DeKalb County, Georgia (GA)

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County population in 2012: 707,089 (100% urban, 0% rural); it was 665,865 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 128,353
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 26,294
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 145,821
Renter-occupied apartments: 117,162 (it was 103,518 in 2000)
% of renters here:

42%
State:

34%

Land area: 268 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 2610 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in DeKalb County: 95.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.6%), Educational, health and social services (14.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in DeKalb County, Georgia:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (53.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (29.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.8%)
  • Asian alone (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 331,355  (46.7%)
Females: 360,538  (53.3%)

DeKalb County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
DeKalb County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,796 ($49,117 in 1999)

This county:

$49796
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $777 (lower quartile is $634, upper quartile is $960)
This county:

$777
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $154,800 (it was $133,500 in 2000)
DeKalb:

$154,800
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,200 - $290,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $239,498
Here:

$239,498
State:

$200,877

Townhouses or other attached units: $153,862
Here:

$153,862
State:

$169,988

In 2-unit structures: $72,609
Here:

$72,609
State:

$128,425

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $97,118
Here:

$97,118
State:

$110,383

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,605
Here:

$128,605
State:

$228,404

Mobile homes: $48,073
Here:

$48,073
State:

$47,602
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,416
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $467

Institutionalized population: 6,795

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in DeKalb County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
79.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
36.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
87.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
75.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 175 pounds. This is more than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 4266 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2001: 4719 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2002: 4134 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2003: 3931 buildings, average cost: $196,000
  • 2004: 3761 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2005: 3347 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2006: 2867 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2007: 2122 buildings, average cost: $233,000
  • 2008: 768 buildings, average cost: $267,300
  • 2009: 295 buildings, average cost: $301,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,827 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,379 (0.9%)

DeKalb County household income distribution in 2009 DeKalb County home values distribution DeKalb County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.5%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.8% for Black residents, 33.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.2% for American Indian residents, 63.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 27.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.5%
DeKalb County:

19.5%
Georgia:

19.0%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.8% for Black residents, 33.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.7% for American Indian residents, 63.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.8% for other race residents, 27.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in DeKalb County is $686 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $763 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $929 a month.

Cities in this county include: North Atlanta, Redan, Dunwoody, Candler-McAfee, Tucker, Belvedere Park, North Druid Hills, Decatur, North Decatur, Druid Hills.

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

2005 air pollution in DeKalb County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Lead: 0.10 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.014 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.116 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.087 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 24 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 53 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 15.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 33 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in DeKalb County: Northeast Atlanta Industrial Park (A), Snapfinger Woods Industrial Park (B), Snapfinger Woods Golf Course (C), Fairington Golf Course (D), Sugar Creek Golf Course (E), Stone Mountain Interchange Industrial Park (F), Clifton Springs Golf Course (G), Bowman Industrial Park (H), Atlanta Tucker Commercial Industrial Park (I), Mystery Valley Golf Course (J), Atlanta Prison Farm (K), Atlanta International Industrial Park (L), Perimeter McCall Business Park (M), Southland Country Club (N), Stone Mountain Golf Club (O), Indian Creek Station (P), Kensington Station (Q), Dekalb County Sewage Plant (R), Lithonia Country Club (S), Starlight Six Drive-In (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Evanswood Shopping Center (1), Tiburon Shopping Center (2), Five Points Shopping Center (3), Chapel Hall Shopping Center (4), Williamsburg Village Shopping Center (5), Vista Grove Plaza Shopping Center (6), Shallowford Plaza Shopping Center (7), Outlet Square-Atlanta Shopping Center (8), Northlake Mall Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in DeKalb County include: Bethel Church (A), County Line Church (B), Fairfield Church (C), Flat Rock Church (D), Fork Creek Church (E), Hopewell Church (F), Indian Creek Church (G), Kelleys Chapel (H), Macedonia Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Indian Creek Cemetery (1), Sheppard Cemetery (2), Wade Cemetery (3), Hillandale Cemetery (4), Anderson Cemetery (5), Chestnut Hill Cemetery (6), Chupp Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Rock Bridge Lake (A), Howell Lake (B), Venable Lake (C), Durham Lake (D), Lake Michele (E), Greenwood Lakes (F), Constitution Lake (G), Stone Mountain Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wesley Branch (A), Swift Creek (B), Sugar Creek (C), Stone Mountain Creek (D), Stephenson Creek (E), Snapfinger Creek (F), Shoal Creek (G), Pole Bridge Creek (H), Pine Mountain Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in DeKalb County include: Rock Chapel Park (1), Fisher Trail Park (2), Silver Hill Park (3), Brownsmill Park (4), Lithonia Community Park (5), Chapel Park (6), County Line Park (7), Klondike Park (8), Miller Grove Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Clayton County , Fulton County , Gwinnett County , Henry County , Rockdale County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 47,609
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 101,320 (26% naturalized citizens)

