DeKalb County, Georgia Population 2024

764,205

DeKalb County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 764,205 with a growth rate of 0.16% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. DeKalb County, Georgia is the 4th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 692,536 and has seen a growth of 10.35% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029770,2701,2130.16%
2028769,0571,2130.16%
2027767,8441,2130.16%
2026766,6311,2130.16%
2025765,4181,2130.16%
2024764,2051,2130.16%
2023762,9921,2130.16%
2022761,7792,6660.35%
2021759,113-5,376-0.7%
2020764,4894,5570.6%
2019759,9324,4180.58%
2018755,5143,8340.51%
2017751,6804,3810.59%
2016747,29912,4531.69%
2015734,8469,5991.32%
2014725,2477,2211.01%
2013718,0267,2431.02%
2012710,78312,2871.76%
2011698,4965,9600.86%
2010692,53600%
1990545,83762,81313%
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%
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%
183010,042-760,228-98.7%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.16% (1,213)
County Website
DeKalb County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2020 Population
764,489
Area
268 mi²
Density
2852 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-0.04% (-284)
Founded
December 9, 1822

DeKalb County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American401,70252.77%
White242,65931.88%
Asian47,3696.22%
Two or more races44,4435.84%
Other race19,3462.54%
Native American5,1290.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander5610.07%

Black or African American

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

DeKalb County, Georgia Population by Race

DeKalb County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

DeKalb County, Georgia Median Age

36.3

Total

35.2

Male

37.5

Female

DeKalb County, Georgia Adults

There are 588,197 adults, (99,800 of whom are seniors) in DeKalb County, Georgia.

DeKalb County, Georgia Age Dependency

55.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

DeKalb County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female399,40852.47%
Male361,80147.53%

DeKalb County, Georgia Population by Age

DeKalb County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All284,7302.6357.942.1
Non Family121,0261.3146.953.1
Married105,2093.4576.623.4
Female45,2283.9146.953.1
Male13,2673.946.353.7

3.51

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

DeKalb County, Georgia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade21,3694.09%
9th to 12th Grade25,0504.79%
High School Graduate105,92020.27%
Some College86,34916.52%
Associates Degree40,0597.67%
Bachelors Degree137,06526.23%
Graduate Degree106,75620.43%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

DeKalb County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black272,396248,23685,644
White169,007166,128122,650
Hispanic33,11820,1789,292
Asian32,73327,09918,988
2+ Races23,44419,20410,029
Other Race10,7726,4752,272
Native American2,7191,805282
Islander292268100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.3%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 72.57%.

DeKalb County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$49,447$54,069$46,045
Less Than 9th Grade$26,049$28,537$22,895
High School Graduate$33,298$36,946$29,289
Some College$39,046$43,424$34,874
Bachelors Degree$65,739$76,968$56,249
Graduate Degree$87,233$104,333$78,882

$49,447

Average Earnings

$54,069

Average Male

$46,045

Average Female

DeKalb County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

DeKalb County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

DeKalb County, Georgia Language

80.64% of DeKalb County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 19.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.29% of the population.

DeKalb County, Georgia Language

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black396,11363,60716.06%
Hispanic63,21314,17322.42%
White216,30811,8385.47%
Asian46,8617,32115.62%
Multiple43,0256,37814.82%
Other19,1394,69624.54%
Native5,0931,38827.25%
Islander56128150.09%

13.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.4%

Male Poverty Rate

14.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia is Islander, with 50.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia is White, with 5.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.11%.

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.04%
High School14.41%
Some College10.99%
Bachelors or Greater4.96%

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed31.63%
Male Unemployed22.18%
Female Employed6.77%
Male Employed5.04%

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

DeKalb County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$76,044$111,453
Families$97,842$136,998
Married Families$130,140$172,706
Non Families$52,865$73,877

mean

median

Income by Household Type

DeKalb County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.5%

Female Marriage Rate

DeKalb County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

DeKalb County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

DeKalb County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

34,726

Number of Veterans

28,640

Male Veterans

6,086

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam9,597
First Gulf War9,256
Second Gulf War7,840
Korea1,218
World War II406

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 549,894
55 to 648,918
65 to 747,281
75+5,552
18 to 343,081

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black23,9867.76%
White9,1304.64%
2+ Races9323.36%
Hispanic6971.75%
Asian2910.78%
Other Race2652.05%
Native American1163.4%
Islander62.01%

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Race

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

DeKalb County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

DeKalb County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

DeKalb County, Georgia 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

45.54%

Born in DeKalb County, Georgia

83.64%

Native Born

16.36%

Foreign Born

8.49%

Non Citizen

7.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.64% of DeKalb County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 45.54% having been born in Georgia. 8.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

DeKalb County, Georgia Place of Birth

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