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DeKalb County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2016: 104,528 (80% urban, 20% rural); it was 88,969 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,851
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,696
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,878
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,937 (it was 12,796 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

33%

Land area: 634 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 165 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in DeKalb County: 100.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in DeKalb County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (11.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.7%)
  • Asian alone (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
Median resident age:  30.9 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years
Males: 52,811  (50.5%)
Females: 51,717  (49.5%)

DeKalb County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
DeKalb County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $59,285 ($45,828 in 1999)

This county:

$59,285
Illinois:

$60,960

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $748 (lower quartile is $601, upper quartile is $1,048)
This county:

$748
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $168,400 (it was $133,900 in 2000)
DeKalb:

$168,400
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $118,800 - $233,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $216,054
Here:

$216,054
State:

$249,958

Townhouses or other attached units: $123,522
Here:

$123,522
State:

$231,967

In 2-unit structures: $147,770
Here:

$147,770
State:

$270,571

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,904
Here:

$169,904
State:

$249,493

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $204,724
Here:

$204,724
State:

$269,512

Mobile homes: $28,964
Here:

$28,964
State:

$51,570
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,460
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $694

Institutionalized population: 688
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 319 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2001: 418 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2002: 588 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2003: 805 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2004: 721 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2005: 1135 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2006: 781 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2007: 464 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2008: 143 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2009: 109 buildings, average cost: $193,200
  • 2010: 51 buildings, average cost: $195,200
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2012: 43 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2013: 44 buildings, average cost: $235,300
  • 2014: 45 buildings, average cost: $212,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $4,685 (2.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,934 (2.9%)

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 2016: 18.2%
DeKalb County:

18.2%
Illinois:

13.0%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.2% for Black residents, 30.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.0% for American Indian residents, 34.2% for other race residents, 27.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 30.9 years old
(Males: 29.3 years old, Females: 32.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.6 years old, Black residents: 20.5 years old, American Indian residents: 59.3 years old, Asian residents: 28.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.9 years old, Other race residents: 24.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in DeKalb County is $569 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $748 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $970 a month.

Cities in this county include: DeKalb, Sycamore, Sandwich, Genoa, Cortland, Hinckley, Somonauk, Waterman, Kirkland, Kingston.

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

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Neighboring counties: Colfax County, Nebraska , Dawes County, Nebraska , Siskiyou County, California , Monroe County, Michigan , Sheridan County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 18,467
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,731 (40.1% naturalized citizens)

DeKalb County:

6.4%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,578
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,041
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,582
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,220
  • 1970 to 1979: 601
  • Before 1970: 632
Note: State values scaled to DeKalb County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.3%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,825
  • One, attached: 3,731
  • Two: 1,280
  • 3 or 4: 2,000
  • 5 to 9: 2,363
  • 10 to 19: 2,437
  • 20 to 49: 1,532
  • 50 or more: 1,523
  • Mobile homes: 1,328

Housing units in DeKalb County with a mortgage: 13,613 (115 second mortgage, 1,034 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,692

Here:

65.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for DeKalb County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,4476
Mainline Protestant14,71937
Evangelical Protestant9,84349
Other4,26712
Orthodox4001
Black Protestant1821
None56,302-
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: 13
DeKalb County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

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.
Illinois:

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:
DeKalb County:

7.0%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
DeKalb County:

26.1%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in DeKalb County:

Average size of farms: 440 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $213,897
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $273.25
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.28%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.68%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $199,979
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 94.79%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $146,357
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.40%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.77%
Corn for grain: 186374 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3377 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 140084 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,547 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 120 acres

Earthquake activity:

DeKalb County-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 242.5 miles away from DeKalb County 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 31.4 miles away from the county 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 217.5 miles away from the county 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 275.2 miles away from the county 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 241.3 miles away from DeKalb County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 231.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 05, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4116: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4116, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1960: March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 13, 2008 to October 05, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1800: October 03, 2008, FEMA Id: 1800, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 20, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1729: September 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1729, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Snow, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 01, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3269: December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: 3269, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Flooding, Incident Period: July 17, 1996 to August 07, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1129: July 25, 1996, FEMA Id: 1129, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Illinois Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 16, 1979, Emergency Declared EM-3068: January 16, 1979, FEMA Id: 3068, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 10, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-438: June 10, 1974, FEMA Id: 438, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 26, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-373: April 26, 1973, FEMA Id: 373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

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

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (41%)
  • India (13%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Greece (3%)
  • Nigeria (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)

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

  • German (19%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (3%)

DeKalb County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 35,826 (76.2%)
  • Carpooled: 4,630 (9.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 352 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 691 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 596 (1.3%)
  • Walked: 2,343 (5.0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,550 (5.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 6,889 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 630 people in nursing homes
  • 91 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 81 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 5,844 people in college/university student housing
  • 566 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 122 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 67 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 56 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,270.

