DeKalb County GA Information


DeKalb County Subdivisions

DeKalb County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 704,333
Population in Households 692,370
Population in Familes 519,875
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,963
Population Density1 2,632
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 279,492
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 163,584
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 311,384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147,234 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 132,258 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 31,892 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $243,907
Average Home Value $346,195


Median Household Income $50,254
Average Household Income $71,607
Per Capita Income $28,599
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.69%
Households 0.53% 0.84%
Families 0.25% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


DeKalb County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares DeKalb County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 98th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 14 92nd
Median Household Income # 30 82nd
Per Capita Income # 11 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.