DeKalb County TN Information


DeKalb County Subdivisions

DeKalb County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,331
Daytime Population: Workers 7,290
Daytime Population: Residents 11,343
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,633
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 19,033
Population in Familes 15,554
Population in Group Qrtrs 298
Population Density2 64
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $38,164
Average Household Income $53,016
Per Capita Income $21,139


Total Housing Units 9,871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,282 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,356 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,233 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $119,891
Average Home Value $165,799


Total Households 7,638
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 5,232
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.44% 0.49%
Households 0.4% 0.47%
Families 0.24% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.42%


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, 2017 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 # 51 47th
Diversity Index # 30 69th
Median Household Income # 59 39th
Per Capita Income # 59 39th

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