DeKalb, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 43,193 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.7%
 
Males: 21,232  (49.2%)
Females: 21,961  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

24.8 years
Illinois median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 60115.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,859 (it was $35,153 in 2000)
DeKalb:

$40,859
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,273 (it was $16,261 in 2000)

DeKalb city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $152,372 (it was $126,400 in 2000)
DeKalb:

$152,372
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $168,294; detached houses: $180,912; townhouses or other attached units: $130,739; in 2-unit structures: $155,077; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $147,967; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $211,240; mobile homes: $42,879

Median gross rent in 2016: $876.

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 30.8%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.8% for Black residents, 48.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.0% for American Indian residents, 52.9% for other race residents, 33.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in DeKalb, IL (2016)
    • 28,53366.2%White alone
    • 5,66913.2%Black alone
    • 5,54612.9%Hispanic
    • 2,0564.8%Asian alone
    • 1,1922.8%Two or more races
    • 240.06%Other race alone
    • 210.05%American Indian alone

Races in DeKalb detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 55 registered sex offenders living in DeKalb, Illinois as of August 24, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in DeKalb is 784 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in DeKalb by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.4)
2
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.6)
1
(2.3)
1
(2.3)
3
(7.0)
1
(2.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
N/A28
(60.9)
35
(79.6)
34
(77.8)
32
(73.1)
36
(82.2)
45
(102.2)
53
(123.2)
40
(92.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
39
(84.3)
107
(232.8)
134
(304.6)
28
(64.0)
28
(64.0)
13
(29.7)
29
(65.8)
34
(79.0)
30
(69.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
77
(166.5)
25
(54.4)
35
(79.6)
134
(306.5)
142
(324.5)
129
(294.6)
134
(304.2)
133
(309.1)
118
(274.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
213
(460.5)
205
(446.0)
206
(468.2)
209
(478.0)
181
(413.6)
156
(356.2)
140
(317.8)
203
(471.7)
156
(362.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,171
(2,532)
1,021
(2,222)
1,177
(2,675)
1,071
(2,450)
1,006
(2,299)
994
(2,270)
951
(2,159)
1,203
(2,795)
1,130
(2,625)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
35
(75.7)
26
(56.6)
20
(45.5)
24
(54.9)
31
(70.8)
16
(36.5)
18
(40.9)
32
(74.4)
37
(86.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(15.1)
15
(32.6)
7
(15.9)
21
(48.0)
11
(25.1)
12
(27.4)
11
(25.0)
8
(18.6)
7
(16.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 249.5)N/A262.8323.5278.6278.3256.8278.8348.8292.0

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Crime rate in DeKalb detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 77 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Illinois average:

1.96
March 2016 cost of living index in DeKalb: 101.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.2%), American (4.9%), Irish (4.9%), Polish (4.1%), Italian (3.5%), English (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/20/1873

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 12.6 square miles.

Population density: 3,425 people per square mile   (average).

DeKalb,IL real estate house value index trend

DeKalb, Illinois map

3,946 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 2.7% Asia, 1.4% Europe, 1.0% Africa).

This city:

9.1%
Illinois:

13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $4,945 (3.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,902 (3.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elgin, IL (24.9 miles , pop. 94,487).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (55.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cortland, IL (1.7 miles ),
Sycamore, IL (2.2 miles ),
Malta, IL (2.4 miles ),
Maple Park, IL (2.8 miles ),
Creston, IL (3.3 miles ),
Waterman, IL (3.3 miles ),
Virgil, IL (3.4 miles ),
Kingston, IL (3.4 miles )
.