DeKalb County:

15.2%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 45,187
  • 1990 to 1994: 20,440
  • 1985 to 1989: 11,872
  • 1980 to 1984: 8,995
  • 1975 to 1979: 5,288
  • 1970 to 1974: 3,849
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,402
  • 1965 to 1969: 3,287

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.0%

DeKalb County marital status for males DeKalb County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in DeKalb County with a mortgage: 111,884 (13,029 second mortgage, 12,504 home equity loan, 409 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 23,001

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for DeKalb County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant136,806276
Mainline Protestant69,164104
Catholic62,84411
Other31,49963
Black Protestant27,22858
Orthodox4,4588
None359,894-
DeKalb County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 128
DeKalb County:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 60
This county:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 259
DeKalb County:

3.53 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 520
This county:

7.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
DeKalb County:

9.6%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
DeKalb County:

27.4%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.5%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in DeKalb County:

Average size of farms: 29 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,158
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $7471.57
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.59%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $30,964
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.50%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.89%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $13,631
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.49%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.20

Tornado activity:

DeKalb County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 1676868.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 172 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/24/1975, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 152 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

DeKalb County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from DeKalb County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 101.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 139.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 174.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 305.8 miles away from DeKalb County center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 254.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in DeKalb County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (24%)
  • Jamaica (7%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (4%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Ethiopia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in DeKalb County (%):

  • English (5%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • African (2%)
  • Jamaican (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

DeKalb County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 240,374 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 52,594 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17,907 (5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 235 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8,340 (2%)
  • Railroad: 806 (0%)
  • Taxi: 807 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 212 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 479 (0%)
  • Walked: 6,021 (2%)
  • Other means: 2,957 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 10,378 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in DeKalb County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 4,086 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,486 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2,409 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2,164 people in nursing homes
  • 695 people in state prisons
  • 429 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 344 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 306 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 146 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 110 people in other group homes
  • 98 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 96 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 89 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 78 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 71 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 71 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 51 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 35 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 23 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 17 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill

People in group quarters in DeKalb County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 5,034 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,219 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,935 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 735 people in state prisons
  • 501 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 429 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 306 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 239 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 177 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 167 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 134 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 69 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 59 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 36 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,052.

12.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,201 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.30%
Georgia average:

9.45%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($183 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

0.04%
Georgia average:

0.08%

8.09% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($20,939 average AGI)
4.17% relocated from other states ($13,078 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

4.17%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fulton County, GA  3.46% ($35,541 average AGI)
from Gwinnett County, GA  1.45% ($29,733)
from Cobb County, GA  0.67% ($36,553)
from Clayton County, GA  0.59% ($22,285)
from Rockdale County, GA  0.24% ($24,526)
from Henry County, GA  0.19% ($31,509)
from Newton County, GA  0.16% ($26,000)


12.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,791 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.52%
Georgia average:

9.32%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($420 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

0.08%
Georgia average:

0.09%

8.62% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($23,586 average AGI)
3.81% relocated to other states ($12,785 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

3.81%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fulton County, GA  3.48% ($37,248 average AGI)
to Gwinnett County, GA  1.97% ($31,199)
to Cobb County, GA  0.68% ($43,174)
to Clayton County, GA  0.61% ($22,341)
to Rockdale County, GA  0.30% ($29,049)
to Henry County, GA  0.22% ($35,400)
to Newton County, GA  0.17% ($28,412)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 16.0

Births per 1000 population in DeKalb County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 5.9

Deaths per 1000 population in DeKalb County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in DeKalb County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 60,877 (50,053 aged, 10,824 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.74
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8320.690
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 198.010
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 20306.78

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1618.830
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 617.440
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.54

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41.09
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88.5

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.7
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 10334.027494

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 125.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 91.9
  • Cut/Pierce - 9.2
  • Other - 24.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 84.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 49.6
  • Suffocation - 15.8
  • Poisoning - 11.1
  • Other - 7.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 678,844

Size of family households: 61,511 2-persons, 40,267 3-persons, 31,448 4-persons, 15,352 5-persons, 6,939 6-persons, 5,936 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 85,326 1-person, 19,924 2-persons, 3,183 3-persons, 1,164 4-persons, 471 5-persons, 172 6-persons, 116 7-or-more-persons.

85,645 married couples with children.
50,810 single-parent households (8,117 men, 42,693 women).

