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DeKalb County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2018: 19,951 (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: 66 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in DeKalb County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.7%), Manufacturing (22.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (19.5%), Wholesale trade (16.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in DeKalb County, TN (2018)
    • 17,525100.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6659.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2911.7%Two or more races
    • 2691.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1671.0%Asian alone
    • 180.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Tennessee median age:

38.9 years
Males: 9,925  (49.8%)
Females: 10,026  (50.2%)
Average household size:
DeKalb County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2018: $45,348 ($30,359 in 1999)
This county:

$45,348
Tennessee:

$52,375

Median contract rent in 2018 for apartments: $471 (lower quartile is $380, upper quartile is $577)
This county:

$471
State:

$678


Estimated median house or condo value in 2018: $154,221 (it was $83,200 in 2000)
DeKalb:

$154,221
Tennessee:

$177,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,902 - $215,137
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $977
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $318

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
DeKalb County, TN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $64,500
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $47,800
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $45,100
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2006: 74 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 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
  • 2015: 51 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2016: 62 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2017: 68 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2018: 101 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2019: 109 buildings, average cost: $155,100
Number of permits per 10,000 DeKalb, TN residents
Average permit cost in DeKalb, TN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2018: $694 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2018: $554 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in DeKalb, TN in 2018
Distribution of house value in DeKalb, TN in 2018
Distribution of rent paid by renters in DeKalb, TN in 2018
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2018: 16.7%
DeKalb County:

16.7%
Tennessee:

15.3%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.3% for Black residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 89.4% for American Indian residents, 87.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 58.2% for other race residents, 6.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2018: 41.4 years old
(Males: 39.7 years old, Females: 43.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.3 years old, Black residents: 37.6 years old, American Indian residents: 22.3 years old, Asian residents: 44.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.0 years old, Other race residents: 31.8 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 November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Unemployment by year in DeKalb, TN

Current college students: 389
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,251 (15.7% naturalized citizens)

DeKalb County:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6322010 or later
  • 2642000 to 2009
  • 2581990 to 1999
  • 771980 to 1989
  • 171970 to 1979
  • 24Before 1970

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: 7,307
  • One, attached: 71
  • Two: 446
  • 3 or 4: 75
  • 5 to 9: 156
  • 10 to 19: 20
  • 20 or more: 92
  • Mobile homes: 1,479

Housing units in DeKalb County with a mortgage: 2,596 (47 second mortgage, 97 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,653

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

58.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for DeKalb County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 150% greater 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, 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, 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 204.2 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 DeKalb County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 174.8 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:

  • Tennessee Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4514, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 19, 2019 - March 30, 2019, FEMA Id: 4427, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4211: April 02, 2015, FEMA Id: 4211, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 29, 2012 to March 02, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4060: March 16, 2012, FEMA Id: 4060, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1909: May 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 23, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1408: April 05, 2002, FEMA Id: 1408, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1260: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 1260, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 06, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1197: January 13, 1998, FEMA Id: 1197, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in DeKalb County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2018 - DeKalb

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,884 (85.5%)
  • Carpooled: 645 (9.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 72 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 97 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 170 (2.5%)
Class of Workers in 2018
Most common industries in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2018


  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2018


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (68%)
  • Philippines (14%)
  • England (3%)
  • Colombia (1%)
  • Hungary (0%)
  • Peru (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in DeKalb County


  • American (33%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $45,472.

7.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.96% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($35,008 average AGI)
1.72% relocated from other states ($12,324 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

1.72%
Tennessee average:

3.48%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wilson County, TN  1.12% ($65,137 average AGI)
from Warren County, TN  1.01% ($30,530)
from Rutherford County, TN  0.91% ($49,424)
from Putnam County, TN  0.61% ($35,100)
from White County, TN  0.40% ($23,423)
from Davidson County, TN  0.37% ($61,083)
from Smith County, TN  0.34% ($31,591)


6.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.54% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($21,489 average AGI)
1.26% relocated to other states ($6,767 average AGI)
DeKalb County:

1.26%
Tennessee average:

