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DeKalb County, Indiana

Formed in 1837 and named for Baron DeKalb, a Revolutionary War hero

County Seat: Auburn

Largest City: Auburn (2017 population: 13,169)

Population per Square Mile: 118.07

Square Miles: 362.80

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)42,219350.7%6,484,125
Today (2017)42,836350.6%6,660,082
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*43,651350.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today1.5%23 2.7%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration10817 -1,639
Net International Migration-689 9,067
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)116260.6%19,482

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,711346.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,6753417.9%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,585368.4%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,3763524.2%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,6803527.3%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)6,8093715.9%15.4%
Median Age39.3  Median Age = 37.7

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone135430.3%0.4%
Asian Alone221420.5%2.4%
Black Alone214570.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone28330.1%0.1%
White41,7493497.5%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups489431.1%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic41,6493497.2%93.0%
Hispanic1,187402.8%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)16,31736100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,8154217.3%18.8%
Married Without Children5,5533434.0%30.0%
Single Parents1,7182710.5%9.6%
Living Alone4,5403327.8%28.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2017 (estimate)18,01136100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)17,82336100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
12,4893570.1%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$113,60048  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,8283921.5%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$53836  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 6,896350.6%1,110,866
Public6,820350.7%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)28,431360.7%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher89.7%22 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree17.8%41 25.3%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2017$41,6223492.2%45,150
Median Household Income in 201754,28935100.3%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201710.4%6478.2%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.1%6579.2%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201742320.6%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20172,990430.5%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,913360.6%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2016535350.6%83,063
Births to Teens, 201633390.6%5,294
Deaths, 2016431370.7%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,211340.7%3,320,409
Employed21,561340.7%3,203,351
Unemployed650390.6%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate2.97782.9%3.5
November 2018 Unemployment Rate3.0188.2%3.4

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work28,036100.0%$1,469,388100.0%$52,411
Wage and Salary22,95181.9%$1,092,26774.3%$47,591
Farm Proprietors7852.8%$-463-0.0%$-590
Nonfarm Proprietors4,30015.3%$109,0117.4%$25,351
Farm8973.2%$2,7990.2%$3,120
Nonfarm27,13996.8%$1,466,58999.8%$54,040
Private24,93088.9%$1,356,50692.3%$54,413
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,4785.3%$26,3311.8%$17,815
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3431.2%$4,3700.3%$12,741
  Construction1,1003.9%$50,8483.5%$46,225
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,9276.9%$89,9766.1%$46,692
  Information1200.4%$4,4020.3%$36,683
  Manufacturing9,66234.5%$768,20352.3%$79,508
  Professional, Tech. Serv.7522.7%$33,5002.3%$44,548
  Retail Trade2,0547.3%$51,3043.5%$24,978
  Trans., Warehousing1,8166.5%$98,3256.7%$54,144
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)4,638*16.5%*$155,141*10.6%*$33,450*
Government2,2097.9%$110,0837.5%$49,834

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed154100.0%100.0%$29,383$4,583,500
Single-Family14694.8%74.2%$28,583$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family85.2%23.4%$800$469,056

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in DeKalb County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Altona1970.5%
Ashley6391.5%*
Auburn13,16930.7%
Butler2,6946.3%
Corunna2560.6%
Garrett6,36414.9%
Hamilton2510.6%*
St. Joe4651.1%
Waterloo2,2395.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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