DeKalb County, IL

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2020 Population
104,588
0.213% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
31.3
0.643% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
16%
3.49% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$62,353
1.52% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$182,300
5.31% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
54,162
1.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, DeKalb County, IL had a population of 105k people with a median age of 31.3 and a median household income of $62,353. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of DeKalb County, IL grew from 104,366 to 104,588, a 0.213% increase and its median household income declined from $63,317 to $62,353, a −1.52% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in DeKalb County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.24%), White (Hispanic) (6.65%), Other (Hispanic) (3.34%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.97%).

None of the households in DeKalb County, IL 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.

96.1% of the residents in DeKalb County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in DeKalb County, IL are Northern Illinois University (4,648 degrees awarded in 2020), Kishwaukee College (897 degrees), and Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology (23 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in DeKalb County, IL was $182,300, and the homeownership rate was 57.9%.

Most people in DeKalb County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in DeKalb County, IL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

DeKalb County, IL is home to a population of 105k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.51% of DeKalb County, IL residents were born outside of the country (6.81k people).

In 2020, there were 10.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.6k people) in DeKalb County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.57k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.96k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2020 Citizenship
95.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.1% of DeKalb County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in DeKalb County, IL was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in DeKalb County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    79.6k ± 108
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.57k ± 343
  3. White (Hispanic)
    6.96k ± 878
11.4%
Hispanic Population
11.9k people

In 2020, there were 10.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (79.6k people) in DeKalb County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.57k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.96k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.4% of the people in DeKalb County, IL are hispanic (11.9k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    628,401 ± 18,975 people
  2. India
    158,225 ± 9,705 people
  3. Poland
    127,303 ± 8,716 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 628,401 Illinois residents, followed by India with 158,225 and Poland with 127,303.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.51%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
6.81k people
6.49%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.77k people

As of 2020, 6.51% of DeKalb County, IL residents (6.81k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in DeKalb County, IL was 6.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,768 ± 248
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,117 ± 316
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    653 ± 173

DeKalb County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of DeKalb County, IL employs 54.2k people. The largest industries in DeKalb County, IL are Educational Services (7,212 people), Retail Trade (6,636 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,632 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($207,984), Utilities ($74,661), and Public Administration ($59,539).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,880. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

54.2k
2020 Value
± 1,908
1.2%
1 Year growth
± 4.67%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in DeKalb County, IL grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 53.5k employees to 54.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in DeKalb County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,061 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,743 people), and Management Occupations (4,847 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.2k
2020 Value
± 1,908
1.2%
1 Year growth
± 4.67%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in DeKalb County, IL grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 53.5k employees to 54.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in DeKalb County, IL, are Educational Services (7,212 people), Retail Trade (6,636 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,632 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of DeKalb County, IL, though some of these residents may live in DeKalb County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,274
Median earning men ± $2,489
$24,522
Median earning women ± $1,997

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($77,404), Manufacturing ($55,096), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,179).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($40,881), Wholesale Trade ($37,083), and Construction ($37,059).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 772
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 491
    Manufacturing
  3. 469
    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. $706k
    Manufacturing
  2. $405k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $205k
    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 Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $138B
  2. $87.2B
  3. $79.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $138B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($87.2B) and Mixed freight ($79.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.03T
2020 Value in Illinois
$1.94T
Projected 2050 Value in Illinois
88.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $1.03T. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $1.94T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois 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 Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $77.4B
  2. $56.8B
  3. $46.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $77.4B, followed by Wisconsin with $56.8B and California and $46.1B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in DeKalb County, IL went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 51.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.64%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

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 Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 18 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 Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in DeKalb County, IL awarded 5,579 degrees. The student population of DeKalb County, IL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 8,736 male students and 10,791 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in DeKalb County, IL are White (3,345 and 64.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (871 and 16.7%), Black or African American (486 and 9.33%), and Asian (290 and 5.57%).

The largest universities in DeKalb County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Northern Illinois University (4,648 and 83.3%), Kishwaukee College (897 and 16.1%), and Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology (23 and 0.412%).

The most popular majors in DeKalb County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (434 and 7.78%), Accounting (268 and 4.8%), and General Business Administration & Management (226 and 4.05%).

The median tuition cost in DeKalb County, IL for a public four year colleges is $9,466 for in-state students and $9,466 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in DeKalb County, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 59.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 19,527 (44.7% men and 55.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 19,527 students enrolled in DeKalb County, IL, 44.7% men and 55.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,258 records, of which 54.6% were women and 45.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 171 degree-majors awarded
  2. 164 degree-majors awarded
  3. 188 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in DeKalb County, IL was Accounting with 171 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,648 degrees awarded
  2. 897 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Illinois University with 4,648 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,567 men were awarded degrees from institutions in DeKalb County, IL, which is 0.852 times less than the 3,012 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,345 degrees mean that there were 3.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 871 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($9,466) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($4,926) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.879% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.877% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.59M), Some college (2.22M), and Bachelors Degree (2.03M).

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, IL was $182,300 in 2020, which is 0.793 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $173,100 to $182,300, a 5.31% increase. The homeownership rate in DeKalb County, IL is 57.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in DeKalb County, IL have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in DeKalb County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in DeKalb County, IL is $62,353. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in DeKalb County, IL was Census Tract 3 with a value of $86,974, followed by Census Tract 19 and Census Tract 16, with respective values of $86,034 and $81,719.

In 2021, 18% of the population was living with severe housing problems in DeKalb County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.81%.

Property

$182,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,271
$22,375
Median Property Taxes
±$910

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, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in DeKalb County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

57.9%
Homeownership
2020
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 57.9% of the housing units in DeKalb County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 19
  3. Census Tract 16

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in DeKalb County, IL was Census Tract 3 with a value of $86,974, followed by Census Tract 19 and Census Tract 16, with respective values of $86,034 and $81,719.

The following map shows all of the tracts in DeKalb County, IL 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.
$62,353
Median Household Income
± $2,459
38.6k
Number of Households
± 1,470

In 2020, the median household income of the 38.6k households in DeKalb County, IL declined from $62,353 from the previous year's value of $63,317.

The following chart displays the households in DeKalb County, IL 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, IL is from Illinois.
0.479
2020 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2020, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.707% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.42%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.33%)

In 2020, 78.4% of workers in DeKalb County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.42%) and those who worked at home (5.33%).

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

26.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in DeKalb County, IL have a shorter commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.29% of the workforce in DeKalb County, IL 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, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in DeKalb County, IL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 18% of the population was living with severe housing problems in DeKalb County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.81%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in DeKalb County, IL (16k out of 100k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in DeKalb County, IL is White, followed by Black 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 2021, 11.9% of the children was living in poverty in DeKalb County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 276 in DeKalb County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 44.9 per 100,000 population.

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94.9% of the population of DeKalb County, IL has health coverage, with 55.5% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 9.91% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.721% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Illinois was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, IL see 3471 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.05% increase from the previous year (3273 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1543 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 386 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Illinois, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,471 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in DeKalb County, IL

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, IL see an average of 3,471 patients per year. This represents a 6.05% increase from the previous year (3,273 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Illinois across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 30.6% between 18 and 34 years, 33.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

5.13%
Uninsured
55.5%
Employer Coverage
17%
Medicaid
9.91%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.721%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in DeKalb County, IL declined by 2.69% from 5.27% to 5.13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in DeKalb County, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41.1 in DeKalb County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 32.8% in DeKalb County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.52% in DeKalb County, IL.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in DeKalb County, IL.

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