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DeKalb County, IL
The county was named for the Baron de Kalb

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DeKalb County is one of 102 counties in Illinois.

The county is in the Chicago metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 95,503. This was an increase of  7.34% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$45,828
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our DeKalb County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in DeKalb County was $26,208. This was an increase of 14.1% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 85% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Sycamore
Named for Baron Johann DeKalb, killed while fighting with patriots in the American Revolution

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Ancestry & family history

25% of DeKalb County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the DeKalb County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in DeKalb County include Afton Center Cemetery, Ault Road Cemetery, Barron Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Catholic Cemetery, Charter Grove Cemetery, Charter Oak Cemetery, Community Methodist Cemetery, East Paw Paw Cemetery, Elmwood Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in DeKalb County include Afton, Clinton, Cortland, Cortland, DeKalb, DeKalb, Franklin, Genoa, Genoa, Hinckley ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in DeKalb County include Kishwaukee College, Northern Illinois University ... View colleges

School districts in DeKalb County include Dekalb Countymm Unit Schools Dist 428, DeKalb Roe, Genoa Kingston C U S Dist 424, Hiawatha C U Schools Dist 426, Hinckley Big Rock C U S D 429, Indian Creek Countymm Unit Dist 425, Sandwich C U Schools Dist 430, Somonauk C U Schools Dist 432, Sycamore C U Schools Dist 427 ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in DeKalb County include Clinton Twp Public Library, Cortland Library, Dekalb Public Library, Genoa Public Library, Kirkland Public Library, Malta Twp Public Library, Sandwich D.L., Shabbona Library, Somonauk Public Library, Squaw Grove Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in DeKalb County include Daily Chronicle ... View newspapers

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Politics

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

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Travel

Hotels in DeKalb County include Americas Best Value Inn Suites, Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Western, Comfort Inn Sycamore, Country Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Inn, Super 8

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