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DeKalb County, Georgia; Georgia; United States

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DeKalb County, Georgia
Georgia
United States
Persons in poverty, percent
15.3%
14.3%
11.8%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 756,558 10,519,475 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 691,971 9,688,709 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 9.3% 8.6% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 691,893 9,687,653 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
6.2%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.1%
23.8%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.4%
13.9%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
52.7%
51.4%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
35.8%
60.5%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
54.9%
32.4%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.5%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.6%
4.3%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.2%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.6%
9.8%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
29.2%
52.4%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 38,009 646,350 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 16.3% 10.0% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 314,302 4,326,105 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 54.1% 63.0% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $176,000 $158,400 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,477 $1,351 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $512 $402 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,062 $927 $982
Building permits, 2018 3,673 59,315 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 273,614 3,663,104 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.64 2.71 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 81.9% 84.3% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 19.0% 13.9% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 91.6% 87.0% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 81.0% 76.8% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 88.7% 86.3% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 42.1% 29.9% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 7.6% 8.8% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.9%
15.7%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 68.9% 62.4% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 65.5% 58.0% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,358,124 18,976,611 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,808,798 51,800,643 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,630,768 155,836,792 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,554,714 143,645,290 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,956,518 119,801,495 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,252 $12,077 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 31.9 28.0 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $55,876 $52,977 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $32,110 $28,015 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
15.3%
14.3%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 17,036 233,5001 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 271,992 3,888,9281 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 14,349,566 191,941,3051 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 -0.9% 2.2%1 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 80,208 915,043 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 81,968 929,864 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 38,927 480,578 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 37,903 376,506 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 47,438 371,588 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 32,621 538,893 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 7,673 96,787 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 71,907 800,585 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,585.7 168.4 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 267.58 57,513.49 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 13089 13 00
Value Notes

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

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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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