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DeKalb, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of DeKalb had a population of 43,655 as of July 1, 2019. DeKalb ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for DeKalb is located at latitude 41.9295 and longitude -88.7504 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of DeKalb encompass a land area of 15.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 879 feet.

The City of DeKalb (GNIS ID: 2394494) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of DeKalb is located within Township of DeKalb, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for DeKalb: Buena Vista, De Kalb, DeKalb Center, Huntleys Grove.

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DeKalb, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

DeKalb, IL Housing Affordability Index is 105
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

DeKalb, IL Wealth Index is 58
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 43,655
Population in Households 38,002
Population in Families 22,792
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,653
Population Density 2,705
Diversity Index1 61
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,596
Average Household Income $63,084
Per Capita Income $23,068
Wealth Index3 58

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,915 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,003 (35.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,652 (57.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,260 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $162,889
Housing Affordability Index2 105
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,655
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 7,439
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.09% -0.23%
Households 0.13% -0.2%
Families -0.17% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

DeKalb, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares DeKalb to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 35 98th
Population Density # 156 89th
Diversity Index # 116 92nd
Median Household Income # 1154 16th
Per Capita Income # 1158 15th

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