What is the current population of DeKalb?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of DeKalb is 40,486. DeKalb, Illinois is the 976th largest city in the US.

DeKalb Geography [top]

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.

DeKalb Population Facts [top]

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 976th largest city in the US. DeKalb is currently 7.7% smaller than it was in 2010.

How quickly is DeKalb growing?

DeKalb has grown 3.2% since the 2000. DeKalb, Illinois's growth is below average. 77% 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.

DeKalb Demographics [top]

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 [top]

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 [top]

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.

DeKalb Population By Year

Population Graph For DeKalb
Year Population Rank in US
2021 40,486 976
2020 40,417 978
2019 42,847 904
2018 42,611 901
2017 43,193 882
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
2000 39,196 819
1990 36,044 759

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
966 Lebanon, Tennessee 40,888 99.4%
967 Covington, Kentucky 40,837 -4.9%
968 Mount Juliet, Tennessee 40,766 187.6%
969 Lancaster, Ohio 40,763 14.8%
970 Lancaster, Texas 40,728 56.6%
971 Brighton, Colorado 40,693 91.0%
972 Annapolis, Maryland 40,687 13.0%
973 Lynnwood, Washington 40,592 19.9%
974 Westfield, Massachusetts 40,575 1.2%
975 Bartlett, Illinois 40,539 10.0%
976 DeKalb, Illinois 40,486 3.2%
977 Romeoville, Illinois 40,469 83.2%
978 Valley Stream, New York 40,414 11.2%
979 Crystal Lake, Illinois 40,411 5.3%
980 Lake Oswego, Oregon 40,411 13.1%
981 Cedar Falls, Iowa 40,388 11.5%
982 New Berlin, Wisconsin 40,375 5.0%
983 Kearny, New Jersey 40,370 -0.3%
984 Olive Branch, Mississippi 40,276 88.8%
985 Pine Bluff, Arkansas 40,244 -26.9%
986 Hurst, Texas 40,055 10.2%

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
464 Bloomington 78,283 19.1%
466 Evanston 77,517 4.5%
471 Schaumburg 77,082 2.3%
483 Arlington Heights 76,000 -0.6%
500 Bolingbrook 73,597 29.1%
540 Decatur 69,646 -14.9%
575 Skokie 66,422 4.8%
577 Palatine 66,321 0.0%
654 Des Plaines 59,459 4.1%
684 Orland Park 57,850 12.5%
695 Oak Lawn 57,013 3.2%
703 Berwyn 55,772 3.3%
712 Mount Prospect 55,541 -1.1%
726 Tinley Park 54,864 11.4%
745 Normal 53,594 17.4%
749 Oak Park 53,224 1.3%
753 Wheaton 53,126 -4.3%
776 Hoffman Estates 51,350 3.3%
806 Downers Grove 49,654 0.0%
832 Glenview 47,856 10.8%
873 Plainfield 45,398 230.2%
876 Elmhurst 45,326 5.2%
905 Lombard 43,891 2.9%
930 Buffalo Grove 42,794 -1.1%
943 Moline 42,418 -3.5%
950 Belleville 41,751 -1.4%
975 Bartlett 40,539 10.0%
976 DeKalb 40,486 3.2%
977 Romeoville 40,469 83.2%
979 Crystal Lake 40,411 5.3%
1010 Carol Stream 39,333 -2.8%
1014 Quincy 39,131 -3.8%
1025 Park Ridge 38,810 2.7%
1029 Urbana 38,681 2.2%
1031 Streamwood 38,651 5.5%
1034 Wheeling 38,499 6.1%
1056 Carpentersville 37,598 20.7%
1079 Hanover Park 36,774 -3.9%
1082 Rock Island 36,636 -7.5%
1126 Addison 35,353 -2.9%
1129 Oswego 35,316 154.1%
1133 Calumet City 35,159 -9.9%
1152 Northbrook 34,587 3.1%
1173 Woodridge 33,826 8.6%
1194 St. Charles 33,009 16.8%
1207 Glendale Heights 32,796 2.5%
1220 O'Fallon 32,292 44.9%
1229 Elk Grove Village 32,066 -7.7%
1255 Mundelein 31,560 1.4%
1260 Pekin 31,448 -7.2%
1293 Gurnee 30,521 5.4%
1300 Niles 30,345 1.0%
1303 Highland Park 30,177 -0.4%
1308 North Chicago 30,029 -16.5%
1312 Algonquin 29,944 28.7%
1318 Galesburg 29,712 -11.8%
1350 Lake in the Hills 28,945 20.2%
1357 Burbank 28,789 3.1%
1358 Danville 28,787 -16.2%
1368 Glen Ellyn 28,533 4.7%
1371 Lansing 28,379 0.2%
1392 Huntley 28,008 350.4%
1411 Wilmette 27,587 0.0%
1417 Granite City 27,484 -13.9%
1418 New Lenox 27,477 49.5%
1424 McHenry 27,372 25.5%
1439 Round Lake Beach 27,081 3.5%
1447 Chicago Heights 26,905 -17.8%
1451 Oak Forest 26,793 -5.0%
1452 Vernon Hills 26,786 31.4%
1487 Lockport 26,118 66.2%
1490 Batavia 26,092 6.9%
1519 Woodstock 25,646 26.2%
1531 Alton 25,422 -16.5%
1534 West Chicago 25,370 6.2%
1543 Edwardsville 25,218 12.7%
1555 Belvidere 25,134 18.5%
1574 Morton Grove 24,712 10.2%
1590 Homer Glen 24,516 9.2%
1591 Zion 24,494 6.4%
1601 Collinsville 24,320 -2.5%
1607 Melrose Park 24,206 4.4%
1613 Westmont 24,150 -3.0%
1626 Elmwood Park 23,945 -5.6%
1629 Kankakee 23,922 -13.4%
1630 South Elgin 23,917 44.6%
1632 Lisle 23,887 5.6%
1639 Rolling Meadows 23,781 -3.5%
1646 Freeport 23,650 -10.4%
1663 Loves Park 23,293 14.5%
1672 Maywood 23,112 -14.2%
1691 Machesney Park 22,709 9.1%
1694 Roselle 22,660 -2.8%
1699 Yorkville 22,594 243.0%
1711 Bloomingdale 22,386 2.8%
1722 East Peoria 22,276 -1.7%
1734 Blue Island 22,005 -6.2%
1735 Villa Park 21,992 -1.5%
1749 Darien 21,751 -5.2%
1751 Carbondale 21,741 -17.1%
1778 Montgomery 21,310 280.2%
1781 Park Forest 21,261 -9.5%
1782 Geneva 21,247 7.4%
1794 East Moline 21,136 -1.5%
1795 Grayslake 21,121 12.7%
1801 South Holland 21,015 -5.4%
1805 Dolton 20,941 -18.1%
1839 Libertyville 20,500 -1.5%
1841 Frankfort 20,492 91.6%
1849 Crest Hill 20,293 48.7%

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