DeKalb County, GA

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2021 Population
758,634
0.443% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
36.2
0.836% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
13.5%
6.19% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$69,423
6.61% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$255,600
8.63% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
388,413
1.01% 1-year growth

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In 2021, DeKalb County, GA had a population of 759k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $69,423. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of DeKalb County, GA grew from 755,287 to 758,634, a 0.443% increase and its median household income grew from $65,116 to $69,423, a 6.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in DeKalb County, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (52.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (29.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.07%), White (Hispanic) (3.56%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.27%).

None of the households in DeKalb County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.2% of the residents in DeKalb County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in DeKalb County, GA are Emory University (5,056 degrees awarded in 2021), Georgia Piedmont Technical College (1,675 degrees), and Strayer University-Georgia (1,085 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in DeKalb County, GA was $255,600, and the homeownership rate was 56.8%.

Most people in DeKalb County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.6 minutes. The average car ownership in DeKalb County, GA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

DeKalb County, GA is home to a population of 759k people, from which 91.2% are citizens. As of 2021, 16.2% of DeKalb County, GA residents were born outside of the country (123k people).

In 2021, there were 1.8 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (398k people) in DeKalb County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 221k White (Non-Hispanic) and 46.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.2%
2021 Citizenship
91%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 91.2% of DeKalb County, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in DeKalb County, GA was 91%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in DeKalb County, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    398k ± 2.22k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    221k ± 540
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    46.1k ± 968
8.51%
Hispanic Population
64.5k people

In 2021, there were 1.8 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (398k people) in DeKalb County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 221k White (Non-Hispanic) and 46.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.51% of the people in DeKalb County, GA are hispanic (64.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in DeKalb County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    226,399 ± 11,557 people
  2. India
    100,869 ± 7,760 people
  3. Jamaica
    46,494 ± 5,282 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 226,399 Georgia residents, followed by India with 100,869 and Jamaica with 46,494.

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Foreign-Born Population

16.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
123k people
16%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
120k people

As of 2021, 16.2% of DeKalb County, GA residents (123k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in DeKalb County, GA was 16%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,654 ± 681
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,707 ± 934
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,256 ± 1,000

DeKalb County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of DeKalb County, GA employs 388k people. The largest industries in DeKalb County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (48,470 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (45,524 people), and Retail Trade (39,660 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,640), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,949), and Utilities ($72,026).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,211. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

388k
2021 Value
± 6,309
1.01%
1 Year growth
± 2.19%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in DeKalb County, GA grew at a rate of 1.01%, from 385k employees to 388k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in DeKalb County, GA, are Management Occupations (44,150 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (40,427 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (37,623 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

388k
2021 Value
± 6,309
1.01%
1 Year growth
± 2.19%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in DeKalb County, GA grew at a rate of 1.01%, from 385k employees to 388k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in DeKalb County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (48,470 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (45,524 people), and Retail Trade (39,660 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of DeKalb County, GA, though some of these residents may live in DeKalb County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,095
Median earning men ± $1,214
$39,318
Median earning women ± $1,041

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,078), Information ($73,342), and Public Administration ($72,451).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($67,282), Information ($59,875), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,437).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 8,353
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 5,009
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 3,785
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $13.5M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $4.16M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. $2.66M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $73.4B
  2. $67.6B
  3. $50.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $73.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($67.6B) and Machinery ($50.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$625B
2020 Value in Georgia
$1.3T
Projected 2050 Value in Georgia
109% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $625B. This is expected to increase 109% to $1.3T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $59.2B
  2. $36.9B
  3. $32.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $59.2B, followed by Tennessee with $36.9B and North Carolina and $32.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in DeKalb County, GA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 83.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (15.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.13%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020–21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in DeKalb County, GA awarded 9,618 degrees. The student population of DeKalb County, GA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 19,858 male students and 37,564 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in DeKalb County, GA are Black or African American (3,427 and 39.3%), followed by White (3,069 and 35.2%), Asian (987 and 11.3%), and Hispanic or Latino (724 and 8.29%).

