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DeKalb County, Georgia

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DeKalb County, Georgia
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
757,718
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
757,718
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
764,382
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 764,382
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 691,893
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.6%
Female persons, percent
52.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
36.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
54.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
29.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 36,193
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 16.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 328,290
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 55.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $235,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,613
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $564
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,224
Building permits, 2021 2,862
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 283,799
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 83.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 18.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 94.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 87.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 90.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 45.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 69.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 65.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,768,083
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 5,974,300
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,141,129
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 10,567,247
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $14,058
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 32.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $65,116
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $37,523
Persons in poverty, percent
15.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 17,869
Total employment, 2020 283,367
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 16,073,862
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 86,762
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 13,647
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,468
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,444
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,815
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,430
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 856
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,134
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 2,854.9
Population per square mile, 2010 2,585.7
Land area in square miles, 2020 267.74
Land area in square miles, 2010 267.58
FIPS Code 13089
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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