Dekalb, IL Population

Population: 39,018. Estimated population in July 2020: 42,085 (+7.9% change)
Males: 19,306 (49.5%), Females: 19,712 (50.5%)

DeKalb County

Zip code: 60115

Median resident age: 23.1 years
Median household income: $35,153
Median house value: $130,200

Races in DeKalb:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.6%)
  • Black (9.1%)
  • Hispanic (9.0%)
  • Other race (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Asian Indian (1.4%)
  • Chinese (1.2%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
  • Korean (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (24.4%), Irish (14.4%), English (7.5%), Polish (6.1%), Italian (5.6%), Swedish (4.5%).

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 12.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in DeKalb

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 38.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in DeKalb city

  • Never married: 52.5%
  • Now married: 37.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

9.0% Foreign born (3.7% Latin America, 3.0% Asia, 1.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,833 (+7.8%).

Hospital/medical center in DeKalb:

  • KISHWAUKEE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (RT 23, 616 BETHANY ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near DeKalb:

  • VENCOR HOSPITAL SYCAMORE (about 6 miles; SYCAMORE, IL)
  • VALLEY WEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; SANDWICH, IL)
  • ROCHELLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; ROCHELLE, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to DeKalb:

  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 29 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
  • ROCK CO (about 52 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; Abbreviation: JVL)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 59 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to DeKalb:

  • DE KALB TAYLOR MUNI (about 4 miles; DE KALB, IL; Abbreviation: DKB)
  • HINCKLEY (about 12 miles; HINCKLEY, IL; Abbreviation: 0C2)
  • ROCHELLE MUNI AIRPORT-KORITZ FIELD (about 23 miles; ROCHELLE, IL; Abbreviation: RPJ)
College/University in DeKalb:

  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 19,477; Public; Website: www.niu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near DeKalb:

  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 10 miles; MALTA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,834)
  • ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; ELGIN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,077)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; CRYSTAL LAKE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,707)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 44 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,088)
  • WHEATON COLLEGE (about 45 miles; WHEATON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,684)
Public high school in DeKalb:

  • KEC CENTRAL EFE 170 (Students: 23; Location: 901 S 4TH ST; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in DeKalb:

  • HUNTLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 797; Location: 821 S 7TH ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • LITTLEJOHN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 1121 SCHOOL ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 220 E SUNSET PL; Grades: KG – 04)
  • CHESEBRO ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 276; Location: 900 GARDEN ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • KECOL (Location: 901 S 4TH STREET; Grades: 00 – 00)
  • KEC AREA VOC CENTER (Location: 315 N 6TH STREET; Grades: 00 – 00)

Libraries

Library in DeKalb:

  • DEKALB P.L. (Operating income: $936,943; Location: 309 OAK STREET; 136,346 books; 1,130 audio materials; 1,949 video materials; 338 serial subscriptions)

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