6.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,252 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.21% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($23,823 average AGI)
1.37% relocated from other states ($6,430 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

1.37%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kane County, IL  1.16% ($34,066 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  1.03% ($24,568)
from DuPage County, IL  0.50% ($31,708)
from Kendall County, IL  0.36% ($34,649)
from Winnebago County, IL  0.32% ($25,265)
from McHenry County, IL  0.30% ($30,218)
from Ogle County, IL  0.30% ($29,527)


8.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,502 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
Illinois average:

4.96%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($483 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

0.05%
Illinois average:

0.07%

5.95% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($23,365 average AGI)
2.51% relocated to other states ($13,655 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

2.51%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  1.30% ($29,187 average AGI)
to Kane County, IL  1.20% ($41,188)
to DuPage County, IL  0.62% ($36,543)
to Kendall County, IL  0.39% ($37,784)
to Ogle County, IL  0.38% ($30,708)
to Winnebago County, IL  0.37% ($29,850)
to La Salle County, IL  0.31% ($33,259)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.4

Births per 1000 population in DeKalb County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.4

Deaths per 1000 population in DeKalb County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in DeKalb County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in DeKalb County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in DeKalb County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,941 (9,517 aged, 1,424 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,018 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in DeKalb County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (882)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (600)
  • Unspecified dementia (459)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (457)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (391)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (370)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (307)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (196)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (192)
  • Congestive heart failure (192)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.09
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,779
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 133
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,579

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,197
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 674
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 73.5. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 104,528
  • In family households: 78,617 (12,679 male householders, 10,686 female householders)
    16,711 spouses, 30,791 children (28,963 natural, 473 adopted, 1,355 stepchildren), 1,168 grandchildren, 904 brothers or sisters, 444 parents, 1,254 other relatives, 3,980 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21,043 (6,511 male householders (4,525 living alone)), 6,814 female householders (4,583 living alone)), 7,718 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,868

Size of family households: 9,687 2-persons, 5,797 3-persons, 4,314 4-persons, 2,039 5-persons, 920 6-persons, 608 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,108 1-person, 2,963 2-persons, 996 3-persons, 185 4-persons, 39 5-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons.

11,992 married couples with children.
9,139 single-parent households (2,888 men, 6,251 women).

88.3% of residents of DeKalb speak English at home.
7.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $330,249,000 ($3,458 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,629,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $148,902,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $85,611,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,817,000
Federal grants: $58,563,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,531,000 ($400,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $16,826,000 ($4,438,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,559,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $77,969,000
Federal Government insurance: $110,124,000

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

Births: 5,956
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,106
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,718
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,269
Here +44 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in DeKalb County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.70 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 308
  • 2010 to 2013: 562
  • 2000 to 2009: 8,168
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,324
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,259
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,876
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,059
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,144
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,862
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,457
Note: State values scaled to DeKalb population
Rooms in houses/apartments in DeKalb County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to DeKalb County population
  • 1 room: 30
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 189
  • 4 rooms: 1,775
  • 5 rooms: 4,488
  • 6 rooms: 5,701
  • 7 rooms: 2,923
  • 8 rooms: 2,072
  • 9+ rooms: 4,127
  • 1 room: 299
  • 2 rooms: 349
  • 3 rooms: 1,861
  • 4 rooms: 4,941
  • 5 rooms: 3,599
  • 6 rooms: 2,292
  • 7 rooms: 601
  • 8 rooms: 731
  • 9+ rooms: 712
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in DeKalb County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to DeKalb County population
  • no bedroom: 30
  • 1 bedroom: 141
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,540
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,173
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,953
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,468
  • no bedroom: 299
  • 1 bedroom: 1,934
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,858
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,512
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,557
  • 5+ bedrooms: 225
Cars and other vehicles available in DeKalb County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to DeKalb County population
  • no vehicle: 494
  • 1 vehicle: 4,276
  • 2 vehicles: 9,303
  • 3 vehicles: 5,223
  • 4 vehicles: 1,592
  • 5+ vehicles: 417
  • no vehicle: 1,109
  • 1 vehicle: 7,080
  • 2 vehicles: 5,359
  • 3 vehicles: 1,455
  • 4 vehicles: 328
  • 5+ vehicles: 54

77% of DeKalb County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Illinois.

