DeKalb County GA Information


DeKalb County Subdivisions

DeKalb County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 735,282
Daytime Population: Workers 344,903
Daytime Population: Residents 359,118
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 704,021
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 723,450
Population in Familes 543,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,832
Population Density2 2,748
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $53,996
Average Household Income $80,049
Per Capita Income $32,033


Total Housing Units 317,645 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 151,518 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 139,433 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 26,694 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $195,738
Average Home Value $263,614


Total Households 290,951
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 170,356
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 0.84% 0.88%
Households 0.94% 0.93%
Families 0.74% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.61%


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, 2017 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

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