DeKalb County, Georgia Population 2021

DeKalb County, Georgia's estimated population is 768,079 with a growth rate of 0.57% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. DeKalb County, Georgia is the 5th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 Population was 692,443 and has seen a growth of 10.92% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021768,0794,3910.57%
2020763,6884,3910.58%
2019759,2974,3910.58%
2018754,9063,7300.50%
2017751,1764,3740.59%
2016746,80212,3681.68%
2015734,4349,5421.32%
2014724,8927,1521.00%
2013717,7407,1831.01%
2012710,55712,2281.75%
2011698,3295,8860.85%
2010692,443146,60626.86%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.57%
County Website
State
Founded
December 9, 1822
County Seat
2010 Population
692,443
Growth Since 2010
10.92%
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DeKalb County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American404,88954.03%
White257,38834.35%
Asian45,4476.07%
Two or More Races21,2162.83%
Some Other Race12,7531.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native7,3050.97%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3250.04%
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DeKalb County, Georgia Population by Race

DeKalb County, Georgia Population Pyramid $2021

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DeKalb County, Georgia Median Age

35.8


Total

34.5


Male

36.9


Female

DeKalb County, Georgia Adults

There are 574,477 adults, (89,507 of whom are seniors) in DeKalb County, Georgia.

DeKalb County, Georgia Age Dependency

54.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

DeKalb County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

395,045

52.72%

Male

354,278

47.28%

DeKalb County, Georgia Population by Age

DeKalb County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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DeKalb County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.5%25.5%
All54.6%45.4%
Male45%55%
Non Family43.4%56.6%
Female42.8%57.2%

54.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

DeKalb County, Georgia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All282,4362.6154.6
Non Family118,9201.3243.4
Married102,5153.474.5
Female47,3653.7542.8
Male13,6363.945

3.43

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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DeKalb County, Georgia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade23,3034.57%
9th to 12th Grade31,0936.10%
High School Graduate106,35920.87%
Some College88,59017.38%
Associates Degree35,2866.92%
Bachelors Degree129,02125.31%
Graduate Degree96,03918.84%
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DeKalb County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

DeKalb County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black269,289240,24278,741
White167,476163,268117,081
Hispanic32,78818,1577,244
Asian31,49325,21217,534
2+ Races10,1588,9254,637
Other Race6,6324,1491,423
Native American3,8502,301407
Islander22021235

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 69.91%.

DeKalb County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,409$44,900$38,099
Less Than 9th Grade$21,078$22,996$17,742
High School Graduate$27,422$30,895$24,496
Some College$33,459$38,591$31,004
Bachelors Degree$54,642$63,989$48,788
Graduate Degree$74,584$89,028$65,100

$41,409

Average Earnings

$44,900

Average Male

$38,099

Average Female

DeKalb County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

DeKalb County, Georgia Language by Age

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DeKalb County, Georgia Language

81.15% of DeKalb County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 18.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.61% of the population.

DeKalb County, Georgia Language

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black398,38069,24717.38%
Hispanic62,72215,73525.09%
White213,79813,6506.38%
Asian44,0298,73319.83%
Other12,5024,33134.64%
Multiple20,6124,18020.28%
Native7,2922,17129.77%
Islander3258425.85%

15.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.25%

Male Poverty Rate

15.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia is Other, with 34.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Georgia is White, with 6.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.42%.

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.15%
High School16.06%
Some College12.02%
Bachelors or Greater4.84%

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed37.25%
Male Unemployed27.64%
Female Employed7.50%
Male Employed6.44%

DeKalb County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

DeKalb County, Georgia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,399$91,259
Families$77,215$109,823
Married Families$106,258$140,500
Non Families$46,451$62,626
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Income by Household Type

DeKalb County, Georgia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.5%

Female Marriage Rate

DeKalb County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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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

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DeKalb County, Georgia Marital Status

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36,189

Number of Veterans

31,214

Male Veterans

4,975

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,957
First Gulf War9,546
Second Gulf War7,252
Korea1,750
World War II839

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5411,222
55 to 648,481
65 to 747,716
75+5,646
18 to 343,124

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black23,7207.70%
White11,2145.46%
Hispanic8522.22%
2+ Races6555.38%
Asian2660.74%
Native American2084.65%
Other Race1191.52%
Islander73.14%

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Race

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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8.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeKalb County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

DeKalb County, Georgia Employment by Age

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DeKalb County, Georgia Employment by Race

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DeKalb County, Georgia 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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46.12%

Born in DeKalb County, Georgia

84.00%

Native Born

16.00%

Foreign Born

9.28%

Non Citizen

6.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.00% of DeKalb County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 46.12% having been born in Georgia. 9.28% 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

  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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