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DeKalb County, GA&

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1.76% growth
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Median Household Income
6.95% growth
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3.38% growth
Median Property Value
11.3% growth


The economy of DeKalb County, GA employs 368,437 people. The economy of DeKalb County, GA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Information; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 2.12; 1.81; and 1.47 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in DeKalb County, GA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (45,076), Retail trade (39,635), and Educational Services (39,254), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,833), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($63,177), and Utilities ($56,504).

Median household income in DeKalb County, GA is $54,057. Males in DeKalb County, GA have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,072. The income inequality of DeKalb County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for DeKalb County, GA. In DeKalb County, GA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 106 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,400. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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DeKalb County, GA is home to a population of 734,871 people, from which 90.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of DeKalb County, GA is composed of 390,638 Black residents (53.2%), 217,375 White residents (29.6%), 64,515 Hispanic residents (8.78%), 43,753 Asian residents (5.95%), and 11,691 Two+ residents (1.59%). The most common foreign languages in DeKalb County, GA are Spanish (55,465 speakers), African Languages (17,703 speakers), and Chinese (6,465 speakers), but compared to other places, DeKalb County, GA has a relative high number of African Languages (17,703 speakers), Other Indic (6,214 speakers), and Other Asian (4,661 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in DeKalb County, GA awarded 12,181 degrees. The student population of DeKalb County, GA is skewed towards females, with 4,935 male students and 7,246 female students. Most students in DeKalb County, GA are Black or African American (5,006 and 41.1%), followed by White (3,724 and 30.6%), Asian (1,171 and 9.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (591 and 4.85%). The largest universities in DeKalb County, GA by number of graduates are Emory University (4,510 and 37%), Georgia Piedmont Technical College (1,941 and 15.9%), and Georgia Perimeter College (1,844 and 15.1%). The most popular majors in DeKalb County, GA are General Business Administration & Management (452 and 3.71%), General Biological Sciences (268 and 2.2%), and General Economics (226 and 1.86%). The median tuition costs in DeKalb County, GA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $45,700 and $45,700 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in DeKalb County, GA is $176,800, which is 0.91 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $158,800 to $176,800, a 11.3% increase. The homeownership rate of DeKalb County, GA is 53.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in DeKalb County, GA have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in DeKalb County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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