Also See: Dekalb, IL ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of DeKalb had a population of 42,318 as of July 1, 2020. 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for DeKalb: Buena Vista, De Kalb, DeKalb Center, Huntleys Grove.
|Total Population||42,318 (100%)|
|Population in Households||37,125 (87.7%)|
|Population in Families||22,283 (52.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||5,193 (12.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$44,598|
|Average Household Income||$63,208|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||15%|
|Per Capita Income||$23,404|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||16,662 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||5,719 (34.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||9,665 (58.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,278 ( 7.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$164,082|
|Average Home Value||$172,230|
|Housing Affordability Index3||113|
|Average Household Size||2.41|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.73%|
|Per Capita Income||1.42%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.16%|
The table below compares DeKalb to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 38||97th|
|Population Density||# 161||88th|
|Median Household Income||# 1153||16th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 129||9th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1172||14th|
|Diversity Index||# 106||92nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.