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    DeKalb County

    TVASites Demographic Reports

    County Seat:  Fort Payne
    Population: 
    71,109
    Source (2010 US Census)
    Median Household Income:  $3
    3,919 (2009 Estimate US Census)

    DeKalb County is located in the northeastern portion of the State of Alabama. This county is home to 71,109 people with 30,903 in the labor force. DeKalb County has a strong industrial base made up of more than 135 companies.

    Data & Statistics

    Workforce

    DeKalb County Economic QuickFacts

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    Subject

    Number

    Percent

    EMPLOYMENT STATUS

     

     

    Population 16 years and over

    50,247

    100

    In labor force

    30,903

    61.5

    Civilian labor force

    30,862

    61.4

    Employed

    29,280

    58.3

    Unemployed

    1,582

    3.1

    Percent of civilian labor force

    5.1

    (X)

    Armed Forces

    41

    0.1

    Not in labor force

    19,344

    38.5

    Females 16 years and over

    26,269

    100

    In labor force

    14,036

    53.4

    Civilian labor force

    14,034

    53.4

    Employed

    13,176

    50.2

    Own children under 6 years

    5,052

    100

    All parents in family in labor force

    2,832

    56.1

    COMMUTING TO WORK

     

     

    Workers 16 years and over

    28,637

    100

    Car, truck, or van -- drove alone

    23,236

    81.1

    Car, truck, or van -- carpooled

    3,874

    13.5

    Public transportation (including taxicab)

    64

    0.2

    Walked

    386

    1.3

    Other means

    236

    0.8

    Worked at home

    841

    2.9

    Mean travel time to work (minutes)

    23.9

    (X)

    Employed civilian population 16 years and over

    29,280

    100

    OCCUPATION

     

     

    Management, professional, and related occupations

    5,759

    19.7

    Service occupations

    3,119

    10.7

    Sales and office occupations

    5,439

    18.6

    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

    456

    1.6

    Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations

    3,583

    12.2

    Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

    10,924

    37.3

    INDUSTRY

     

     

    Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining

    1,102

    3.8

    Construction

    2,046

    7

    Manufacturing

    11,599

    39.6

    Wholesale trade

    720

    2.5

    Retail trade

    2,697

    9.2

    Transportation and warehousing, and utilities

    1,448

    4.9

    Information

    489

    1.7

    Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing

    899

    3.1

    Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services

    890

    3

    Educational, health and social services

    3,756

    12.8

    Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services

    1,642

    5.6

    Other services (except public administration)

    1,197

    4.1

    Public administration

    795

    2.7

    CLASS OF WORKER

     

     

    Private wage and salary workers

    23,597

    80.6

    Government workers

    2,973

    10.2

    Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business

    2,545

    8.7

    Unpaid family workers

    165

    0.6

    INCOME IN 1999

     

     

    Households

    25,147

    100

    Less than $10,000

    3,745

    14.9

    $10,000 to $14,999

    2,363

    9.4

    $15,000 to $24,999

    4,384

    17.4

    $25,000 to $34,999

    3,921

    15.6

    $35,000 to $49,999

    4,314

    17.2

    $50,000 to $74,999

    4,048

    16.1

    $75,000 to $99,999

    1,284

    5.1

    $100,000 to $149,999

    663

    2.6

    $150,000 to $199,999

    154

    0.6

    $200,000 or more

    271

    1.1

    Median household income (dollars)

    30,137

    (X)

    With earnings

    19,206

    76.4

    Mean earnings (dollars)

    41,347

    (X)

    With Social Security income

    7,398

    29.4

    Mean Social Security income (dollars)

    9,571

    (X)

    With Supplemental Security Income

    1,678

    6.7

    Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)

    5,417

    (X)

    With public assistance income

    515

    2

    Mean public assistance income (dollars)

    1,651

    (X)

    With retirement income

    3,619

    14.4

    Mean retirement income (dollars)

    11,590

    (X)

    Families

    18,574

    100

    Less than $10,000

    1,376

    7.4

    $10,000 to $14,999

    1,364

    7.3

    $15,000 to $24,999

    3,183

    17.1

    $25,000 to $34,999

    3,122

    16.8

    $35,000 to $49,999

    3,691

    19.9

    $50,000 to $74,999

    3,741

    20.1

    $75,000 to $99,999

    1,134

    6.1

    $100,000 to $149,999

    592

    3.2

    $150,000 to $199,999

    122

    0.7

    $200,000 or more

    249

    1.3

    Median family income (dollars)

    35,801

    (X)

    Per capita income (dollars)

    15,818

    (X)

    Median earnings (dollars):

     

     

    Male full-time, year-round workers

    28,878

    (X)

    Female full-time, year-round workers

    19,103

    (X)

    POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)

     

     

    Families

    2,175

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    11.7

    With related children under 18 years

    1,412

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    15.6

    With related children under 5 years

    631

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    18.4

    Families with female householder, no husband present

    722

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    30.1

    With related children under 18 years

    581

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    39.8

    With related children under 5 years

    225

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    53.3

    Individuals

    9,791

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    15.4

    18 years and over

    6,843

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    14.3

    65 years and over

    1,713

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    20.5

    Related children under 18 years

    2,884

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    18.6

    Related children 5 to 17 years

    1,991

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    17.7

    Unrelated individuals 15 years and over

    2,768

    (X)

