DeKalb County is located in northern Illinois. The County Seat is Sycamore and the largest city is DeKalb. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.dekalbcounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 105,462 and the 2010 census population was 105,160. The land area is 631.31 square miles and there are 166.6 persons per square mile.
87.9% of the population is White, 7.1% is Black or African American, 10.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 91.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 29.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $173,000, there are 37,844 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,696, the median household income is $53,375, and 19% of the persons in DeKalb County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,815. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,090,171, and sales per capita were $10,351. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.3%.
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