DeKalb Population By Year

Population Graph For DeKalb, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2023 40,211 1,000 -0.0%
2022 40,219 990 -0.7%
2021 40,486 976 0.2%
2020 40,417 978 -0.8%
2010 43,862 819 1.1%
2000 39,196 819 0.8%
1990 36,044 759

DeKalb Population Facts

What is the current population of DeKalb?

Based on the latest 2024 data from the US census, the current population of DeKalb is 40,211. DeKalb, Illinois is the 1,000th largest city in the US.

What county is DeKalb, Illinois in?

DeKalb is located entirely in DeKalb County.

What is the size of DeKalb, Illinois in square miles?

DeKalb has an area of 14.7 square miles.

What was the peak population of DeKalb?

The peak population of DeKalb was in 2010, when its population was 43,862. In 2010, DeKalb was the 819th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,000th largest city in the US. DeKalb is currently 8.3% smaller than it was in 2010.

How quickly is DeKalb growing?

DeKalb has grown 2.5% since the 2000. DeKalb, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 82% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of DeKalb, Illinois?

DeKalb has a population density of 2,993.8 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
921 Lombard 43,779 2.6%
952 Buffalo Grove 42,482 -1.8%
961 Moline 41,965 -4.5%
982 Romeoville 40,955 85.4%
983 Crystal Lake 40,861 6.5%
986 Belleville 40,726 -3.8%
1000 DeKalb 40,211 2.5%
1004 Bartlett 39,992 8.5%
1034 Carol Stream 38,966 -3.7%
1038 Quincy 38,803 -4.6%
1057 Urbana 38,209 0.9%
1072 Park Ridge 37,897 0.2%
1075 Streamwood 37,780 3.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
994 West Fargo, North Dakota 40,400 160.0%
995 Windsor, Colorado 40,349 289.4%
996 Amherst Town, Massachusetts 40,277
997 Germantown, Tennessee 40,267 6.5%
998 New Berlin, Wisconsin 40,260 4.7%
999 Lancaster, Texas 40,215 54.6%
1000 DeKalb, Illinois 40,211 2.5%
1001 Peachtree City, Georgia 40,193 26.6%
1002 Findlay, Ohio 40,139 2.3%
1003 Valley Stream, New York 40,007 10.1%
1004 Bartlett, Illinois 39,992 8.5%
1005 Rancho Palos Verdes, California 39,980 -3.0%
1006 Rexburg, Idaho 39,975 124.6%

DeKalb Demographics

What is the voting age population of DeKalb, Illinois?

The total voting age population of DeKalb, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 32,800. The voting age population is 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

What percentage of DeKalb, Illinois residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 9.1% of the residents of DeKalb are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of DeKalb, Illinois?

The racial demographics of DeKalb are 73.2% White, 14.3% Black, 4.6% Other, 4.4% Asian, 3.3% Two or more races and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 14.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of DeKalb, Illinois residents are below the poverty line?

In DeKalb, 28.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 33.5%. On a per-household basis, 18.0% of families are below the poverty line in DeKalb.

What percentage of DeKalb, Illinois residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 65.9% of DeKalb residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among DeKalb, Illinois residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 92.4% of DeKalb residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 38.9% have a bachelor's degree and 16.4% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of DeKalb, Illinois residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among DeKalb residents aged 5 and older, 18.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 9.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.1% speak an Asian language.

DeKalb Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in DeKalb, Illinois?

The unemployment rate in DeKalb is 9.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of DeKalb, Illinois residents work for the government?

In DeKalb, 18.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in DeKalb, Illinois?

The median household income in DeKalb is $45,020.

DeKalb Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in DeKalb, Illinois?

In DeKalb, 40.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in DeKalb, Illinois?

Renters occupy 60.0% of housing units in DeKalb.

What percentage of DeKalb, Illinois housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in DeKalb, 13.2% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of DeKalb, Illinois housing units were built after 2000?

In DeKalb, 17.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 3,000 units.

What is the median monthly rent in DeKalb, Illinois?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in DeKalb is $903.

What percentage of households in DeKalb, Illinois have broadband internet?

In DeKalb, 87.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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