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The 2000 Census showed that DeKalb County had a population of 64,452 people. This represented 1.45% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, DeKalb had a population of 69,380 people. This is an increase of 7.65% since the 2000 Census.

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

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%+1.23% since 2006
200667,447+4.65%+0.79% since 2005
200566,920+3.83%+0.52% since 2004
200466,574+3.29%+0.86% since 2003
200366,009+2.42%+0.71% since 2002
200165,519+1.66%+1.66% since 2000
200064,452The Last Census

DeKalb County had 28,051 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that DeKalb County has a total area<3> of 778 square miles [2,016 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.74 square miles [1.91 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, DeKalb County had a population density of 82.9 people per square mile [31.99 people/km²], making it the state's 23rd most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to DeKalb County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between DeKalb and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the DeKalb County QuickFact (QF-01049).

Below are some of the communities that are located in DeKalb County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Fort PayneQF-012761614,16512,9389.48%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CherokeeQF-01019   SE24,44823,9881.92%
EtowahQF-01055   SW103,645103,4590.18%
JacksonQF-01071   NW52,83853,926-2.02%
MarshallQF-01095   W90,39982,2319.93%
Chattooga (GA)QF-13055   E26,61925,4704.51%
Dade (GA)QF-13083   NE16,12715,1546.42%
Walker (GA)QF-13295   NE64,98361,0536.44%

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of DeKalb. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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