DeKalb County is located in north-central Georgia. The County Seat is Decatur and the largest city is Dunwoody. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.dekalb.ga.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 722,161 and the 2010 census population was 691,894. The land area is 267.58 square miles and there are 2585.7 persons per square mile.
37% of the population is White, 54.8% is Black or African American, 9.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.6% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 88.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 39.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $168,900, there are 264,496 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,810, the median household income is $50,856, and 19% of the persons in DeKalb County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 73,184. Retail sales (in $1000) were $7,973,387, and sales per capita were $10,867. The percentage of black-owned firms is 39.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 37.2%.
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