DeKalb County, Alabama Population 2021

DeKalb County, Alabama's estimated population is 71,725 with a growth rate of 0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. DeKalb County, Alabama is the 20th largest county inAlabama. The 2010 Population was 71,163 and has seen a growth of 0.79% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202171,7251060.15%
202071,6191060.15%
201971,5131060.15%
201871,407-30-0.04%
201771,4373330.47%
201671,104170.02%
201571,087940.13%
201470,993810.11%
201370,912-32-0.05%
201270,944-421-0.59%
201171,3652020.28%
201071,16316,51230.21%
199054,6519931.85%
198053,65811,67727.81%
197041,9815641.36%
196041,417-3,631-8.06%
195045,0481,9734.58%
194043,0752,9717.41%
193040,1045,67816.49%
192034,4266,16521.81%
191028,2614,70319.96%
190023,5582,45211.62%
189021,1068,43166.52%
188012,6755,54977.87%
18707,126-3,579-33.43%
186010,7052,46029.84%
18508,2452,31639.06%
18405,9290.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.15% (106)
County Website
State
Founded
January 9, 1836
County Seat
2010 Population
71,163
Growth Since 2010
0.79% (562)
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DeKalb County, Alabama Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White60,92485.44%
Some Other Race6,1368.60%
Two or More Races1,7232.42%
Black or African American1,0391.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native8411.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5610.79%
Asian860.12%
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DeKalb County, Alabama Population by Race

DeKalb County, Alabama Population Pyramid $2021

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DeKalb County, Alabama Median Age

39.5


Total

38.7


Male

39.9


Female

DeKalb County, Alabama Adults

There are 53,800 adults, (11,883 of whom are seniors) in DeKalb County, Alabama.

DeKalb County, Alabama Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

DeKalb County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

35,992

50.47%

Male

35,318

49.53%

DeKalb County, Alabama Population by Age

DeKalb County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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DeKalb County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female50.9%49.1%
Non Family57.9%42.1%
Male69.1%30.9%
All71.5%28.5%
Married83.5%16.5%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

DeKalb County, Alabama Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,0402.771.5
Married14,1093.2783.5
Non Family7,6911.1657.9
Female2,9253.5250.9
Male1,3153.7969.1

3.26

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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DeKalb County, Alabama Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,59911.67%
9th to 12th Grade6,47313.49%
High School Graduate16,43134.24%
Some College8,76518.26%
Associates Degree4,4769.33%
Bachelors Degree3,7277.77%
Graduate Degree2,5195.25%
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DeKalb County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

DeKalb County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White41,27132,7695,773
Hispanic4,5361,336105
Other Race2,81279671
2+ Races792624162
Black76955969
Native American617584119
Islander2243333
Asian474712

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 25.53%.

DeKalb County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,013$37,330$24,854
Less Than 9th Grade$22,623$26,128$15,616
High School Graduate$30,264$38,306$21,962
Some College$32,291$44,476$26,299
Bachelors Degree$43,095$61,339$36,459
Graduate Degree$52,402$63,611$50,284

$31,013

Average Earnings

$37,330

Average Male

$24,854

Average Female

DeKalb County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

DeKalb County, Alabama Language by Age

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DeKalb County, Alabama Language

87.09% of DeKalb County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 12.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.64% of the population.

DeKalb County, Alabama Language

DeKalb County, Alabama Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White56,5189,10116.10%
Hispanic10,3634,91847.46%
Other6,1363,40155.43%
Multiple1,72242724.80%
Native84127232.34%
Black93914715.65%
Islander56111119.79%

21.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.30%

Male Poverty Rate

21.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeKalb County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Alabama is Other, with 55.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Alabama is Black, with 15.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.44%.

DeKalb County, Alabama Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.12%
High School16.08%
Some College11.61%
Bachelors or Greater6.62%

DeKalb County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.98%
Male Unemployed25.28%
Female Employed10.80%
Male Employed10.53%

DeKalb County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

DeKalb County, Alabama Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,440$56,390
Families$49,250$64,177
Married Families$55,630$72,486
Non Families$19,502$34,796
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Income by Household Type

DeKalb County, Alabama Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

DeKalb County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

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DeKalb County, Alabama 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 County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

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DeKalb County, Alabama Marital Status

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3,382

Number of Veterans

2,998

Male Veterans

384

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,315
First Gulf War635
Second Gulf War369
Korea234
World War II58

DeKalb County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74994
55 to 64837
75+763
35 to 54614
18 to 34174

DeKalb County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2406.81%
2+ Races10911.68%
Hispanic350.61%
Black273.18%
Native American60.92%

DeKalb County, Alabama Veterans by Race

DeKalb County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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12.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeKalb County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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55.1%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

DeKalb County, Alabama Employment by Age

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DeKalb County, Alabama Employment by Race

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DeKalb County, Alabama 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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67.00%

Born in DeKalb County, Alabama

92.70%

Native Born

7.30%

Foreign Born

6.15%

Non Citizen

1.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.70% of DeKalb County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 67.00% having been born in Alabama. 6.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

DeKalb County, Alabama Place of Birth

  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

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