DeKalb County, Indiana Population 2021

DeKalb County, Indiana's estimated population is 44,009 with a growth rate of 0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. DeKalb County, Indiana is the 36th largest county in Indiana. The 2010 Population was 42,336 and has seen a growth of 3.95% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202144,0092670.61%
202043,7422670.61%
201943,4752670.62%
201843,2084020.94%
201742,8061540.36%
201642,6521560.37%
201542,496680.16%
201442,428590.14%
201342,369410.10%
201242,328-166-0.39%
201142,4941580.37%
201042,3367,01219.85%
199035,3241,7185.11%
198033,6062,7698.98%
197030,8372,5669.08%
196028,2712,2488.64%
195026,0231,2675.12%
194024,756-155-0.62%
193024,911-689-2.69%
192025,6005462.18%
191025,054-657-2.56%
190025,7111,4045.78%
189024,3074,08220.18%
188020,2253,05817.81%
187017,1673,28723.68%
186013,8805,62968.22%
18508,2516,283319.26%
18401,9680.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.61%
County Website
State
Founded
1837
County Seat
2010 Population
42,336
Growth Since 2010
3.95%
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DeKalb County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,72497.20%
Two or More Races6061.41%
Black or African American3000.70%
Asian1770.41%
Some Other Race1000.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.05%
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DeKalb County, Indiana Population by Race

DeKalb County, Indiana Population Pyramid $2021

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DeKalb County, Indiana Median Age

39.1


Total

37.9


Male

40.1


Female

DeKalb County, Indiana Adults

There are 32,455 adults, (6,778 of whom are seniors) in DeKalb County, Indiana.

DeKalb County, Indiana Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

DeKalb County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

21,516

50.12%

Male

21,411

49.88%

DeKalb County, Indiana Population by Age

DeKalb County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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DeKalb County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90%10%
All76.1%23.9%
Male67.7%32.3%
Female60.1%39.9%
Non Family58.7%41.3%

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

DeKalb County, Indiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,8012.5376.1
Married8,9343.0890
Non Family5,2491.1658.7
Female1,5343.3460.1
Male1,0843.4867.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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DeKalb County, Indiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5441.88%
9th to 12th Grade2,2837.89%
High School Graduate12,22142.22%
Some College5,89720.37%
Associates Degree2,7839.61%
Bachelors Degree3,71312.83%
Graduate Degree1,5085.21%
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DeKalb County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

DeKalb County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White27,84125,1554,914
Hispanic724640185
2+ Races19015054
Asian13312654
Black12511770
Other Race726410
Native American15132

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 56.00%.

DeKalb County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,305$46,225$28,163
Less Than 9th Grade$37,750$43,391$22,708
High School Graduate$32,903$43,686$27,581
Some College$37,657$51,039$26,650
Bachelors Degree$38,776$53,500$31,771
Graduate Degree$65,147$73,074$57,813

$37,305

Average Earnings

$46,225

Average Male

$28,163

Average Female

DeKalb County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

DeKalb County, Indiana Language by Age

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DeKalb County, Indiana Language

96.86% of DeKalb County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 3.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.40% of the population.

DeKalb County, Indiana Language

DeKalb County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,3944,36410.80%
Hispanic1,18219016.07%
Black28515052.63%
Multiple59213322.47%
Asian1773720.90%
Other803240.00%
Native20315.00%

11.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.06%

Male Poverty Rate

13.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeKalb County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Indiana is Black, with 52.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Indiana is White, with 10.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.62%.

DeKalb County, Indiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.20%
High School7.98%
Some College7.91%
Bachelors or Greater5.22%

DeKalb County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.38%
Male Unemployed8.26%
Female Employed7.18%
Male Employed4.29%

DeKalb County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

DeKalb County, Indiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,421$72,425
Families$68,672$83,366
Married Families$79,813$93,971
Non Families$31,354$41,711
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Income by Household Type

DeKalb County, Indiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

DeKalb County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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DeKalb County, Indiana 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 55-64.

DeKalb County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

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DeKalb County, Indiana Marital Status

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2,247

Number of Veterans

2,174

Male Veterans

73

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam930
Second Gulf War374
First Gulf War299
Korea159
World War II37

DeKalb County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74756
75+462
35 to 54447
55 to 64335
18 to 34247

DeKalb County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1536.78%
Hispanic759.78%
2+ Races4213.17%
Black3119.02%
Asian129.02%
Other Race912.00%

DeKalb County, Indiana Veterans by Race

DeKalb County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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4.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeKalb County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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66.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

DeKalb County, Indiana Employment by Age

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DeKalb County, Indiana Employment by Race

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DeKalb County, Indiana 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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75.60%

Born in DeKalb County, Indiana

98.56%

Native Born

1.44%

Foreign Born

0.59%

Non Citizen

0.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.56% of DeKalb County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 75.60% having been born in Indiana. 0.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

DeKalb County, Indiana 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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