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DeKalb is a city in DeKalb County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named after Johann Kalb, major-general killed in the Revolutionary War
[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 879 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 41,348.
The country's first farm bureau was founded in DeKalb
Sections below provide additional information and links about DeKalb demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the DeKalb County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60115 ZIP code.
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 $16,261, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% 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 $499. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,230.
Libraries in DeKalb include Dekalb Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in DeKalb include Daily Chronicle
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WNIU.
DeKalb County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our DeKalb political report.
The average commute time for DeKalb workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in DeKalb between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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