Latitude: 41.93 N, Longitude: 88.75 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Barbed Wire Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,562 (+3.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 13,253 (61.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

Distribution of median household income in DeKalb, IL in 2016
Distribution of house value in DeKalb, IL in 2016
DeKalb satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 68 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 1998: 116 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 1999: 135 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2000: 43 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2001: 80 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2002: 152 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2003: 166 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2004: 165 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2005: 332 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2006: 213 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2007: 111 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $229,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $219,500
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $195,000
Number of permits per 10,000 DeKalb, IL residents
Average permit cost in DeKalb, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
Illinois:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Population change in the 1990s: +2,833 (+7.8%).
Most common industries in DeKalb, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (24.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Construction (3.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (20.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (28.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in DeKalb, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
  • Cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Teachers, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)

Average climate in DeKalb, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

DeKalb-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.0 miles away from the DeKalb city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.8 miles away from the city center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

DeKalb-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 244.9 miles away from DeKalb center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 33.5 miles away from DeKalb center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 219.9 miles away from DeKalb center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 277.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 243.7 miles away from DeKalb center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 233.5 miles away from DeKalb center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in DeKalb County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
DeKalb topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in DeKalb:

  • DEKALB COUNTY HOSPICE (2727 SYCAMORE ROAD SUITE 1B)
  • KISHWAUKEE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, ONE KISH HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • DEKALB COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMEN (2500 NORTH ANNIE GLIDDEN ROAD)
  • BETHANY HEALTH CARE AND REHAB CT (3298 RESOURCE PARKWAY)
  • DEKALB COUNTY REHAB AND NURSING (2600 NORTH ANNIE GLIDDEN ROAD)
  • OAK CREST (2944 GREENWOOD ACRES DRIVE)
  • PINE ACRES REHAB AND LIVING CTR (1212 SOUTH SECOND STREET)

College/University in DeKalb:

  • Northern Illinois University (Full-time enrollment: 18,126; Location: 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.; Public; Website: www.niu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near DeKalb:

  • Kishwaukee College (about 7 miles; Malta, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 18 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Elgin Community College (about 23 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 8,173)
  • Aurora University (about 24 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)
  • Rock Valley College (about 30 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)
  • McHenry County College (about 31 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • North Central College (about 34 miles; Naperville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,860)

Public high school in DeKalb:

Private high school in DeKalb:

  • CAMOLOT SCHOOLS-DEKALB CAMPUS (Students: 123, Location: 315 N 6TH ST, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in DeKalb:

Private elementary/middle schools in DeKalb:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 239, Location: 210 GURLER RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 82, Location: 403 FISK AVE, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in DeKalb

Library in DeKalb:

  • DEKALB PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,463,578; Location: 309 OAK STREET; 141,905 books; 4,965 audio materials; 4,084 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 261 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • May we add our current church information to the data list of facts about DeKalb, IL! It is as follows: SSSOSO (SOZO) Bible Church Fellowship 316 E. Lincoln Highway /P O Box 942 DeKalb, IL 60115 - www.sssoso.com Thank You!

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in DeKalb: DeKalb County Nursing Home (A), Haish Memorial Library (B), Pine Acres Rest Home (C), DeKalb Fire Department Station 3 (D), DeKalb Fire Department Station 2 (E), DeKalb Fire Department Station 1 (F), Ridge Ambulance Service (G), Adams Hall (H), Altgeld Hall (I), Anderson Hall (J), Boutell Memorial Concert Hall (K), Center for Black Studies (L), Chick Evans Field House (M), Cole Hall (N), Davis Hall (O), Dorland Building (P), Douglas Hall (Q), DuSable Hall (R), East Heating Plant (S), Faraday Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in DeKalb include: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (A), Open Bible Church (B), First Baptist Church of DeKalb (C), First Congregational United Church of Christ (D), First Lutheran Church (E), Saint Mary Catholic Church (F), Trinity Lutheran Church (G), United Methodist Church of DeKalb (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oaklawn Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2), Fairview Park Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Catholic DeKalb Cemetery (4), Pleasant Street Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: East Lagoon (A), Lorusso Lagoon (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in DeKalb include: P A Nehring Forest Preserve (1), Huskie Stadium (2), Hopkins Park (3), Huntley Park (4), Liberty Park (5), Lions Park (6), McCormack Park (7), Shipman Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Richard Jenkins - Film actor, Barbara Hale - Actor, Brad Bradley - Professional wrestler, Cindy Crawford - (born 1966), model, W. Willard Wirtz - Secretary of Labor, Rich Eychaner - Entertainment industry businessman, A. J. Bramlett - Basketball player, Charles W. Nash - (1864-1948), auto entrepreneur, Evar Swanson - Baseball player, Jason Wright - College basketball player (Eastern Illinois Panthers).

