DeKalb, Illinois Population 2022

39,576
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DeKalb is a city located in Illinois. DeKalb has a 2020 population of 39,576. DeKalb is currently declining at a rate of -0.89% annually and its population has decreased by -1.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,290 in 2010.

The average household income in DeKalb is $63,151 with a poverty rate of 26.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $889 per month, and the median house value is $165,500. The median age in DeKalb is 25 years, 25 years for males, and 24.9 years for females.

DeKalb Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of DeKalbwas:

  • White: 71.76%
  • Black or African American: 13.64%
  • Two or more races: 5.91%
  • Other race: 4.87%
  • Asian: 3.70%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of DeKalb, Illinois is 39,576 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 40,290.

DeKalb, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,82771.76%
Black or African American5,86113.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native550.13%
Asian1,5883.70%
Some Other Race2,0914.87%
Two or More Races2,5395.91%
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DeKalb Population by Race

DeKalb Population Pyramid 2022

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DeKalb Median Age

25.1


Total

25.1


Male

25.2


Female

DeKalb Adults

There are 35,289 adults, (3,888 of whom are seniors) in DeKalb.

DeKalb Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

12.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Child Dependency Ratio

DeKalb Sex Ratio

Female

21,752

50.63%

Male

21,209

49.37%

DeKalb Population by Age

DeKalb Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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DeKalb Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.3%24.7%
All41.2%58.8%
Male40.5%59.5%
Non Family24.9%75.1%
Female21.4%78.6%

41.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

DeKalb Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,8392.4541.2
Married5,0743.375.3
Male6493.2740.5
Female2,0813.4521.4
Non Family8,0351.5924.9

3.22

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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DeKalb Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6923.20%
9th to 12th Grade1,1585.36%
High School Graduate4,83022.34%
Some College4,59621.26%
Associates Degree2,1199.80%
Bachelors Degree4,91822.75%
Graduate Degree3,30315.28%
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DeKalb Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

DeKalb Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American302727
Asian622592473
2+ Races715698401
White15,73014,8426,281
Black1,9091,815546
Hispanic2,7471,925505
Other Race1,059498146

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 97.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 90.00%.

DeKalb Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,755$42,267$26,504
Less Than 9th Grade$35,201$37,313$28,487
High School Graduate$27,173$37,457$21,498
Some College$30,791$40,038$24,100
Bachelors Degree$44,130$53,101$31,250
Graduate Degree$62,212$80,761$44,005

$35,755

Average Earnings

$42,267

Average Male

$26,504

Average Female

DeKalb Earnings by Educational Attainment

DeKalb Language by Age

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DeKalb Language

81.99% of DeKalb residents speak only English, while 18.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.98% of the population.

DeKalb Language

DeKalb Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian1,45195065.47%
Black4,6272,33450.44%
Native551832.73%
Hispanic6,0691,48124.40%
White25,0405,42821.68%
Other303NaN%
Multiple2,29833914.75%

26.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.18%

Male Poverty Rate

27.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeKalb

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeKalb is Asian, with 65.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeKalb is Multiple, with 14.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.92%.

DeKalb Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.28%
High School20.03%
Some College15.29%
Bachelors or Greater7.60%

DeKalb Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.86%
Male Unemployed48.95%
Female Employed22.71%
Female Unemployed55.13%

DeKalb Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

DeKalb Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,223$63,731
Families$67,155$84,528
Married Families$96,509-
Non Families$30,048$40,592
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Income by Household Type

DeKalb Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.1%

Male Marriage Rate

30.5%

Female Marriage Rate

DeKalb Married by Age and Sex

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DeKalb 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 45-54.

DeKalb Marital Status by Race

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DeKalb Marital Status

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1,581

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War459
First Gulf War310
Vietnam375
Korea127
World War II46

DeKalb Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34261
35 to 54523
55 to 64179
65 to 74307
75+311

DeKalb Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3935.41%
Black1293.13%
Other Race593.16%
Hispanic1423.04%

DeKalb Veterans by Race

DeKalb Veterans by Education

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7.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeKalb Veterans by Education

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67.7%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

DeKalb Employment by Age

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DeKalb Employment by Race

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DeKalb Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.89%

Born in DeKalb

90.82%

Native Born

9.18%

Foreign Born

6.22%

Non Citizen

2.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.82% of DeKalb residents were born in the United States, with 71.89% having been born in Illinois. 6.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

DeKalb Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18902,5790.00%
19005,9043,3258.63%
19108,1022,1983.22%
19207,871-231-0.29%
19308,5456740.82%
19409,1466010.68%
195011,7082,5622.50%
196018,4866,7784.67%
197032,94914,4635.95%
198033,1572080.06%
199034,9251,7680.52%
200039,0184,0931.11%
201043,8624,8441.18%
201143,505-357-0.81%
201243,148-357-0.82%
201342,791-357-0.83%
201442,434-357-0.83%
201542,077-357-0.84%
201641,720-357-0.85%
201741,363-357-0.86%
201841,006-357-0.86%
201940,649-357-0.87%
202040,290-359-0.88%
202139,933-357-0.89%
202239,576-357-0.89%

DeKalb Population by Year