DeKalb County, Georgia Population 2020

DeKalb County, Georgia's estimated population is 765,498 with a growth rate of 0.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. DeKalb County, Georgia is the 3rd largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020765,4984,4700.59%
2019761,0284,4700.59%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.59%
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Founded
December 9, 1822
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DeKalb County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American401,08553.97%
White256,54634.52%
Asian45,3226.10%
Two or More Races20,7622.79%
Some Other Race13,5421.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,6610.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2690.04%

DeKalb County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

DeKalb County, Georgia Median Age

35.6


Total

34.4


Male

36.8


Female

DeKalb County, Georgia Adults

There are 568,921 adults, (85,571 of whom are seniors) in DeKalb County, Georgia.

DeKalb County, Georgia Age Dependency

53.8

Age Dependency Ratio

17.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

DeKalb County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

391,316

52.65%

Male

351,871

47.35%

DeKalb County, Georgia Households and Families

DeKalb County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

DeKalb County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.7%26.3%
All54.3%45.7%
Male45.3%54.7%
Non Family43.2%56.8%
Female42.5%57.5%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All277,7572.6354.3
Non Family115,0411.3443.2
Married101,1593.473.7
Female48,0403.7742.5
Male13,5173.7745.3

3.42

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

DeKalb County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24,4774.86%
9th to 12th Grade31,0536.17%
High School Graduate104,71320.80%
Some College91,69018.21%
Associates Degree33,1846.59%
Bachelors Degree125,58324.95%
Graduate Degree92,71918.42%

DeKalb County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black264,534235,95774,995
White166,181161,642114,968
Hispanic32,92317,9176,828
Asian31,27324,30117,032
Multiple Races10,0098,8954,357
Other Race7,1594,3481,582
Native American3,0781,840362
Islander15815322

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 69.18%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,836$42,231$36,474
Less Than High School$20,237$21,836$16,648
High School Grad$26,333$28,895$23,854
Some College$32,666$37,493$30,300
Bachelors Degree$52,693$62,660$46,527
Graduate Degree$70,016$83,975$62,073

$39,836

Average Earnings

$42,231

Average Male

$36,474

Average Female

DeKalb County, Georgia Language

DeKalb County, Georgia Language by Age

DeKalb County, Georgia Language

80.96% of DeKalb County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 19.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.76% of the population.

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black394,34876,54419.41%
Hispanic62,77617,19727.39%
White211,68914,7756.98%
Asian43,5848,57119.67%
Other13,2934,94437.19%
Multiple20,2404,21720.83%
Native5,6201,63429.07%
Islander26912646.84%

16.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.61%

Male Poverty Rate

17.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia is Islander, with 46.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia is White, with 6.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.47%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.48%
High School16.97%
Some College12.99%
Bachelors or Greater5.15%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.96%
Male Unemployed27.39%
Female Employed8.57%
Male Employed6.93%

DeKalb County, Georgia Income

DeKalb County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,280$86,969
Families$70,930$103,152
Married Families$100,305$132,681
Non Families$45,495$60,978

DeKalb County, Georgia Marital Status

DeKalb County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.3%

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

36,795

Number of Veterans

31,607

Male Veterans

5,188

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam11,208
First Gulf War9,793
Second Gulf War6,682
Korea2,021
World War II986
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5412,432
55 to 648,295
65 to 747,534
75+5,715
18 to 342,819
Name Veterans % of Total
Black23,4917.73%
White12,0205.87%
Hispanic8382.18%
2 or More6775.46%
Asian2540.71%
Indian2326.69%
Other1151.38%
Hawaiian63.82%

$DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Education

8.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeKalb County, Georgia Employment Status

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

DeKalb County, Georgia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

46.12%

Born in Georgia

83.61%

Native Born

16.39%

Foreign Born

9.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

83.61% of DeKalb County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 46.12% having been born in Georgia. 9.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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