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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
DeKalb County is located in Alabama with a population of 71,194. In DeKalb County, most residents own their homes. Many families live in DeKalb County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in DeKalb County are above average.
Population
71,194

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$102,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$579
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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DeKalb County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    193.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    444.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,264.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    227.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

Working in DeKalb County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,842
National
$55,322

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