DeKalb County, Alabama Population 2024

72,336

DeKalb County, Alabama's estimated 2024 population is 72,336 with a growth rate of 0.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. DeKalb County, Alabama is the 20th largest county in Alabama. The 2010 population was 71,133 and has seen a growth of 1.69% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202973,1811690.23%
202873,0121690.23%
202772,8431690.23%
202672,6741690.23%
202572,5051690.23%
202472,3361690.23%
202372,1671690.23%
202271,9981690.24%
202171,8291810.25%
202071,6481420.2%
201971,506760.11%
201871,430-11-0.02%
201771,4413250.46%
201671,116510.07%
201571,0651020.14%
201470,963820.12%
201370,881-32-0.05%
201270,913-422-0.59%
201171,3352020.28%
201071,133
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%
18405,929-67,252-91.9%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.23% (169)
County Website
DeKalb County
State
Alabama
County Seat
2010 Population
71,133
Area
777 mi²
Density
93 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
1.69% (1,203)
Founded
January 9, 1836

DeKalb County, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White59,10282.45%
Other race6,4438.99%
Two or more races3,5094.9%
Native American1,0981.53%
Black or African American1,0431.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander4130.58%
Asian720.1%
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

DeKalb County, Alabama Population by Race

DeKalb County, Alabama Population Pyramid 2024

DeKalb County, Alabama Median Age

39.6

Total

38.9

Male

40.1

Female

DeKalb County, Alabama Adults

There are 54,534 adults, (12,374 of whom are seniors) in DeKalb County, Alabama.

DeKalb County, Alabama Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

DeKalb County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female35,83349.99%
Male35,84750.01%

DeKalb County, Alabama Population by Age

DeKalb County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All25,6902.7573.926.1
Married14,3393.3283.916.1
Non Family7,5531.1661.138.9
Female2,6973.759.440.6
Male1,1013.8366.533.5
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3.32

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

73.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

DeKalb County, Alabama Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

DeKalb County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 81.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.09%.

DeKalb County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,837

Average Earnings

$42,249

Average Male

$26,261

Average Female

DeKalb County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

DeKalb County, Alabama Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

DeKalb County, Alabama Language

86.43% of DeKalb County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 13.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.89% of the population.

DeKalb County, Alabama Language

DeKalb County, Alabama Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White55,7658,44115.14%
Hispanic10,8624,95945.65%
Other6,4433,24750.4%
Multiple3,50170019.99%
Black94327228.84%
Native1,09822120.13%
Islander26420477.27%
Asian721622.22%
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20.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.17%

Male Poverty Rate

22.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeKalb County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Alabama is Islander, with 77.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Alabama is White, with 15.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.11%.

DeKalb County, Alabama Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.88%
High School15.22%
Some College13.84%
Bachelors or Greater7.01%
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DeKalb County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed21.88%
Male Unemployed18.64%
Female Employed10.49%
Male Employed10.26%
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DeKalb County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

DeKalb County, Alabama Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

DeKalb County, Alabama Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

DeKalb County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

DeKalb County, Alabama Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,209

Number of Veterans

2,981

Male Veterans

228

Female Veterans

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DeKalb County, Alabama Veterans by War

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DeKalb County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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DeKalb County, Alabama Veterans by Race

DeKalb County, Alabama Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeKalb County, Alabama Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

DeKalb County, Alabama Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

DeKalb County, Alabama Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

DeKalb County, Alabama Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.33%

Born in DeKalb County, Alabama

92.64%

Native Born

7.36%

Foreign Born

6.01%

Non Citizen

1.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.64% of DeKalb County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 67.33% having been born in Alabama. 6.01% 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

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