DeKalb County is located in northeastern Alabama. The County Seat is Fort Payne and the largest city is Fort Payne. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.dekalbcountyal.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 71,065 and the 2010 census population was 71,115. The land area is 777.09 square miles and there are 91.5 persons per square mile.
92.4% of the population is White, 2% is Black or African American, 14.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 2.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.8% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races. 70.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $93,400, there are 24,923 households, an average of 2.82 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,149, the median household income is $37,851, and 19.9% of the persons in DeKalb County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,908. Retail sales (in $1000) were $635,185, and sales per capita were $9,303. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.8%.
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