Latest Data (2016)
Population 43,194
Nationwide Rank 870

Quick Facts

DeKalb, Illinois is the 870th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

DeKalb, Illinois is a city.

DeKalb, Illinois is currently 1.5% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

DeKalb, Illinois's growth is about average. 48% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

DeKalb, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
860 Pine Bluff, Arkansas 43,841 -20.3%
861 Lombard, Illinois 43,815 2.7%
862 Oro Valley, Arizona 43,781 33.6%
863 Lompoc, California 43,712 6.0%
864 North Lauderdale, Florida 43,699 13.2%
865 Rockwall, Texas 43,586 131.4%
866 Altamonte Springs, Florida 43,492 5.3%
867 Marana, Arizona 43,474 202.3%
868 Freeport, New York 43,279 -1.1%
869 Sierra Vista, Arizona 43,208 14.2%
870 DeKalb, Illinois 43,194 10.2%
871 Prescott Valley, Arizona 43,132 76.6%
872 Salem, Massachusetts 43,132 6.6%
873 Urbandale, Iowa 43,018 45.8%
874 Jefferson City, Missouri 43,013 6.0%
875 San Bruno, California 42,957 6.9%
876 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 42,951 1.6%
877 Plainfield, Illinois 42,933 212.3%
878 Concord, New Hampshire 42,904 5.3%
879 Pittsfield, Massachusetts 42,846 -6.2%
880 Riverton, Utah 42,838 69.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
404 Cicero 82,992 -2.9%
433 Bloomington 78,005 18.7%
460 Arlington Heights 75,525 -1.2%
463 Evanston 74,895 1.0%
467 Bolingbrook 74,518 30.8%
468 Schaumburg 74,446 -1.1%
482 Decatur 72,706 -11.2%
513 Palatine 68,766 3.6%
566 Skokie 64,270 1.4%
638 Orland Park 58,862 14.4%
646 Des Plaines 58,141 1.8%
660 Tinley Park 56,831 15.4%
667 Oak Lawn 56,257 1.8%
672 Berwyn 55,748 3.3%
698 Normal 54,264 18.9%
700 Mount Prospect 54,171 -3.6%
708 Wheaton 53,389 -3.9%
739 Oak Park 51,774 -1.3%
740 Hoffman Estates 51,738 4.1%
764 Downers Grove 49,473 -0.4%
807 Glenview 47,475 9.9%
825 Elmhurst 46,387 7.6%
861 Lombard 43,815 2.7%
870 DeKalb 43,194 10.2%
877 Plainfield 42,933 212.3%
895 Moline 42,250 -3.8%
900 Urbana 42,014 11.0%
903 Belleville 41,906 -1.0%
917 Buffalo Grove 41,346 -4.4%
921 Bartlett 41,178 11.8%
932 Quincy 40,531 -0.3%
938 Crystal Lake 40,339 5.1%
941 Streamwood 40,166 9.6%
944 Carol Stream 40,069 -1.0%
955 Romeoville 39,706 79.7%
993 Wheeling 38,315 5.6%
995 Carpentersville 38,291 23.0%
998 Rock Island 38,210 -3.6%
1003 Hanover Park 38,044 -0.6%
1021 Park Ridge 37,496 -0.7%
1032 Addison 36,902 1.3%
1037 Calumet City 36,732 -5.8%
1105 Oswego 34,571 148.7%
1114 Glendale Heights 34,145 6.7%
1135 Woodridge 33,476 7.5%
1138 Northbrook 33,421 -0.3%
1152 Pekin 33,038 -2.5%
1159 Elk Grove Village 32,931 -5.2%
1165 St. Charles 32,717 15.8%
1193 Danville 31,597 -8.1%
1200 Mundelein 31,475 1.1%
1218 Galesburg 30,960 -8.1%
1219 Gurnee 30,957 6.9%
1220 Algonquin 30,947 33.1%
1258 Chicago Heights 30,026 -8.3%
1261 North Chicago 29,951 -16.7%
1271 Highland Park 29,641 -2.2%
1272 Niles 29,617 -1.3%
1287 O'Fallon 29,031 30.3%
1291 Granite City 28,908 -9.4%
1292 Burbank 28,886 3.4%
1298 Lake in the Hills 28,830 19.7%
1333 Lansing 28,086 -0.7%
1336 Glen Ellyn 28,042 2.9%
1345 Oak Forest 27,792 -1.4%
1346 Round Lake Beach 27,776 6.2%
1368 West Chicago 27,221 13.9%
1369 Wilmette 27,219 -1.4%
1387 East St. Louis 26,922 -14.6%
1390 Alton 26,861 -11.8%
1398 Huntley 26,611 327.9%
1399 McHenry 26,611 22.0%
1409 Kankakee 26,445 -4.3%
1413 Batavia 26,391 8.1%
1417 Vernon Hills 26,328 29.2%
1422 New Lenox 26,217 42.7%
1424 Carbondale 26,179 -0.2%
1477 Lockport 25,231 60.6%
1478 Melrose Park 25,229 8.8%
1485 Woodstock 25,085 23.4%
1486 Edwardsville 25,071 12.0%
1487 Belvidere 25,070 18.2%
1498 Harvey 24,947 -16.7%
1512 Westmont 24,767 -0.5%
1517 Collinsville 24,635 -1.2%
1520 Elmwood Park 24,626 -2.9%
1529 Homer Glen 24,481 9.0%
1536 Freeport 24,392 -7.6%
1557 Zion 24,029 4.4%
1558 Rolling Meadows 24,021 -2.5%
1574 Maywood 23,756 -11.8%
1587 Loves Park 23,413 15.1%
1590 Blue Island 23,401 -0.2%
1598 Morton Grove 23,227 3.6%
1613 East Peoria 22,939 1.1%
1615 Lisle 22,930 1.4%
1618 Dolton 22,891 -10.5%
1619 Machesney Park 22,873 9.9%
1622 Roselle 22,814 -2.1%
1651 South Elgin 22,433 35.6%
1667 Darien 22,085 -3.8%
1669 Bloomingdale 22,075 1.4%
1679 Villa Park 21,882 -1.9%
1680 Geneva 21,880 10.6%
1682 South Holland 21,817 -1.8%
1686 Park Forest 21,785 -7.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 43,194 870
2015 43,211 867
2014 44,054 840
2013 43,849 840
2012 43,842 831
2011 43,800 825
2010 43,862 819
2009 45,734 771
2008 45,444 774
2007 45,253 767
2006 44,392 772
2005 43,411 777
2004 42,823 780
2003 42,045 784
2002 40,807 800
2001 40,028 813
2000 39,196 819
1990 36,044 759