The largest universities in DeKalb County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Emory University (5,056 and 52.6%), Georgia Piedmont Technical College (1,675 and 17.4%), and Strayer University-Georgia (1,085 and 11.3%).

The most popular majors in DeKalb County, GA are General Business Administration & Management (969 and 10.1%), General Business (633 and 6.58%), and Registered Nursing (386 and 4.01%).

The median tuition cost in DeKalb County, GA for private four year colleges is $43,197.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in DeKalb County, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 19.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 57,422 (34.6% men and 65.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 57,422 students enrolled in DeKalb County, GA, 34.6% men and 65.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 21,070 records, of which 72.8% were women and 27.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 419 degree-majors awarded
  2. 389 degree-majors awarded
  3. 377 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in DeKalb County, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 419 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in DeKalb County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,056 degrees awarded
  2. 1,675 degrees awarded
  3. 1,085 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Emory University with 5,056 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 3,469 men were awarded degrees from institutions in DeKalb County, GA, which is 0.564 times less than the 6,149 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 3,427 degrees mean that there were 1.12 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3,069 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($43,197) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($778) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 1.01% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.946% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (2.29M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.52M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in DeKalb County, GA was $255,600 in 2021, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $235,300 to $255,600, a 8.63% increase. The homeownership rate in DeKalb County, GA is 56.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in DeKalb County, GA have an average commute time of 31.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in DeKalb County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in DeKalb County, GA is $69,423. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in DeKalb County, GA was Census Tract 211.01 with a value of $234,926, followed by Census Tract 224.03 and Census Tract 212.10, with respective values of $227,500 and $189,856.

In 2022, 18% of the population was living with severe housing problems in DeKalb County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.09%.

Property

$255,600
Median Property Value 2021
±$4,954
$162,485
Median Property Taxes
±$3,364

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In DeKalb County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

56.8%
Homeownership
2021
69.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 56.8% of the housing units in DeKalb County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 211.01
  2. Census Tract 224.03
  3. Census Tract 212.10

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in DeKalb County, GA was Census Tract 211.01 with a value of $234,926, followed by Census Tract 224.03 and Census Tract 212.10, with respective values of $227,500 and $189,856.

The following map shows all of the tracts in DeKalb County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,423
Median Household Income
± $1,227
286k
Number of Households
± 4,874

In 2021, the median household income of the 286k households in DeKalb County, GA grew to $69,423 from the previous year's value of $65,116.

The following chart displays the households in DeKalb County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for DeKalb County, GA is from Georgia.
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.476
2020 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2021, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.141% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (66.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.2%)
  3. Carpooled (9.8%)

In 2021, 66.9% of workers in DeKalb County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.2%) and those who carpooled to work (9.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in DeKalb County, GA have a longer commute time (31.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 3.35% of the workforce in DeKalb County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in DeKalb County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in DeKalb County, GA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18% of the population was living with severe housing problems in DeKalb County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.09%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in DeKalb County, GA (101k out of 746k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in DeKalb County, GA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 23.8% of the children was living in poverty in DeKalb County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 644 in DeKalb County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 21.3 per 100,000 population.

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86.6% of the population of DeKalb County, GA has health coverage, with 48.9% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 8.97% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Georgia was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, GA see 912 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.219% decrease from the previous year (914 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1690 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 299 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

912 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in DeKalb County, GA

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, GA see an average of 912 patients per year. This represents a 0.219% decrease from the previous year (914 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in DeKalb County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.4%
Uninsured
48.9%
Employer Coverage
15.7%
Medicaid
8.97%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.57%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in DeKalb County, GA grew by 0.544% from 13.3% to 13.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 66.8 in DeKalb County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.7% in DeKalb County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.9% in DeKalb County, GA.

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