2.95%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Warren County, TN  0.70% ($28,022 average AGI)
to Putnam County, TN  0.68% ($47,909)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.59% ($36,132)
to Wilson County, TN  0.59% ($25,316)
to White County, TN  0.48% ($26,065)
to Cannon County, TN  0.47% ($29,267)
to Davidson County, TN  0.40% ($47,000)

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 2019: 12.4

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 population in DeKalb County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.4%
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: 3,425 (2,584 aged, 841 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 470 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in DeKalb County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (413)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (345)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (229)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (143)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (123)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (86)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (58)
  • Unspecified dementia (34)
  • Sudden cardiac death, so described (31)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection (10)

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: 9,515
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 280
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53,550

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,211
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,216

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16

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: 19,951
  • In family households: 16,694 (2,877 male householders, 2,432 female householders)
    4,100 spouses, 5,133 children (4,711 natural, 231 adopted, 197 stepchildren), 681 grandchildren, 350 brothers or sisters, 330 parents, 434 other relatives, 375 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,925 (982 male householders (769 living alone)), 1,290 female householders (1,131 living alone)), 653 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 320

Size of family households: 2,936 2-persons, 979 3-persons, 799 4-persons, 437 5-persons, 73 6-persons, 94 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,902 1-person, 277 2-persons, 62 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 40 7-or-more-persons.

2,439 married couples with children.
922 single-parent households (188 men, 734 women).

91.5% of residents of DeKalb speak English at home.
7.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (96% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $118,464,000 ($6,504 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:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built in DeKalb County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in DeKalb County, Tennessee
  • 2162014 or later
  • 3252010 to 2013
  • 1,2742000 to 2009
  • 2,1361990 to 1999
  • 1,0521980 to 1989
  • 1,7591970 to 1979
  • 7091960 to 1969
  • 1,0611950 to 1959
  • 3331940 to 1949
  • 7331939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in DeKalb County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in DeKalb County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in DeKalb County, Tennessee
  • 271 room
  • 52 rooms
  • 1793 rooms
  • 3424 rooms
  • 1,1765 rooms
  • 1,2846 rooms
  • 8237 rooms
  • 6278 rooms
  • 7699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in DeKalb County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in DeKalb County, Tennessee
  • 491 room
  • 542 rooms
  • 3983 rooms
  • 5214 rooms
  • 5805 rooms
  • 4046 rooms
  • 2257 rooms
  • 628 rooms
  • 569+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in DeKalb County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in DeKalb County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in DeKalb County, Tennessee
  • 33no bedroom
  • 371 bedroom
  • 9042 bedrooms
  • 3,2863 bedrooms
  • 6044 bedrooms
  • 3435+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in DeKalb County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in DeKalb County, Tennessee
  • 73no bedroom
  • 2841 bedroom
  • 8422 bedrooms
  • 9453 bedrooms
  • 1464 bedrooms
  • 635+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in DeKalb County, Tennessee 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
  • 98no vehicle
  • 1,0891 vehicle
  • 2,2952 vehicles
  • 1,0333 vehicles
  • 4764 vehicles
  • 2595+ 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
  • 231no vehicle
  • 1,0361 vehicle
  • 9482 vehicles
  • 1013 vehicles
  • 464 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.1% of DeKalb County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Tennessee.

DeKalb County:

88.1%
State average:

85.3%

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

  • This state: 12,829
  • Other state: 5,767
  • Northeast: 1,015
  • Midwest: 2,050
  • South: 2,082
  • West: 623
Year householders moved into unit in DeKalb County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in DeKalb County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.6%Utility gas
  • 43.6%Electricity
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 61.2%Electricity
  • 36.1%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 1.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 51
Here:

2.8%
Tennessee:

12.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 35
Here:

3.6%
Tennessee:

15.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 110
Here:

23.0%
Tennessee:

24.4%

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 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $691,000
  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,832,000
    Other: $1,641,000
    Solid Waste Management: $144,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $83,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $49,000
    Police Protection: $25,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $23,260,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,885,000
    Regular Highways: $1,760,000
    Police Protection: $1,486,000
    Health - Other: $1,268,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,228,000
    General - Other: $900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $742,000
    Central Staff Services: $732,000
    Financial Administration: $516,000
    General Public Buildings: $306,000
    Local Fire Protection: $167,000
    Libraries: $158,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $76,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $181,000
    Other: $47,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $228,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,082,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $90,000
    Other - Police Protection: $12,000
    Other - Health - Other: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $33,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,292,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,383,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $909,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $566,000
    General Revenue - Other: $522,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $170,000
    Rents: $106,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
    Sale of Property: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,541,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $732,000
    Police Protection: $513,000
    Regular Highways: $289,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Libraries: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,452,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,554,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $20,077,000
    Highways: $1,577,000
    General Local Government Support: $788,000
    Other: $543,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,245,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,919,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $116,000
    Other Selective Sales: $114,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $82,000
    Public Utility License: $26,000
    Other License: $6,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,914,000

DeKalb County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $691,000
  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,832,000
    Other: $1,641,000
    Solid Waste Management: $144,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $83,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $49,000
    Police Protection: $25,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $23,260,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,885,000
    Regular Highways: $1,760,000
    Police Protection: $1,486,000
    Health - Other: $1,268,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,228,000
    General - Other: $900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $742,000
    Central Staff Services: $732,000
    Financial Administration: $516,000
    General Public Buildings: $306,000
    Local Fire Protection: $167,000
    Libraries: $158,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $76,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $181,000
    Other: $47,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $228,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,082,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $90,000
    Other - Police Protection: $12,000
    Other - Health - Other: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $33,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,292,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,383,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $909,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $566,000
    General Revenue - Other: $522,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $170,000
    Rents: $106,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
    Sale of Property: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,541,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $732,000
    Police Protection: $513,000
    Regular Highways: $289,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Libraries: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,452,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,554,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $20,077,000
    Highways: $1,577,000
    General Local Government Support: $788,000
    Other: $543,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,245,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,919,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $116,000
    Other Selective Sales: $114,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $82,000
    Public Utility License: $26,000
    Other License: $6,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,914,000

DeKalb County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $691,000
  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,832,000
    Other: $1,641,000
    Solid Waste Management: $144,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $83,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $49,000
    Police Protection: $25,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $23,260,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,885,000
    Regular Highways: $1,760,000
    Police Protection: $1,486,000
    Health - Other: $1,268,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,228,000
    General - Other: $900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $742,000
    Central Staff Services: $732,000
    Financial Administration: $516,000
    General Public Buildings: $306,000
    Local Fire Protection: $167,000
    Libraries: $158,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $76,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $181,000
    Other: $47,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $228,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,082,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $90,000
    Other - Police Protection: $12,000
    Other - Health - Other: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $33,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,292,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,383,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $909,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $566,000
    General Revenue - Other: $522,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $170,000
    Rents: $106,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
    Sale of Property: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,541,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $732,000
    Police Protection: $513,000
    Regular Highways: $289,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Libraries: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,452,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,554,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $20,077,000
    Highways: $1,577,000
    General Local Government Support: $788,000
    Other: $543,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,245,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,919,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $116,000
    Other Selective Sales: $114,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $82,000
    Public Utility License: $26,000
    Other License: $6,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,914,000

DeKalb County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $691,000
  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,832,000
    Other: $1,641,000
    Solid Waste Management: $144,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $83,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $49,000
    Police Protection: $25,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $23,260,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,885,000
    Regular Highways: $1,760,000
    Police Protection: $1,486,000
    Health - Other: $1,268,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,228,000
    General - Other: $900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $742,000
    Central Staff Services: $732,000
    Financial Administration: $516,000
    General Public Buildings: $306,000
    Local Fire Protection: $167,000
    Libraries: $158,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $76,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $181,000
    Other: $47,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $228,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,082,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $90,000
    Other - Police Protection: $12,000
    Other - Health - Other: $7,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $33,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,292,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,383,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $909,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $566,000
    General Revenue - Other: $522,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $170,000
    Rents: $106,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
    Sale of Property: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,541,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $732,000
    Police Protection: $513,000
    Regular Highways: $289,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Libraries: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,452,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,554,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $20,077,000
    Highways: $1,577,000
    General Local Government Support: $788,000
    Other: $543,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,245,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,919,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $116,000
    Other Selective Sales: $114,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $82,000
    Public Utility License: $26,000
    Other License: $6,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,914,000

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
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