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DeKalb County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2017: 104,733 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in DeKalb County: 99.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.6%), Educational, health and social services (15.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in DeKalb County, IL (2017)
    • 79,88189.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 11,52112.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7,3488.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,5932.9%Asian alone
    • 2,2192.5%Two or more races
    • 380.04%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 380.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

31.2 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years
Males: 50,737  (48.4%)
Females: 53,996  (51.6%)
Average household size:
DeKalb County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,942 ($45,828 in 1999)
This county:

$59,942
Illinois:

$62,992

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $747 (lower quartile is $578, upper quartile is $1,019)
This county:

$747
State:

$852


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $169,800 (it was $133,900 in 2000)
DeKalb:

$169,800
Illinois:

$195,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,900 - $237,100

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $215,120
Here:

$215,120
State:

$257,121

Townhouses or other attached units: $145,760
Here:

$145,760
State:

$248,095

In 2-unit structures: $183,848
Here:

$183,848
State:

$291,160

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,912
Here:

$163,912
State:

$279,934

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,643
Here:

$131,643
State:

$287,217

Mobile homes: $30,653
Here:

$30,653
State:

$51,477

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,570
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $692

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

  • 1997: 265 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 1998: 380 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 1999: 417 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 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
  • 2015: 118 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2016: 70 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2017: 90 buildings, average cost: $215,300
Number of permits per 10,000 DeKalb, IL residents
Average permit cost in DeKalb, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,875 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,930 (2.9%)

Distribution of median household income in DeKalb, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in DeKalb, IL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in DeKalb, IL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.8%
DeKalb County:

14.8%
Illinois:

12.6%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.7% for Black residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.2% for American Indian residents, 26.9% for other race residents, 24.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 31.2 years old
(Males: 30.7 years old, Females: 31.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36.1 years old, Black residents: 25.9 years old, American Indian residents: 20.4 years old, Asian residents: 28.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.7 years old, Other race residents: 20.9 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:

5.2%
Illinois:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in DeKalb, IL

Current college students: 18,467
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,638 (35.1% naturalized citizens)

DeKalb County:

8.2%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,3862010 or later
  • 1,9752000 to 2009
  • 1,4621990 to 1999
  • 1,2201980 to 1989
  • 6011970 to 1979
  • 632Before 1970

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: 23,742
  • One, attached: 4,337
  • Two: 1,071
  • 3 or 4: 2,690
  • 5 to 9: 2,707
  • 10 to 19: 2,354
  • 20 to 49: 1,662
  • 50 or more: 2,027
  • Mobile homes: 615

Housing units in DeKalb County with a mortgage: 13,846 (441 second mortgage, 1,612 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,115

Here:

65.0% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for DeKalb County

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-
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
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - DeKalb

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 32,629 (76.1%)
  • Carpooled: 4,045 (9.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 890 (2.1%)
  • Railroad: 18 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 456 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 475 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 1,996 (4.7%)
  • Worked at home: 2,176 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (41%)
  • India (14%)
  • Saudi Arabia (6%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Sudan (3%)
  • Nepal (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in DeKalb County


  • German (18%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Italian (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $68,115.

7.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
5.86% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($31,170 average AGI)
1.50% relocated from other states ($8,584 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

1.50%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Kendall County, IL  0.56% ($40,014)
from La Salle County, IL  0.41% ($40,538)
from Ogle County, IL  0.30% ($39,884)
from Winnebago County, IL  0.27% ($34,696)


8.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
5.72% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($27,164 average AGI)
2.89% relocated to other states ($19,552 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

2.89%
Illinois average:

2.67%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to La Salle County, IL  0.43% ($45,963)
to Kendall County, IL  0.40% ($40,584)
to Winnebago County, IL  0.39% ($38,099)
to Ogle County, IL  0.34% ($46,894)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in DeKalb County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in DeKalb County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in DeKalb County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in DeKalb County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 104,733
  • In family households: 77,846 (10,153 male householders, 13,556 female householders)
    17,341 spouses, 32,118 children (30,483 natural, 519 adopted, 1,116 stepchildren), 1,199 grandchildren, 476 brothers or sisters, 282 parents, 755 other relatives, 1,966 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 22,797 (7,686 male householders (5,102 living alone)), 6,929 female householders (5,884 living alone)), 8,182 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,090

Size of family households: 10,775 2-persons, 4,687 3-persons, 5,370 4-persons, 2,336 5-persons, 235 6-persons, 306 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,986 1-person, 2,270 2-persons, 360 3-persons, 822 4-persons, 177 5-persons.

15,591 married couples with children.
6,046 single-parent households (1,546 men, 4,500 women).