DeKalb County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in DeKalb and their reported violations in the past:

DE KALB (Address: 1216 MARKET ST. , Population served: 41,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
INDIAN OAKS COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
DONNY BROOK ESTATES SUBDIVISION (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2005)

Drinking water stations with addresses in DeKalb that have no violations reported:

  • DE KALB UNIV DVL CORP (Population served: 1,050, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EVERGREEN MHP (Address: 507 E. TAYLOR ST. , Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

48.8%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.3%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in DeKalb in 2010:

  • 5,844 people in college/university student housing
  • 363 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 67 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in DeKalb in 2000:

  • 6,889 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 380 people in nursing homes
  • 91 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations
Arena or stadium:
  • Convocation Center (Northern Illinois University). Northern Illinois University.

For population 15 years and over in DeKalb:

Marital status in DeKalb, IL
  • Never married: 56.2%
  • Now married: 32.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in DeKalb:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Illinois average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - DeKalb
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for DeKalb, IL (based on DeKalb County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,4476
Mainline Protestant14,71937
Evangelical Protestant9,84349
Other4,26712
Orthodox4001
Black Protestant1821
None56,302-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
This county:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
DeKalb County:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
This county:

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.9%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
DeKalb:

49.2%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
DeKalb:

19.2%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
DeKalb:

11.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
DeKalb:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
DeKalb:

27.5%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

59.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.1%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of DeKalb, IL Residents

DeKalb government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Libraries: $9,940,000 ($230.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $378,000 ($8.75)
    Regular Highways: $199,000 ($4.61)
    General - Other: $184,000 ($4.26)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,483,000 ($265.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,620,000 ($222.72)
    General - Other: $6,853,000 ($158.66)
    Central Staff Services: $4,967,000 ($115.00)
    Water Utilities: $4,216,000 ($97.61)
    Regular Highways: $3,754,000 ($86.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,111,000 ($48.87)
    Libraries: $2,104,000 ($48.71)
    Air Transportation: $861,000 ($19.93)
    Housing and Community Development: $125,000 ($2.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,348,000 ($31.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,160,000 ($26.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $360,000 ($8.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $83,000 ($1.92)
    Regular Highways: $68,000 ($1.57)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($0.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,577,000 ($453.24)

DeKalb government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,836,000 ($65.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,047,000 ($47.39)
    Air Transportation: $493,000 ($11.41)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $496,000 ($11.48)
    Other: $476,000 ($11.02)
    Air Transportation: $82,000 ($1.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $82,000 ($1.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $984,000 ($22.78)
    General Revenue - Other: $714,000 ($16.53)
    Interest Earnings: $95,000 ($2.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,262,000 ($121.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,646,000 ($269.63)
    Other: $3,877,000 ($89.76)
    Highways: $1,171,000 ($27.11)
  • Tax - Property: $14,080,000 ($325.98)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,512,000 ($150.77)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,948,000 ($91.40)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,202,000 ($74.13)
    Other License: $877,000 ($20.30)

DeKalb government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,178,000 ($976.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,950,000 ($878.61)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,228,000 ($97.89)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,591,000 ($36.83)

DeKalb government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,627,000 ($824.83)

7.36% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.36%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kane County, IL  1.44% ($46,204 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  1.07% ($28,648)
from DuPage County, IL  0.57% ($41,056)


