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De Kalb County, IN Highlights


A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population35,32440,30341,49442,21942,836
Change Since 1990 4,9796,1706,8957,512
Pct. Change Since 1990 14.1%17.5%19.5%21.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration108
International Migration-6
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)116
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)2,7116.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,67517.9%
College Age (18 to 24)3,5858.4%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,37624.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,68027.3%
Older (65 plus)6,80915.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1350.3%
Asian Alone2210.5%
Black Alone2140.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone280.1%
White Alone41,74997.5%
Two or More Race Groups4891.1%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino41,64997.2%
Hispanic or Latino1,1872.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households16,221100.0%
  Family Households11,13668.7%
    Married with Children2,99318.5%
    Married without Children5,68535.0%
    Single Parents1,4318.8%
  Non-family Households5,08531.3%
    Living Alone4,48427.6%
Average Household Size2.63
Average Family Household Size3.83
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200040,3034,97914.1%
April 201042,2191,9164.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections42,22342,98043,65144,20244,484
Change Since 2010 7571,4281,9792,261
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.8%3.4%4.7%5.4%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau