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Time Zone: DeKalb County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Fort Payne is the Seat for DeKalb County.

DeKalb County was founded in 1836.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> DeKalb had a population of 69,380 people. This is an increase of 7.65% since the last Census (which gave a population of 64,452 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, DeKalb represented 1.45% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201071,109+10.33%+2.49% since 2009
200969,380+7.65%+0.71% since 2008
200868,894+6.89%+0.91% since 2007
200768,275+5.93% 
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200064,452The Last Census

More information can be found on the DeKalb County Census Page for DeKalb County.

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Below are some of the communities located in DeKalb County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for DeKalb County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Fort Payne   14,16512,9389.48% increase  
Rainsville   5,0414,49912.05% increase  
Henagar   2,6112,4008.79% increase  
Sardis City   2,1291,43848.05% increase  
Crossville   1,5131,4315.73% increase  

Websites for DeKalb County

Official Website:   www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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