8.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.61%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kane County, IL  1.20% ($52,309 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  1.13% ($31,483)
to DuPage County, IL  0.51% ($35,418)
Businesses in DeKalb, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Long John Silver's1
ALDI1Lowe's1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike4
Barnes & Noble1OfficeMax1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Baymont Inn1Panda Express3
Bed Bath & Beyond1Panera Bread1
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Penske1
Caribou Coffee1PetSmart1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pier 1 Imports1
Chipotle1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Famous Footwear1Rue211
FedEx6Sears1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop2Starbucks4
Goodwill2Steak 'n Shake1
H&R Block1Subway5
Hobby Lobby1Super 81
IHOP1T-Mobile1
Jewel-Osco1T.J.Maxx1
Jimmy John's1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1Target1
KFC1UPS17
Kohl's1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1White Castle1

Strongest AM radio stations in DeKalb:

  • WLBK (1360 AM; 1 kW; DEKALB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in DeKalb:

  • WDEK (92.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WDKB (94.9 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY RADIO, LIMITED)
  • WYCH (106.3 FM; GENOA, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WNIU (89.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNIJ (90.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WERV-FM (95.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WZSR (105.5 FM; WOODSTOCK, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WQFL (100.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUEST FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WZCH (103.9 FM; DUNDEE, IL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WZOK (97.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRHL-FM (102.3 FM; ROCHELLE, IL; Owner: ROCHELLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around DeKalb:

  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)
  • W54BE (Channel 54; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Owner: WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of DeKalb fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 335ft / 102mTotal length
  • $1,251,000Total costs
  • 362,075Total average daily traffic
  • 62,028Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in DeKalb, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 201970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for DeKalb, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in DeKalb)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 104 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in DeKalb, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in DeKalb)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in DeKalb)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED52$147,50457$132,332439$147,56717$70,4725$572,82653$132,7908$51,713
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$133,1033$170,01742$142,1941$26,4800$03$149,8170$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$129,3344$87,618117$168,7187$43,2091$192,95010$99,0630$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$118,2026$121,10376$165,3901$51,2300$06$121,2080$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$299,6002$260,54019$161,3660$00$02$237,7200$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.00 , 0009.00, 0010.00, 0011.00, 0012.00, 0013.00, 0014.00, 0015.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$139,74912$165,223
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$250,8105$166,310
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$159,6202$195,735
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$151,0852$127,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.00 , 0009.00, 0010.00, 0011.00, 0012.00, 0013.00, 0014.00, 0015.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in DeKalb, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in DeKalb, IL - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 168
  • Hazardous Condition: 96
  • Service Call: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 6
Fire incident types in DeKalb, IL

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for DeKalb, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in DeKalb, Illinois:

  • Harbor Inn, 2675 Sycamore Rd, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 , Phone: (815) 756-3552, Fax: (815) 756-8257
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Dekalb, 1314 W Lincoln Hwy, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 , Phone: (815) 748-4800, Fax: (815) 756-5047
  • Hampton Inn - Dekalb Il, 663 Annie Glidden Rd, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 , Phone: (815) 748-4323, Fax: (815) 748-4326
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in DeKalb, Illinois
Most common first names in DeKalb, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15575.8 years
Mary14980.5 years
William12176.8 years
Robert10673.1 years
Helen10382.1 years
Ruth10284.0 years
James9574.3 years
Dorothy7881.7 years
Margaret7781.3 years
Charles7576.2 years
Most common last names in DeKalb, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson12480.8 years
Smith6780.8 years
Nelson5379.7 years
Anderson5277.2 years
Miller4880.7 years
Carlson3880.8 years
Swanson3182.7 years
Peterson3179.7 years
Olson2776.1 years
Davis2674.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in DeKalb, IL
  • 93.9%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Electricity
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in DeKalb, IL
  • 59.1%Utility gas
  • 39.3%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used


DeKalb compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

DeKalb on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 females in this group)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 males in this group)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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