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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 (2021 population: 13,593)

Population per Square Mile: 119.44

Square Miles: 362.80

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)42,255350.7%6,484,050
Today (2021)43,333360.6%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*44,484360.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.6%23 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration3954 14,280
Net International Migration264 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)9191.3%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,745346.3%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)7,7733517.9%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,407417.9%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,8103324.9%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,2863626.0%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)7,3123816.9%16.4%
Median Age39.3  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone155410.4%0.4%
Asian Alone235430.5%2.7%
Black Alone308530.7%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone29360.1%0.1%
White42,0143697.0%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups592401.4%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic41,9883496.9%92.3%
Hispanic1,345433.1%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)16,90435100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,2883519.5%18.3%
Married Without Children5,8733334.7%29.8%
Single Parents1,7013010.1%9.3%
Living Alone4,3653825.8%29.0%

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 2021 (estimate)18,25037100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)18,16236100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
13,3883273.7%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$129,10047  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
3,5164419.4%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$59432  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 7,246340.6%1,120,155
Public6,563370.6%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)29,231350.7%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher91%22 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree18%50 27.2%

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 2021$51,9613692.0%56,497
Median Household Income in 202062,41131102.7%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 20208.8%7075.9%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1811.4%6876.5%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202131370.5%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20212,820390.4%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/20222,678360.6%481,568

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, 2019547330.7%80,859
Births to Teens, 201745260.9%5,152
Deaths, 2019425410.6%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force22,028320.7%3,321,548
Employed21,434330.7%3,203,166
Unemployed594370.5%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate2.76375.0%3.6
October 2022 Unemployment Rate2.64992.9%2.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work27,597100.0%$1,756,451100.0%$63,646
Wage and Salary22,55381.7%$1,297,53973.9%$57,533
Farm Proprietors7302.6%$23,4501.3%$32,123
Nonfarm Proprietors4,31415.6%$150,5748.6%$34,904
Farm8283.0%$26,3641.5%$31,841
Nonfarm26,76997.0%$1,730,08798.5%$64,630
Private24,59189.1%$1,601,59191.2%$65,129
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,4095.1%$33,3341.9%$23,658
  Arts, Ent., Recreation3231.2%$4,4460.3%$13,765
  Construction1,1974.3%$69,5614.0%$58,113
  Health Care, Social Serv.1,5275.5%$82,2374.7%$53,855
  Information1220.4%$4,8640.3%$39,869
  Manufacturing9,89635.9%$872,98749.7%$88,216
  Professional, Tech. Serv.8253.0%$44,5602.5%$54,012
  Retail Trade2,0557.4%$65,8993.8%$32,068
  Trans., Warehousing2,0047.3%$159,9149.1%$79,797
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)4,240*15.4%*$166,808*9.5%*$39,342*
Government2,1787.9%$128,4967.3%$58,997

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed138100.0%100.0%$44,352$7,583,249
Single-Family138100.0%74.4%$44,352$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
Altona2130.5%
Ashley6671.5%*
Auburn13,59331.4%
Butler2,6456.1%
Corunna2360.5%
Garrett6,54615.1%
Hamilton2350.5%*
St. Joe4161.0%
Waterloo2,1144.9%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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