DeKalb County:

76.6%
State average:

86.9%

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

  • This state: 78,440
  • Other state: 18,915
  • Northeast: 2,538
  • Midwest: 8,272
  • South: 5,234
  • West: 2,871

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in DeKalb County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (83.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.8%)
  • Electricity (6.2%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (59.0%)
  • Electricity (36.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 705
Here:

6.6%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 639
Here:

9.9%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 768
Here:

5.4%
Illinois:

26.9%

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 - Public Welfare Institutions: $159,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $8,826,000
    Health - Other: $5,141,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,757,000
    Police Protection: $4,217,000
    Regular Highways: $2,493,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,212,000
    General - Other: $1,734,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,700,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,112,000
    General Public Buildings: $897,000
    Parks and Recreation: $608,000
    Financial Administration: $450,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $426,000
    Corrections - Other: $155,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $568,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,581,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,007,000
    Central Staff Services: $749,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $447,000
    Police Protection: $259,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $81,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,787,000

DeKalb County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $6,820,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,210,000
    All Other: $545,000
    Housing and Community Development: $200,000
    Public Welfare: $26,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,205,000
    Health and Hospitals: $478,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $966,000
    Interest Earnings: $929,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $904,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $8,517,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,820,000
    Highways: $1,558,000
    All Other: $116,000
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000
    Public Welfare: $13,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,842,000
    Other License: $557,000
    Other Selective Sales: $221,000
    Death and Gift: $35,000

DeKalb County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,110,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,825,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,155,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $870,000

DeKalb County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,632,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,428,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 579
  • Number of aged recipients: 42
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 537
  • Number of recipients under 18: 119
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 400
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 60
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 162
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 276
DeKalb County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

DeKalb County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 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 ORIGINATED352$157,472355$136,6703,017$161,42971$68,77516$653,125201$141,10049$50,082
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$145,88030$129,633256$166,2347$30,8570$014$129,3573$53,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED60$167,10049$110,102753$180,64541$46,6103$173,33345$131,57813$32,846
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN34$151,29428$134,893457$183,3709$68,8890$018$120,3890$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$174,85712$169,417132$178,9323$88,6670$09$146,4440$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED65$161,12381$179,7041$158,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$186,73335$205,1141$90,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$152,42924$204,1671$125,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$163,2733$126,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$208,6674$200,0002$202,000
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, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John41175.4 years
Mary36980.6 years
William34074.7 years
Robert30272.1 years
Helen26182.0 years
James24971.6 years
Charles23676.9 years
George23577.8 years
Ruth21981.0 years
Dorothy21479.9 years
Most common last names in DeKalb County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson34679.8 years
Anderson16878.4 years
Smith15077.5 years
Miller12977.7 years
Nelson11980.5 years
Olson10478.2 years
Carlson9880.6 years
Larson9381.3 years
Peterson8081.1 years
Davis7675.4 years
Businesses in DeKalb County, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Little Caesars Pizza1
ALDI1Long John Silver's2
AT&T1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware2MasterBrand Cabinets19
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Applebee's1Mazda1
Arby's1McDonald's6
AutoZone1Menards1
Barnes & Noble1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Baymont Inn1Nike4
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax1
Best Western2Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Panda Express3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panera Bread1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
Caribou Coffee1Payless1
Carson Pirie Scott1Penske1
Chevrolet1PetSmart1
Chipotle1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut3
Cricket Wireless2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves2RadioShack1
DHL1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts1Sprint Nextel2
Famous Footwear1Starbucks4
FedEx11Steak 'n Shake1
Ford3Subway8
GNC1Super 81
GameStop2T-Mobile2
Goodwill2T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block5Taco Bell3
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn1The Room Place1
Honda1U-Haul7
Hyundai1UPS23
IHOP1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Walgreens3
Jewel-Osco2Walmart1
Jones New York1Wendy's2
KFC3White Castle2
Kohl's1YMCA2
La-Z-Boy1

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