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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 Population35,32440,30341,49442,22943,226
Change Since 1990 4,9796,1706,9057,902
Pct. Change Since 1990 14.1%17.5%19.5%22.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
Net Domestic Migration295
International Migration-11
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)121
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)2,8036.5%
School Age (5 to 17)7,65817.7%
College Age (18 to 24)3,5938.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,60624.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,54726.7%
Older (65 plus)7,01916.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1320.3%
Asian Alone2260.5%
Black Alone2230.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone320.1%
White Alone42,12897.5%
Two or More Race Groups4851.1%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino42,01897.2%
Hispanic or Latino1,2082.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households16,317100.0%
  Family Households11,08868.0%
    Married with Children2,81517.3%
    Married without Children5,55334.0%
    Single Parents1,71810.5%
  Non-family Households5,22932.0%
    Living Alone4,54027.8%
Average Household Size2.62
Average Family Household Size3.86
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200040,3034,97914.1%
April 201042,2291,9264.8%
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