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DeKalb County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 19,268 (22% urban, 78% rural); it was 17,423 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,942
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,369
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,235
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,109 (it was 1,749 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%

Land area: 305 sq. mi.

Water area: 24.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 63 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in DeKalb County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (22.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.4%), Public administration (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 19%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 69%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in DeKalb County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 9,539  (49.5%)
Females: 9,729  (50.5%)
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DeKalb County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
DeKalb County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,481 ($30,359 in 1999)

This county:

$37481
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $380 (lower quartile is $279, upper quartile is $511)
This county:

$380
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $116,010 (it was $83,200 in 2000)
DeKalb:

$116,010
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,453 - $193,007
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $888
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $292

Institutionalized population: 219

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 41
  • Burglaries: 129
  • Thefts: 247
  • Auto thefts: 43

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 61
  • Burglaries: 80
  • Thefts: 213
  • Auto thefts: 23
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $131,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $566 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $456 (0.4%)

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: 19.0%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.0% for Black residents, 26.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.7% for American Indian residents, 65.8% for other race residents, 5.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.2%
DeKalb County:

19.2%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.6% for Black residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.9% for American Indian residents, 59.5% for other race residents, 5.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 25 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in DeKalb County is $383 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $664 a month.

Cities in this county include: Underhill, Smithville, Alexandria, Liberty, Dowelltown.

DeKalb County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Bledsoe County , Beaufort County, North Carolina , Caldwell County, North Carolina , Dickson County , Fulton County, Arkansas , Randolph County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.1%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 389
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 64.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 470 (13% naturalized citizens)

DeKalb County:

2.7%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 272
  • 1990 to 1994: 80
  • 1985 to 1989: 65
  • 1980 to 1984: 12
  • 1975 to 1979: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 15
  • 1965 to 1969: 9

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,443
  • One, attached: 105
  • Two: 277
  • 3 or 4: 114
  • 5 to 9: 119
  • 10 to 19: 35
  • 20 or more: 31
  • Mobile homes: 1,275
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in DeKalb County with a mortgage: 1,766 (114 second mortgage, 112 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,599

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for DeKalb County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,53443
Mainline Protestant1,32021
Catholic9001
Other11
Orthodox--
None8,968-
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: 7
DeKalb County:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
DeKalb County:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
DeKalb County:

11.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
DeKalb County:

29.4%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in DeKalb County:

Average size of farms: 113 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,879
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1375.14
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.91%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 14.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,448
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.92%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,459
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 25.22
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.64%
Corn for grain: 907 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2786 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Earthquake activity:

DeKalb County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 76% 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 204.2 miles away from DeKalb County center
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 103.8 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) earthquake occurred 186.3 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 106.7 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 174.8 miles away from DeKalb 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 225.8 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:

  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1909): May 4, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • TennesseeHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3217): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1464): May 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TennesseeStorms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 23, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1408): April 5, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1408, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TennesseeWinter Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1260): January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1260, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • TennesseeSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 6, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1197): January 13, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1197, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TennesseeSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1167): March 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1167, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TennesseeIce Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1010): February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
  • TennesseeSevere Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3095): March 14, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3095, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • TennesseeSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: March 22, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-459): March 22, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in DeKalb County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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

  • Mexico (69%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Laos (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Peru (3%)
  • Thailand (3%)

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

  • United States or American (42%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

DeKalb County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,951 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,133 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 281 (4%)
  • Other means: 128 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 276 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 126 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 35 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in other group homes

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

  • 111 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 84 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 35 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in college/university student housing
  • 21 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,256.

6.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.02% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($21,435 average AGI)
1.82% relocated from other states ($9,435 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

1.82%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Warren County, TN  0.83% ($28,308 average AGI)
from Rutherford County, TN  0.78% ($34,633)
from Wilson County, TN  0.77% ($31,750)
from Putnam County, TN  0.51% ($28,938)
from White County, TN  0.38% ($30,958)
from Davidson County, TN  0.35% ($33,636)
from Cannon County, TN  0.32% ($23,650)


7.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.44% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($22,503 average AGI)
1.66% relocated to other states ($6,508 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

1.66%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rutherford County, TN  0.92% ($21,879 average AGI)
to Warren County, TN  0.84% ($22,340)
to Putnam County, TN  0.69% ($25,419)
to Wilson County, TN  0.61% ($27,289)
to Davidson County, TN  0.49% ($27,774)
to Smith County, TN  0.43% ($27,037)
to Cannon County, TN  0.32% ($20,850)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in DeKalb County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in DeKalb County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in DeKalb County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
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: 3,425 (2,584 aged, 841 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 470 (11%)

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, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (363)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (264)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (198)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (170)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (145)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (132)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (131)
  • Unspecified dementia (97)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (87)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (52)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9515.180
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 280.020
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53549.66

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1210.690
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1216.170

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.82
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49.3

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.43

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 382.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 247.1
  • Other - 135.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,425
  • In family households: 15,694 (3,627 male householders, 1,513 female householders)
    3,834 spouses, 4,832 children (4,354 natural, 142 adopted, 336 stepchildren), 615 grandchildren, 179 brothers or sisters, 173 parents, 293 other relatives, 512 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,731 (1,063 male householders (858 living alone)), 1,217 female householders (1,072 living alone)), 451 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 298 (219 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,413 2-persons, 1,137 3-persons, 948 4-persons, 377 5-persons, 162 6-persons, 103 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,930 1-person, 287 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

2,700 married couples with children.
878 single-parent households (207 men, 671 women).

96.4% of residents of DeKalb County speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (32% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 26% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $118,464,000 ($6504 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,246,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,646,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,535,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,629,000
Federal grants: $31,185,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,016,000 ($3,296,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,452,000 ($65,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $329,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,031,000
Federal Government insurance: $42,510,000

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

Births: 1,155
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,047
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +226
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +526
Here:

+29 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in DeKalb County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.27 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 187
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,879
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,721
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,409
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,833
  • 1960 to 1969: 931
  • 1950 to 1959: 652
  • 1940 to 1949: 313
  • 1939 or earlier: 519
Rooms in houses/apartments in DeKalb County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 167
  • 4 rooms: 576
  • 5 rooms: 1,523
  • 6 rooms: 1,510
  • 7 rooms: 684
  • 8 rooms: 408
  • 9+ rooms: 351
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 54
  • 3 rooms: 287
  • 4 rooms: 494
  • 5 rooms: 376
  • 6 rooms: 216
  • 7 rooms: 183
  • 8 rooms: 88
  • 9+ rooms: 27
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in DeKalb County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 144
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,233
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,114
  • 4 bedrooms: 612
  • 5+ bedrooms: 123
  • no bedroom: 53
  • 1 bedroom: 250
  • 2 bedrooms: 739
  • 3 bedrooms: 564
  • 4 bedrooms: 104
  • 5+ bedrooms: 39
Cars and other vehicles available in DeKalb County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 202
  • 1 vehicle: 1,467
  • 2 vehicles: 2,136
  • 3 vehicles: 1,000
  • 4 vehicles: 334
  • 5+ vehicles: 96
  • no vehicle: 312
  • 1 vehicle: 723
  • 2 vehicles: 552
  • 3 vehicles: 131
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

59% of DeKalb County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Tennessee.

DeKalb County:

59.4%
State average:

54.7%

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

  • This state: 13163
  • Northeast: 331
  • Midwest: 1589
  • South: 1504
  • West: 292

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $64,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

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 (54.6%)
  • Electricity (33.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.3%)
  • Wood (5.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Electricity (45.3%)
  • Utility gas (43.2%)
  • Wood (4.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 55
Here:

3.0%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 76
Here:

7.6%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 33
Here:

10.7%
Tennessee:

22.8%

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 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $657,000
    Police Protection: $13,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $13,477,000
    Regular Highways: $1,271,000
    Police Protection: $727,000
    Solid Waste Management: $679,000
    General - Other: $589,000
    Corrections - Other: $337,000
    Central Staff Services: $316,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $302,000
    Financial Administration: $233,000
    Health Services - Other: $201,000
    General Public Buildings: $143,000
    Libraries: $91,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $59,000
    Housing & Community Development: $25,000
    Welfare - Other: $18,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $517,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $553,000
    Police Protection: $79,000
    Regular Highways: $65,000
    General - Other: $17,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,571,000

DeKalb County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $641,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $428,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $285,000
    Solid Waste Management: $199,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $177,000
    Education: $149,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $82,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $721,000
    Interest Earnings: $304,000
    Rents: $28,000
    Property Sale Other: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,419,000
    Highways: $1,411,000
    General Support: $527,000
    All Other: $332,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,669,000
    Total General Sales: $1,159,000
    NEC: $187,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $87,000
    Other Selective Sales: $42,000

DeKalb County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $6,724,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,899,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $334,000
    Other NEC: $152,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $6,709,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,832,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $349,000
    Other, NEC: $219,000

DeKalb County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,541,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,007,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 610
  • Number of aged recipients: 78
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 532
  • Number of recipients under 18: 53
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 394
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 163
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 279
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 241
DeKalb County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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DeKalb County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in DeKalb County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19970.9 years
William14173.9 years
Robert12974.4 years
John11876.4 years
Mary11379.3 years
Willie9878.0 years
George5274.7 years
Charlie4878.6 years
Charles4871.8 years
Joe3870.6 years
Most common last names in DeKalb County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cantrell13874.8 years
Taylor9175.2 years
Hale8573.6 years
Johnson7771.5 years
Young6474.4 years
Turner6176.1 years
Malone5977.3 years
Smith5774.6 years
Driver5678.1 years
Jones5377.3 years
Businesses in DeKalb County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Subway1
GNC1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Walmart1
Jimmy John's1