DeKalb County TN Information


DeKalb County Subdivisions

DeKalb County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 19,251
Population in Households 18,953
Population in Familes 15,574
Population in Group Qrtrs 298
Population Density1 63
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $39,371
Average Household Income $56,874
Per Capita Income $22,683


Total Housing Units 9,807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,129 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,484 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,194 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $122,580
Average Home Value $172,368


Total Households 7,613
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 5,189
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.42%
Households 0.31% 0.41%
Families 0.12% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.36%


DeKalb County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares DeKalb County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 67 31st
Population Density # 52 46th
Diversity Index # 31 68th
Median Household Income # 61 37th
Per Capita Income # 46 53rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.