DeKalb County was formed in 1822 and named after Baron Johann DeKalb, who was a general with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
Notable landmarks include Stone Mountain Park, Emory University and Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Large employers include AT&T Mobility and Emory Healthcare.
DeKalb is the fourth-most populated county in metro Atlanta and has one of the region’s most diverse populations.
DeKalb County by the Numbers
|Population Change (2000-2015)||+6.1%|
|Population Forecast (2040)||874,424|
|Median Household Income||$53,994|
|Mean Travel Time to Work||32.4 minutes|
|2015 Building Permits (single family)||900|
|2015 Building Permits (multifamily)||1,267|
- Neighborhood Nexus DeKalb County Data Profile
- Neighborhood Nexus DeKalb County Fact Sheet
- DeKalb Population & Employment Forecast
- Metro Atlanta Speaks Data Dashboard
Other DeKalb County Resources
ARC Board Members Representing All or Parts of DeKalb County
- Michael Thurmond, CEO, DeKalb County Commission
- Eric Clarkson, Mayor, City of Chamblee
- Eddie Ausband (Citizen Member, District 1)
- Mike Houchard (Citizen Member, District 6)
- Liane Levetan (Citizen Member, District 7)
- Brant Aden (Citizen Member, District 10)
- Mickey McGuire (Citizen Member, District 11)