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.
Within DeKalb County are the cities of Atlanta*, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody*, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stonecrest, Stone Mountain, and Tucker.
DeKalb County by the Numbers (2019)
|Population Change (since 2010)
|Population Forecast (2050)
|Median Household Income
|Mean Travel Time to Work
|Single Family Building Permits
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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
- W. Murphy Talmadge, Citizen Member, District 1
- Alisha Sanders, Citizen Member, District 6
- Liane Levetan, Citizen Member, District 7
- Lynette Howard, Citizen Member, District 10
- Mickey McGuire, Citizen Member, District 11
- US Census Bureau, County Population Estimates, 2019
- US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (1-year estimates), 2019
- Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Series 16 Forecasts
- HUD, State of the Cities Data System (SOCDS), 2019
* These cities belong to more than one county.