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DeKalb is a township in DeKalb County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named DeKalb. For links to other places called DeKalb, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of DeKalb is 41.936N. The longitude is -88.772W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 866 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 42,189.


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$34,952
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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22% of DeKalb residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the DeKalb ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in DeKalb was $16,567, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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37% of DeKalb residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in DeKalb, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $491.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,226.


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DeKalb County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our DeKalb political report.

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The average commute time for DeKalb workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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