87.3% of residents of DeKalb speak English at home.
7.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 4% 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:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in DeKalb County, Illinois
  • Year house built in DeKalb County, Illinois
  • 4922014 or later
  • 4142010 to 2013
  • 7,6222000 to 2009
  • 5,9101990 to 1999
  • 3,3201980 to 1989
  • 6,6371970 to 1979
  • 4,6011960 to 1969
  • 2,6721950 to 1959
  • 1,5381940 to 1949
  • 7,9991939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in DeKalb County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in DeKalb County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in DeKalb County, Illinois
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2543 rooms
  • 1,0554 rooms
  • 3,7655 rooms
  • 4,5606 rooms
  • 4,0627 rooms
  • 2,8448 rooms
  • 4,4219+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in DeKalb County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in DeKalb County, Illinois
  • 6751 room
  • 9332 rooms
  • 2,6013 rooms
  • 5,1874 rooms
  • 3,3415 rooms
  • 3,0466 rooms
  • 5677 rooms
  • 4498 rooms
  • 5649+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in DeKalb County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in DeKalb County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in DeKalb County, Illinois
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1301 bedroom
  • 3,5822 bedrooms
  • 10,3573 bedrooms
  • 5,1724 bedrooms
  • 1,7205+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in DeKalb County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in DeKalb County, Illinois
  • 753no bedroom
  • 3,6201 bedroom
  • 6,9592 bedrooms
  • 4,2703 bedrooms
  • 1,6754 bedrooms
  • 865+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in DeKalb County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in DeKalb County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in DeKalb County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 346no vehicle
  • 3,8531 vehicle
  • 10,1002 vehicles
  • 4,7753 vehicles
  • 1,3954 vehicles
  • 4925+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in DeKalb County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in DeKalb County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,865no vehicle
  • 8,6011 vehicle
  • 4,4822 vehicles
  • 1,5993 vehicles
  • 6744 vehicles
  • 1425+ vehicles

83.4% of DeKalb County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Illinois.

DeKalb County:

83.4%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 78,234
  • Other state: 16,561
  • Northeast: 1,670
  • Midwest: 7,697
  • South: 3,714
  • West: 3,480
Year householders moved into unit in DeKalb County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in DeKalb County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 84.8%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.4%Utility gas
  • 36.3%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 578
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 62
Here:

1.1%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 801
Here:

5.7%
Illinois:

27.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

DeKalb County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,063,000
  • Charges - Other: $18,787,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,367,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,083,000
    General - Other: $279,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $59,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $13,551,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,156,000
    Police Protection: $6,538,000
    Health - Other: $5,947,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,570,000
    General - Other: $4,154,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,838,000
    Regular Highways: $3,537,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,956,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,556,000
    Financial Administration: $873,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $266,000
    Corrections - Other: $218,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,522,000
    Health and Hospitals: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $685,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,814,000
    Health and Hospitals: $142,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,985,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,477,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $605,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,325,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $976,000
    Interest Earnings: $207,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $787,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $554,000
    Central Staff Services: $164,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $133,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $117,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,692,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,033,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,691,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,638,000
    Highways: $1,500,000
    Other: $1,255,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,625,000
    Other License: $696,000
    Other Selective Sales: $353,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $183,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,516,000

DeKalb County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,063,000
  • Charges - Other: $18,787,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,367,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,083,000
    General - Other: $279,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $59,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $13,551,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,156,000
    Police Protection: $6,538,000
    Health - Other: $5,947,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,570,000
    General - Other: $4,154,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,838,000
    Regular Highways: $3,537,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,956,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,556,000
    Financial Administration: $873,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $266,000
    Corrections - Other: $218,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,522,000
    Health and Hospitals: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $685,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,814,000
    Health and Hospitals: $142,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,985,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,477,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $605,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,325,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $976,000
    Interest Earnings: $207,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $787,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $554,000
    Central Staff Services: $164,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $133,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $117,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,692,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,033,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,691,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,638,000
    Highways: $1,500,000
    Other: $1,255,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,625,000
    Other License: $696,000
    Other Selective Sales: $353,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $183,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,516,000

DeKalb County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,063,000
  • Charges - Other: $18,787,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,367,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,083,000
    General - Other: $279,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $59,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $13,551,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,156,000
    Police Protection: $6,538,000
    Health - Other: $5,947,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,570,000
    General - Other: $4,154,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,838,000
    Regular Highways: $3,537,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,956,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,556,000
    Financial Administration: $873,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $266,000
    Corrections - Other: $218,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,522,000
    Health and Hospitals: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $685,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,814,000
    Health and Hospitals: $142,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,985,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,477,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $605,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,325,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $976,000
    Interest Earnings: $207,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $787,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $554,000
    Central Staff Services: $164,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $133,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $117,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,692,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,033,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,691,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,638,000
    Highways: $1,500,000
    Other: $1,255,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,625,000
    Other License: $696,000
    Other Selective Sales: $353,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $183,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,516,000

DeKalb County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,063,000
  • Charges - Other: $18,787,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,367,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,083,000
    General - Other: $279,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $59,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $13,551,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,156,000
    Police Protection: $6,538,000
    Health - Other: $5,947,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,570,000
    General - Other: $4,154,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,838,000
    Regular Highways: $3,537,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,956,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,556,000
    Financial Administration: $873,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $266,000
    Corrections - Other: $218,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,522,000
    Health and Hospitals: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $685,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,814,000
    Health and Hospitals: $142,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,985,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,477,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $605,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,325,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $976,000
    Interest Earnings: $207,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $787,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $554,000
    Central Staff Services: $164,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $133,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $117,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,692,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,033,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,691,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,638,000
    Highways: $1,500,000
    Other: $1,255,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,625,000
    Other License: $696,000
    Other Selective Sales: $353,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $183,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,516,000

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

DeKalb County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"
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