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Time Zone: DeKalb County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Decatur is the Seat for DeKalb County.

DeKalb County was founded in 1822. DeKalb was created by taking area from Henry, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> DeKalb had a population of 747,274 people. This is an increase of 12.23% since the last Census (which gave a population of 665,865 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, DeKalb represented 8.13% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 159 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
2010691,893+3.91%-7.41% since 2009
2009747,274+12.23%+0.92% since 2008
2008740,426+11.2%+0.91% since 2007
2007733,746+10.19% 
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2000665,865The 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)
Atlanta   540,922416,47429.88% increase  
Decatur   18,94218,1474.38% increase  
Chamblee   11,1789,55217.02% increase  
Doraville   10,2679,8624.11% increase  
Clarkston   7,8997,2319.24% increase  

Websites for DeKalb County

Official Website:   www.co.dekalb.ga.us/

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

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