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DeKalb County, GA


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
Designated Market Area: Atlanta, GA-AL-NC
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Urban Suburbs

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2022 population: 762,820   ( 70,927 from 2010)
Land area: 267.7 square miles
Population density: 2849.1 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:223,390 29.28% 9.8%
Black:406,89253.34% 9.7%
Indian:1,0790.14% 12.9%
Asian:50,0166.56% 41.2%
2+ races:15,6112.05% 36.8%
Hispanic:65,8328.63% 2.9%
Total non-White:539,43070.72% 10.4%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:22,671 14.8
Deaths:13,3018.7
Net Migration: -17,247-11.3
Net Immigration: 6,4854.2
Change in White population:19,995 2.9
Change in Non-White pop.:50,932 7.4




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
691,893
203,39529.40%
370,96353.62%
1,2390.18%
35,4185.12%
11,4101.65%
67,8249.80%
488,49870.60%

2000
665,865
214,68532.24%
358,38153.82%
9640.14%
26,7394.02%
10,8801.63%
52,5427.89%
451,18067.76%

1990
545,837
284,66852.15%
229,53842.05%
9510.17%
16,1892.97%
n/a
14,4912.65%
261,16947.85%

1980
483,024
339,43370.27%
129,76926.87%
6640.14%
4,5840.95%
n/a
7,7551.61%
143,59129.73%

1970
415,387
352,80784.93%
56,11413.51%
1870.05%
6150.15%
n/a
5,4711.32%
62,580 15.07%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
103,186 15.5
37,7215.7
-76,429-11.5
57,0808.6
-11,290 -1.7
37,318 5.6
1990's
NumberRate
96,732 17.7
39,0237.1
-32,892-6.0
31,7735.8
-69,983 -12.8
190,011 34.8
1980's
NumberRate
77,497 16.0
32,216 6.7
25,615 5.3
n/a
-54,765 -11.3
117,578 24.3
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
21,070 5.1
n/a
-13,374 -3.2
81,011 19.5

Age, Family & Household Data for DeKalb County, GA

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
36.3
173,012 22.7%
589,808 77.3%
99,800 13.1%
284,730
2.63
163,704 57.5%
105,209 64.3%
21,487 13.1%
121,026 42.5%

2010
NumberPercent
34.3
165,136 23.9%
526,757 76.1%
62,228 9.0%
271,809
2.50
161,453 59.4%
97,335 60.3%
26,966 16.7%
110,356 40.6%

2000
NumberPercent
32.4
163,462 24.5%
502,403 75.5%
53,881 8.1%
249,391
2.61
158,167 63.4%
103,259 65.3%
24,428 15.4%
91,224 36.6%

1990
NumberPercent
32.0
130,231 23.9%
415,606 76.1%
46,295 8.5%
209,076
2.56
139,290 66.6%
101,348 72.8%
16,891 12.1%
69,786 33.4%

1980
NumberPercent
29.2
134,740 27.9%
348,284 72.1%
33,880 7.0%
173,025
2.75
124,779 72.1%
99,004 79.3%
13,719 11.0%
48,246 27.9%

2022 Housing Data for DeKalb County, GA

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units325,979 
Median Value$301,100 
Occupied284,73087.3%
Vacant41,24912.7%
Owned164,72557.9%
Rented120,00542.1%
Median Rent$1,464 
Single-Family Units209,95664.4%
    Detached183,18256.2%
    Attached26,7748.2%
Buldings with 5+ Units99,60330.6%
Mobile Homes2,1470.7%

2022 Income & Employment Data for DeKalb County, GA

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00013,7304.8%
$10,000 to $14,9998,3552.9%
$15,000 to $19,9999,1883.2%
$20,000 to $24,99910,2393.6%
$25,000 to $29,99910,4033.7%
$30,000 to $34,99911,3044.0%
$35,000 to $39,99910,9243.8%
$40,000 to $44,99910,5353.7%
$45,000 to $49,99911,3824.0%
$50,000 to $59,99919,6906.9%
$60,000 to $74,99925,0858.8%
$75,000 to $99,99934,57712.1%
$100,000 to $124,99926,9679.5%
$125,000 to $149,99918,6786.6%
$150,000 to $199,99924,6438.7%
$200,000 or more39,03013.7%
Median Household Income76,044 
Per Capita Income43,958 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state107 
Compared to U.S.102 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI13,1224.6%
Public Assistance4,8541.7%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps37,69613.2%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed339,42372.7%
Unemployed24,2825.2%
In Armed Forces2830.1%
Total Labor Force363,98877.9%
Not in Labor Force103,00622.1%
Real Unemployment Rate 27.3%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector139,626126,74052.4%
Non-Profit12,45722,70835.4%
Self-Employed20,38914,03159.2%
Local Government8,46514,59436.7%
State Government4,84010,22332.1%
Federal Government5,1348,64137.3%
Total Private + Self160,015140,77153.2%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.30,89656,16635.5%
Total190,911196,93749.2%
Pct. Govt.13.4%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts78,09320.1%
Sales and Office Occupations76,34719.7%
Professional, Technical108,74328.0%
Service Occupations56,14814.5%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing8560.2%
All others69,12417.8%
White Collar 67.8%
Industry
 Number%
Professional, scientific, technical47,43512.2%
Health care and social assistance47,03112.1%
Educational services39,18010.1%
Retail trade39,11110.1%
Transportation and warehousing27,4807.1%
Accommodation and food services25,9826.7%
Manufacturing25,2346.5%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.20,6105.3%
Public administration19,1264.9%
Finance and insurance18,0754.7%
Construction17,5444.5%
Other services16,7714.3%
Information14,6883.8%
Real estate and rental and leasing9,4452.4%
Wholesale trade9,4052.4%
Arts, entertainment, recreation7,1371.8%
Utilities2,5130.6%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting9650.2%
Management5970.2%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1260.0%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for DeKalb County, GA