82.6% of residents of DeKalb County speak English at home.
8.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (32% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,909,879,000 ($4306 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $183,923,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $826,965,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $596,208,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,688,000
Federal grants: $463,396,000
Federal procurement contracts: $121,909,000 ($34,640,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $892,712,000 ($71,311,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $65,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $698,685,000
Federal Government insurance: $317,589,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 60,340
Here:

89 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 21,842
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +38,772
Here:

+57 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -64,393
Here -95 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in DeKalb County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 86.72 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,055
  • 2000 to 2004: 57,775
  • 1990 to 1999: 42,354
  • 1980 to 1989: 48,894
  • 1970 to 1979: 56,916
  • 1960 to 1969: 44,414
  • 1950 to 1959: 27,224
  • 1940 to 1949: 10,994
  • 1939 or earlier: 13,705
Rooms in houses/apartments in DeKalb County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 76
  • 2 rooms: 990
  • 3 rooms: 4,950
  • 4 rooms: 6,262
  • 5 rooms: 20,773
  • 6 rooms: 31,284
  • 7 rooms: 27,907
  • 8 rooms: 25,280
  • 9+ rooms: 28,299
  • 1 room: 4,816
  • 2 rooms: 13,643
  • 3 rooms: 20,233
  • 4 rooms: 26,554
  • 5 rooms: 21,293
  • 6 rooms: 9,774
  • 7 rooms: 4,015
  • 8 rooms: 1,838
  • 9+ rooms: 1,352
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in DeKalb County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 618
  • 1 bedroom: 2,733
  • 2 bedrooms: 23,094
  • 3 bedrooms: 68,290
  • 4 bedrooms: 40,973
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10,113
  • no bedroom: 5,802
  • 1 bedroom: 32,831
  • 2 bedrooms: 44,072
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,045
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,197
  • 5+ bedrooms: 571
Cars and other vehicles available in DeKalb County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 5,511
  • 1 vehicle: 43,916
  • 2 vehicles: 66,251
  • 3 vehicles: 22,695
  • 4 vehicles: 5,713
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,735
  • no vehicle: 17,252
  • 1 vehicle: 53,205
  • 2 vehicles: 26,678
  • 3 vehicles: 5,084
  • 4 vehicles: 870
  • 5+ vehicles: 429

47% of DeKalb County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Georgia.

DeKalb County:

46.9%
State average:

50.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $133,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in DeKalb County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (83.3%)
  • Electricity (15.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (49.4%)
  • Electricity (48.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8,086
Here:

10.9%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,319
Here:

9.3%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13,420
Here:

38.3%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

DeKalb County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $31,422,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,616,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,296,000
    Water Utilities: $16,996,000
    Police Protection: $16,592,000
    Sewerage: $11,331,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,066,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,801,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,763,000
    General - Other: $1,610,000
    Air Transportation: $1,546,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $110,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $115,951,000
    Police Protection: $99,544,000
    Water Utilities: $62,463,000
    Central Staff Services: $59,535,000
    Health - Other: $55,863,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,199,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $44,418,000
    Local Fire Protection: $43,341,000
    General - Other: $41,709,000
    Sewerage: $28,733,000
    Regular Highways: $21,762,000
    Financial Administration: $18,664,000
    General Public Buildings: $14,295,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,089,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $11,195,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,817,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,876,000
    Libraries: $5,820,000
    Air Transportation: $2,327,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,282,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $764,046,000
    Corporate Bonds: $281,929,000
    Benefit Payments: $60,082,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $38,988,000
    Withdrawals: $241,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,757,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $12,909,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $26,961,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,154,000
    General - Other: $11,107,000
    Water Utilities: $4,963,000
    Police Protection: $3,318,000
    Sewerage: $3,308,000
    Regular Highways: $2,609,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,065,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $631,000
    Solid Waste Management: $559,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $262,000
    Financial Administration: $139,000
    Housing and Community Development: $122,000
    Correctional Institutions: $37,000
    Libraries: $36,000
    Health - Other: $24,000
    Air Transportation: $23,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $324,792,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,021,000

DeKalb County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $66,051,000
    Sewerage: $56,659,000
    All Other: $36,938,000
    Air Transportation: $3,775,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,506,000
    Parking Facilities: $141,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $53,794,000
    From Parent Local Government: $7,355,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $3,821,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $22,897,000
    All Other: $15,337,000
    Public Welfare: $1,613,000
    Highways: $751,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $243,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $38,945,000
    Interest Earnings: $34,077,000
    Rents: $13,447,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $10,158,000
    Special Assessments: $3,547,000
    Sale of Property: $19,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $84,989,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $26,228,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,577,000
    Public Welfare: $1,825,000
    Highways: $1,093,000
  • Tax - Property: $287,864,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $101,043,000
    Other Selective Sales: $34,185,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $22,376,000
    Other License: $9,017,000
    Public Utility License: $7,037,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,480,000

