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DeKalb County, IL&

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0.11% growth
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3.65% growth
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1.34% growth
Median Property Value
0.48% growth


The economy of DeKalb County, IL employs 52,327 people. The economy of DeKalb County, IL is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Educational Services; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 3.54; 1.71; and 1.25 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in DeKalb County, IL are Educational Services (8,321), Manufacturing (6,642), and Retail trade (6,520), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,313), Utilities ($52,039), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($47,222).

Median household income in DeKalb County, IL is $56,076. Males in DeKalb County, IL have an average income that is 1.6 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,352. The income inequality of DeKalb County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.508 which is higher 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, IL. In DeKalb County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 37 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,546. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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DeKalb County, IL is home to a population of 104,458 people, from which 96% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of DeKalb County, IL is composed of 81,476 White residents (78%), 11,166 Hispanic residents (10.7%), 6,988 Black residents (6.69%), 2,575 Asian residents (2.47%), and 2,123 Two+ residents (2.03%). The most common foreign languages in DeKalb County, IL are Spanish (7,052 speakers), Chinese (399 speakers), and Polish (360 speakers), but compared to other places, DeKalb County, IL has a relative high number of Gujarati (328 speakers), Polish (360 speakers), and Greek (186 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in DeKalb County, IL awarded 6,043 degrees. The student population of DeKalb County, IL is skewed towards females, with 2,815 male students and 3,228 female students. Most students in DeKalb County, IL are White (3,964 and 65.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (678 and 11.2%), Black or African American (540 and 8.94%), and Asian (276 and 4.57%). The largest universities in DeKalb County, IL by number of graduates are Northern Illinois University (5,211 and 86.2%), Kishwaukee College (783 and 13%), and Hair Professionals Career College (25 and 0.41%). The most popular majors in DeKalb County, IL are Speech Communication & Rhetoric (238 and 3.94%), Registered Nursing (214 and 3.54%), and General Psychology (213 and 3.52%). The median tuition costs in DeKalb County, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,314 and $18,931 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, IL is $166,000, which is 0.81 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $165,200 to $166,000, a 0.48% increase. The homeownership rate of DeKalb County, IL is 57.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in DeKalb County, IL have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in DeKalb County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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