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican30,3583.99%
Puerto Rican4,2330.56%
Cuban2,9850.39%
Dominican1,3660.18%
Total Central American15,8862.09%
Costa Rican1860.02%
Guatemalan8,3951.10%
Honduran3,3580.44%
Nicaraguan9760.13%
Panamanian6960.09%
Salvadoran2,2620.30%
Other Central American130.00%
Total South American7,4120.97%
Argentinean5950.08%
Bolivian190.00%
Chilean6000.08%
Colombian3,0800.40%
Ecuadorian3370.04%
Paraguayan670.01%
Peruvian1,1450.15%
Uruguayan1330.02%
Venezuelan1,3170.17%
Other South American1190.02%
Other Hispanic2,7280.36%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian14,6471.92%
Chinese7,5851.00%
Burmese3,9560.52%
Vietnamese3,7820.50%
Korean3,3360.44%
Bangladeshi2,2120.29%
Filipino1,8060.24%
Bhutanese1,1130.15%
Japanese9570.13%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English573,24480.6%
Spanish51,8507.3%
Other27,2653.8%
Other Indo-European17,5932.5%
Other Asian11,0381.6%
French, Haitian, Cajun8,1761.2%
Chinese6,8701.0%
Arabic3,5270.5%
Vietnamese3,4760.5%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English46,3236.1%
American44,8715.9%
German39,1875.1%
Irish32,6154.3%
Jamaican15,2262.0%
Italian14,4071.9%
European12,0751.6%
Scottish11,8481.6%
African10,9991.4%
Ethiopian10,9831.4%
Polish8,2221.1%
French7,9921.0%
Scotch-Irish6,5290.9%
Russian6,2630.8%
Nigerian5,6720.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen696,61091.5%
Not a citizen64,5998.5%
Native636,63983.6%
Foreign-born124,57016.4%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for DeKalb County, GA

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
21,369 4.1%25,050 4.8%105,920 20.3%126,408 24.2%137,065 26.2%106,756 20.4%
  Average years of education: 14.2
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 21,369 4.1%
9-12 Years 25,050 4.8%
H.S. Grad or GED 105,920 20.3%
Some College 126,408 24.2%
Bach. Degree 137,065 26.2%
Grad Degree 106,756 20.4%
Average years of education: 14.2

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for DeKalb County, GA

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 317,252 301,886 15,366 4.8% 5.4%
1991 316,025 300,707 15,318 4.8% 5.3%
1992 322,859 302,649 20,210 6.3% 6.6%
1993 329,045 310,604 18,441 5.6% 5.7%
1994 337,554 319,804 17,750 5.3% 5.1%
1995 340,694 324,514 16,180 4.7% 4.8%
1996 347,040 331,664 15,376 4.4% 4.6%
1997 353,080 337,499 15,581 4.4% 4.5%
1998 359,384 344,578 14,806 4.1% 4.2%
1999 361,909 348,275 13,634 3.8% 3.8%
2000 379,055 366,653 12,402 3.3% 3.5%
2001 377,958 362,407 15,551 4.1% 4.1%
2002 375,467 352,783 22,684 6.0% 5.3%
2003 368,804 347,334 21,470 5.8% 5.1%
2004 364,652 343,292 21,360 5.9% 5.1%
2005 369,408 345,356 24,052 6.5% 5.7%
2006 386,680 365,302 21,378 5.5% 5.1%
2007 393,477 372,948 20,529 5.2% 4.9%
2008 391,727 364,679 27,048 6.9% 6.8%
2009 381,692 341,611 40,081 10.5% 10.4%
2010 363,973 324,087 39,886 11.0% 10.7%
2011 365,804 327,592 38,212 10.4% 10.1%
2012 368,814 334,647 34,167 9.3% 9.0%
2013 368,157 337,355 30,802 8.4% 8.1%
2014 368,198 341,429 26,769 7.3% 7.1%
2015 368,863 346,210 22,653 6.1% 6.1%
2016 382,731 361,823 20,908 5.5% 5.4%
2017 398,889 379,528 19,361 4.9% 4.8%
2018 398,301 381,927 16,374 4.1% 4.0%
2019 398,089 383,925 14,164 3.6% 3.5%
2020 395,683 364,209 31,474 8.0% 6.5%
2021 400,986 382,863 18,123 4.5% 3.9%
2022 405,397 392,693 12,704 3.1% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com