DeKalb County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $910,945,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $709,765,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $230,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $45,938,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $42,348,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,820,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,590,000

DeKalb County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $169,685,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $36,874,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $309,907,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $104,881,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

DeKalb County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

DeKalb County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 115 full 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 ORIGINATED3,108$153,6302,714$225,34811,279$220,426330$112,11819$8,224,0001,002$129,9081$235,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED206$131,238239$244,1671,178$202,89698$38,4081$176,000112$101,7320$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED858$126,531689$161,2025,795$181,709651$46,0494$3,950,000694$101,5758$56,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN660$140,921552$195,9043,490$186,352140$79,7362$14,828,000275$112,5093$127,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS169$135,627122$184,393794$196,45848$94,1670$067$114,1041$154,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 112 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED615$237,735366$258,89922$163,818
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED236$208,148197$238,56936$110,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED101$225,78285$236,1656$159,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN35$220,91443$224,4193$103,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS32$242,43818$235,7787$169,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in DeKalb County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2,62970.1 years
Mary2,59478.0 years
William2,41472.4 years
John2,27072.4 years
Robert1,71168.4 years
Charles1,25970.0 years
Willie1,19670.9 years
George1,01272.7 years
Annie93978.9 years
Thomas88871.4 years
Most common last names in DeKalb County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,57472.7 years
Johnson93672.2 years
Williams88470.5 years
Jones86671.3 years
Brown82972.2 years
Davis71673.0 years
Jackson57670.7 years
Harris50071.7 years
White45273.0 years
Thomas44970.7 years
Businesses in DeKalb County, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1LensCrafters3
AT&T6Little Caesars Pizza8
Abercrombie & Fitch1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware5Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts12Macy's4
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott6
Ann Taylor1Marshalls1
Apple Store1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's4Mazda1
Arby's6McDonald's23
Audi1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone11Motel 63
Avenue2Motherhood Maternity5
BMW1New Balance8
Bakers2New York & Co1
Bally Total Fitness1Nike30
Banana Republic1Nissan2
Barnes & Noble1Nordstrom1
Baskin-Robbins3Office Depot4
Bath & Body Works2OfficeMax2
Bebe1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster7Outback2
Brooks Brothers1Outback Steakhouse2
Brookstone1Panda Express1
Budget Car Rental2Panera Bread3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza5
Burger King13Payless9
CVS18Penske6
Cache1PetSmart2
CarMax1Pier 1 Imports1
Caribou Coffee1Pizza Hut14
Catherines2Plato's Closet1
Charlotte Russe1Popeyes9
Chevrolet2Publix Super Markets10
Chick-Fil-A14Quality1
Chico's1Quiznos7
Chipotle2RadioShack4
Church's Chicken7Red Lobster2
Circle K2Red Roof Inn1
Clarks1Rite Aid6
Cold Stone Creamery1Rooms To Go2
Comfort Suites1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves4Ryan's Grill1
DHL6Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Dairy Queen10SAS Shoes2
Discount Tire1SONIC Drive-In4
Domino's Pizza4Sam's Club2
Dunkin Donuts8Sears2
Econo Lodge2Sephora1
Express1Skechers USA1
Extended Stay America1Soma Intimates1
FedEx112Sprint Nextel3
Firestone Complete Auto Care7Staples1
Foot Locker4Starbucks14
Ford2Steak 'n Shake1
Forever 211Studio 61
GNC12Subaru2
GameStop4Suburban1
Gap1Subway21
Goodwill3Super 83
Gymboree1T-Mobile15
H&R Block20T.J.Maxx2
Haagen-Dazs1Taco Bell11
Havertys Furniture1Target3
Hilton4The Athlete's Foot6
Hobby Lobby1The Cheesecake Factory1
Holiday Inn7The Limited1
Home Depot3The Room Place1
Honda1Toyota1
Hyundai1Toys"R"Us5
IHOP3True Value1
J. Jill1U-Haul41
J.Crew1UPS101
Jimmy John's16Urban Outfitters1
JoS. A. Bank2Verizon Wireless3
Jones New York8Victoria's Secret1
KFC9Volkswagen1
Kincaid1Waffle House23
Kmart1Walgreens14
Knights Inn1Walmart4
Kroger17Wendy's14
LA Fitness3Whole Foods Market1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA3
Lane Furniture6Z Gallerie1

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