Latest Data (2017)
Population 43,193
Nationwide Rank 882

Quick Facts

DeKalb, Illinois is the 882nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

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. 52% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

DeKalb, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
872 Lombard, Illinois 43,745 2.5%
873 Urbandale, Iowa 43,592 47.7%
874 Lompoc, California 43,542 5.6%
875 Winter Garden, Florida 43,536 180.0%
876 Freeport, New York 43,508 -0.6%
877 Kyle, Texas 43,480 626.1%
878 Salem, Massachusetts 43,415 7.3%
879 Riverton, Utah 43,344 71.2%
880 San Bruno, California 43,299 7.8%
881 Peachtree Corners, Georgia 43,268
882 DeKalb, Illinois 43,193 10.1%
883 Moorhead, Minnesota 43,122 32.8%
884 Linden, New Jersey 43,056 9.1%
885 Concord, New Hampshire 43,019 5.5%
886 Pine Bluff, Arkansas 42,984 -21.9%
887 Sierra Vista, Arizona 42,912 13.4%
888 Jefferson City, Missouri 42,895 5.7%
889 Rohnert Park, California 42,838 3.5%
890 Ormond Beach, Florida 42,816 17.1%
891 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 42,809 1.3%
892 Brea, California 42,777 20.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
409 Cicero 82,552 -3.4%
443 Bloomington 77,934 18.6%
467 Arlington Heights 75,634 -1.1%
469 Bolingbrook 75,201 32.0%
471 Evanston 74,756 0.8%
478 Schaumburg 74,184 -1.4%
492 Decatur 72,174 -11.8%
521 Palatine 68,644 3.4%
575 Skokie 63,978 0.9%
646 Orland Park 58,765 14.2%
649 Des Plaines 58,193 1.9%
665 Tinley Park 56,668 15.0%
675 Oak Lawn 56,087 1.5%
681 Berwyn 55,550 2.9%
705 Normal 54,284 18.9%
714 Mount Prospect 53,930 -4.0%
724 Wheaton 53,373 -3.9%
739 Oak Park 52,261 -0.4%
747 Hoffman Estates 51,567 3.7%
773 Downers Grove 49,540 -0.2%
813 Glenview 47,659 10.4%
830 Elmhurst 46,662 8.3%
871 Plainfield 43,926 219.5%
872 Lombard 43,745 2.5%
882 DeKalb 43,193 10.1%
906 Moline 42,231 -3.9%
908 Urbana 41,989 10.9%
916 Belleville 41,649 -1.6%
926 Buffalo Grove 41,226 -4.7%
927 Bartlett 41,149 11.7%
944 Crystal Lake 40,421 5.4%
951 Quincy 40,303 -0.9%
957 Carol Stream 39,989 -1.2%
959 Streamwood 39,978 9.1%
967 Romeoville 39,632 79.4%
1000 Wheeling 38,562 6.3%
1008 Carpentersville 38,162 22.5%
1011 Rock Island 38,110 -3.8%
1015 Hanover Park 37,982 -0.7%
1029 Park Ridge 37,494 -0.7%
1045 Addison 36,820 1.1%
1052 Calumet City 36,633 -6.1%
1104 Oswego 34,833 150.6%
1124 Glendale Heights 34,058 6.4%
1140 Woodridge 33,598 7.9%
1145 Northbrook 33,400 -0.4%
1169 Elk Grove Village 32,776 -5.6%
1170 Pekin 32,731 -3.4%
1172 St. Charles 32,714 15.7%
1209 Danville 31,424 -8.6%
1211 Mundelein 31,385 0.8%
1227 Algonquin 31,017 33.4%
1235 Galesburg 30,769 -8.7%
1236 Gurnee 30,767 6.2%
1268 Chicago Heights 29,901 -8.7%
1270 North Chicago 29,842 -17.0%
1273 Highland Park 29,767 -1.8%
1286 Niles 29,482 -1.8%
1294 O'Fallon 29,272 31.4%
1307 Lake in the Hills 28,936 20.2%
1311 Burbank 28,793 3.1%
1315 Granite City 28,746 -9.9%
1340 Glen Ellyn 28,045 2.9%
1342 Lansing 27,962 -1.2%
1356 Oak Forest 27,685 -1.8%
1360 Round Lake Beach 27,607 5.5%
1370 Wilmette 27,418 -0.6%
1376 Huntley 27,207 337.5%
1377 West Chicago 27,182 13.8%
1392 McHenry 26,911 23.3%
1400 Alton 26,725 -12.2%
1407 East St. Louis 26,662 -15.5%
1413 New Lenox 26,575 44.6%
1414 Batavia 26,563 8.8%
1433 Vernon Hills 26,253 28.8%
1434 Kankakee 26,216 -5.1%
1447 Carbondale 25,899 -1.3%
1472 Lockport 25,434 61.9%
1481 Woodstock 25,286 24.4%
1487 Melrose Park 25,197 8.7%
1488 Belvidere 25,181 18.7%
1506 Edwardsville 24,967 11.5%
1512 Harvey 24,908 -16.8%
1522 Westmont 24,756 -0.6%
1529 Collinsville 24,703 -0.9%
1531 Homer Glen 24,591 9.5%
1533 Elmwood Park 24,537 -3.3%
1565 Freeport 24,091 -8.7%
1573 Rolling Meadows 23,988 -2.6%
1574 Zion 23,952 4.1%
1590 Maywood 23,640 -12.3%
1601 Loves Park 23,387 15.0%
1604 Blue Island 23,361 -0.4%
1618 Morton Grove 23,142 3.2%
1630 Lisle 22,912 1.3%
1635 Roselle 22,794 -2.2%
1636 Dolton 22,793 -10.9%
1641 East Peoria 22,739 0.2%
1642 Machesney Park 22,733 9.2%
1654 South Elgin 22,549 36.3%
1677 Darien 22,061 -3.9%
1679 Bloomingdale 22,016 1.1%
1680 Geneva 22,010 11.3%
1688 Villa Park 21,836 -2.2%
1701 South Holland 21,732 -2.2%
1703 Park Forest 21,682 -7.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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
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