DeKalb County

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 734,871
Population Change (2000-2015) +6.1%
Population Forecast (2040) 874,424
Median Household Income $53,994
Unemployment Rate 5.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.4 minutes
2015 Building Permits (single family) 900
2015 Building Permits (multifamily) 1,267

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ARC Board Members Representing All or Parts of DeKalb County