9th to 12th Grade30,2626.23%
High School Graduate101,30220.86%
Some College93,89619.34%
Associates Degree32,1716.62%
Bachelors Degree117,89424.28%
Graduate Degree84,82017.47%

DeKalb County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black253,310225,08367,170
White162,719157,457110,044
Hispanic33,53518,0105,925
Asian29,21323,22416,189
Other Race8,3944,6451,467
Multiple Races7,9046,9413,137
Native American1,9371,072151
Islander363223

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 67.63%.

DeKalb County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,506$39,179$34,730
Less Than High School$19,107$20,840$14,788
High School Grad$24,642$26,614$21,540
Some College$31,095$34,736$28,889
Bachelors Degree$50,216$57,945$44,794
Graduate Degree$65,273$80,741$57,115

$36,506

Average Earnings

$39,179

Average Male

$34,730

Average Female

DeKalb County, Georgia Language

DeKalb County, Georgia Language by Age

DeKalb County, Georgia Language

81.14% of DeKalb County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 18.86% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.91% of the population.

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black386,38983,06521.50%
Hispanic62,28820,25032.51%
White207,12617,6348.51%
Asian41,01910,27625.05%
Other15,5625,98838.48%
Multiple15,9953,94624.67%
Native3,2941,67550.85%
Islander5547.27%

18.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.01%

Male Poverty Rate

19.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia is Native, with 50.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia is Islander, with 7.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.34%.

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.72%
High School19.55%
Some College14.45%
Bachelors or Greater5.79%

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.57%
Male Unemployed30.90%
Female Employed9.35%
Male Employed8.02%

DeKalb County, Georgia Income

DeKalb County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,623$77,787
Families$62,009$91,359
Married Families$89,278$117,863
Non Families$41,592$56,002

DeKalb County, Georgia Marital Status

DeKalb County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.4%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

DeKalb County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by War

39,617

Number of Veterans

33,912

Male Veterans

5,705

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam12,018
First Gulf War9,747
Second Gulf War6,536
Korea2,430
World War II1,375

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5413,728
55 to 649,137
65 to 747,327
75+5,876
18 to 343,549

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black25,1308.56%
White13,4036.64%
Hispanic7301.85%
2 or More5245.23%
Asian2860.86%
Indian1868.23%
Other790.81%
Hawaiian922.50%

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Education

9.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeKalb County, Georgia Employment Status

DeKalb County, Georgia Employment by Age

69%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

DeKalb County, Georgia Employment by Race

DeKalb County, Georgia Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990