DeKalb County GA Information


DeKalb County Subdivisions

DeKalb County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 734,612
Population in Households 722,808
Population in Familes 540,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,804
Population Density2 2,745
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $56,984
Average Household Income $84,939
Per Capita Income $34,009


Total Housing Units 322,381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150,188 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 140,857 (43.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 31,336 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $210,956
Average Home Value $276,708


Total Households 291,045
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 170,032
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.73% 0.9%
Households 0.83% 0.96%
Families 0.63% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.41%


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, 2018 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 Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 14 92nd
Median Household Income # 23 86th
Per Capita Income # 8 96th

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