DeKalb County, Tennessee Population 2022

DeKalb County, Tennessee's estimated population is 21,561 with a growth rate of 1.68% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. DeKalb County, Tennessee is the 66th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 18,695 and has seen a growth of 15.33% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18405,8680.00%
18508,0162,14836.61%
186010,5732,55731.90%
187011,4258528.06%
188014,8133,38829.65%
189015,6508375.65%
190016,4608105.18%
191015,434-1,026-6.23%
192015,370-64-0.41%
193014,213-1,157-7.53%
194014,5883752.64%
195011,680-2,908-19.93%
196010,774-906-7.76%
197011,1513773.50%
198013,5892,43821.86%
199014,3607715.67%
201018,6954,33530.19%
201118,754590.32%
201218,8691150.61%
201319,1502811.49%
201419,227770.40%
201519,292650.34%
201619,4441520.79%
201719,8764322.22%
201820,1332571.29%
201920,4903571.77%
202020,8473571.74%
202121,2043571.71%
202221,5613571.68%
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DeKalb County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,54992.27%
Black or African American3641.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native530.26%
Asian770.38%
Some Other Race6573.27%
Two or More Races4042.01%
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DeKalb County, Tennessee Population by Race

DeKalb County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2022

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DeKalb County, Tennessee Median Age

42.6


Total

41.2


Male

43.6


Female

DeKalb County, Tennessee Adults

There are 15,725 adults, (3,777 of whom are seniors) in DeKalb County, Tennessee.

DeKalb County, Tennessee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

DeKalb County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

9,957

49.53%

Male

10,147

50.47%

DeKalb County, Tennessee Population by Age

DeKalb County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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DeKalb County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81%19%
All68.3%31.7%
Male63.3%36.7%
Non Family53.6%46.4%
Female36.3%63.7%

68.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

DeKalb County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7822.5468.3
Married4,403381
Male5023.5763.3
Female656336.3
Non Family2,2211.2753.6

2.98

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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DeKalb County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9376.53%
9th to 12th Grade2,00013.94%
High School Graduate5,48638.25%
Some College2,35816.44%
Associates Degree8475.90%
Bachelors Degree1,79612.52%
Graduate Degree9206.41%
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DeKalb County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

DeKalb County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black26424965
White12,85010,4292,595
2+ Races25917951
Asian40405
Native American2323
Hispanic969487
Other Race364118

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 24.62%.

DeKalb County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,205$36,609$30,703
Less Than 9th Grade$24,030$24,863$19,750
High School Graduate$31,920$35,804$23,750
Some College$38,264$44,345$31,967
Bachelors Degree$43,750$40,167$45,049
Graduate Degree$52,527$77,500$50,823

$34,205

Average Earnings

$36,609

Average Male

$30,703

Average Female

DeKalb County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

DeKalb County, Tennessee Language by Age

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DeKalb County, Tennessee Language

92.86% of DeKalb County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 7.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.80% of the population.

DeKalb County, Tennessee Language

DeKalb County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black32012639.38%
White17,3343,15318.19%
Other512NaN%
Hispanic1,64060136.65%
Multiple396184.55%

19.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.10%

Male Poverty Rate

21.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeKalb County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Tennessee is Black, with 39.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeKalb County, Tennessee is Multiple, with 4.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.64%.

DeKalb County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.67%
High School17.21%
Some College11.91%
Bachelors or Greater7.26%

DeKalb County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.61%
Male Unemployed5.56%
Female Employed8.56%
Female Unemployed41.13%

DeKalb County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

DeKalb County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,389$62,119
Families$55,644$73,378
Married Families$64,395-
Non Families$24,077$32,334
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Income by Household Type

DeKalb County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

Female Marriage Rate

DeKalb County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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DeKalb County, Tennessee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

DeKalb County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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DeKalb County, Tennessee Marital Status

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1,254

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War183
First Gulf War172
Vietnam553
Korea150
World War II31

DeKalb County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34116
35 to 54204
55 to 64227
65 to 74430
75+277

DeKalb County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1267.69%
Black10335.27%
2+ Races259.43%
Hispanic131.23%

DeKalb County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

DeKalb County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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10.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeKalb County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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52.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

DeKalb County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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DeKalb County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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DeKalb County, Tennessee 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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68.47%

Born in DeKalb County, Tennessee

94.54%

Native Born

5.46%

Foreign Born

4.58%

Non Citizen

0.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.54% of DeKalb County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 68.47% having been born in Tennessee. 4.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

DeKalb County, Tennessee 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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