    Percent below poverty level

    (X)

    33.3

    Source: US Census

    DeKalb County People QuickFacts

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    Population, 2009 estimate

    69,380

    Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009

    7.6%

    Population, 2000

    64,454

    Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000

    17.9%

    Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2008

    7.3%

    Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2008

    24.7%

    Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2008

    14.6%

    Female persons, percent, 2008

    50.7%

    White persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    95.6%

    Black persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    2.0%

    American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    0.8%

    Asian persons, percent, 2008 (a)

    0.3%

    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2008 (a)

    0.1%

    Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2008

    1.3%

    Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2008 (b)

    10.2%

    White persons, not Hispanic, percent, 2008

    85.7%

    Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct age 5+, 2000

    60.2%

    Foreign born persons, percent, 2000

    4.1%

    Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000

    6.6%

    High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000

    63.8%

    Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000

    8.3%

    Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000

    15,134

    Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000

    23.9

    Housing units, 2008

    29,087

    Homeownership rate, 2000

    78.7%

    Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000

    5.9%

    Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000

    $67,200

    Households, 2000

    25,113

    Persons per household, 2000

    2.53

    Per capita money income, 1999

    $15,818

    Median household income, 2008

    $35,377

    Persons below poverty, percent, 2007

    18.4%

    Geography QuickFacts

    DeKalb County

    Land area, 2000 (square miles)

    778

    Persons per square mile, 2000

    82.8

    FIPS Code

    49

    Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area

    Fort Payne , AL Micro Area

    Source: US Census

    DeKalb County Business QuickFacts

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    Private nonfarm establishments, 2007

    1,216

    Private nonfarm employment, 2007

    20,741

    Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2007

    -1.4%%

    Nonemployer establishments, 2007

    4,863

    Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000)

    1,487,570

    Retail sales, 2002 ($1000)

    445,468

    Retail sales per capita, 2002

    $6,778

    Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997

    4.0%

    Women-owned firms, percent of total, 2002

    21.7%

    Building permits, 2008

    47

    Federal spending, 2008 ($1000)

    419,264

    Source: US Census

    DeKalb County Social QuickFacts

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    Subject

    Number

    Percent

    SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

     

     

    Population 3 years and over enrolled in school

    14,045

    100

    Nursery school, preschool

    914

    6.5

    Kindergarten

    976

    6.9

    Elementary school (grades 1-8)

    7,214

    51.4

    High school (grades 9-12)

    3,245

    23.1

    College or graduate school

    1,696

    12.1

    EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

     

     

    Population 25 years and over

    42,740

    100

    Less than 9th grade

    6,157

    14.4

    9th to 12th grade, no diploma

    9,312

    21.8

    High school graduate (includes equivalency)

    14,549

    34

    Some college, no degree

    7,183

    16.8

    Associate degree

    2,011

    4.7

    Bachelor's degree

    2,095

    4.9

    Graduate or professional degree

    1,433

    3.4

    Percent high school graduate or higher

    63.8

    (X)

    Percent bachelor's degree or higher

    8.3

    (X)

    MARITAL STATUS

     

     

    Population 15 years and over

    51,178

    100

    Never married

    8,414

    16.4

    Now married, except separated

    32,147

    62.8

    Separated

    964

    1.9

    Widowed

    4,129

    8.1

    Female

    3,472

    6.8

    Divorced

    5,524

    10.8

    Female

    2,933

    5.7

    GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS

     

     

    Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years

    1,068

    100

    Grandparent responsible for grandchildren

    568

    53.2

    VETERAN STATUS

     

     

    Civilian population 18 years and over

    48,518

    100

    Civilian veterans

    5,320

    11

    DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION

     

     

    Population 5 to 20 years

    14,069

    100

    With a disability

    1,116

    7.9

    Population 21 to 64 years

    36,985

    100

    With a disability

    9,517

    25.7

    Percent employed

    52.5

    (X)

    No disability

    27,468

    74.3

    Percent employed

    77.1

    (X)

    Population 65 years and over

    8,375

    100

    With a disability

    4,501

    53.7

    RESIDENCE IN 1995

     

     

    Population 5 years and over

    60,078

    100

    Same house in 1995

    36,194

    60.2

    Different house in the U.S. in 1995

    23,027

    38.3

    Same county

    13,844

    23

    Different county

    9,183

    15.3

    Same state

    5,239

    8.7

    Different state

    3,944

    6.6

    Elsewhere in 1995

    857

    1.4

    NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH

     

     

    Total population

    64,452

    100

    Native

    61,804

    95.9

    Born in United States

    61,528

    95.5

    State of residence

    46,642

    72.4

    Different state

    14,886

    23.1

    Born outside United States

    276

    0.4

    Foreign born

    2,648

    4.1

    Entered 1990 to March 2000

    1,866

    2.9

    Naturalized citizen

    424

    0.7

    Not a citizen

    2,224

    3.5

    REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN

     

     

    Total (excluding born at sea)

    2,648

    100

    Europe

    136

    5.1

    Asia

    130

    4.9

    Africa

    10

    0.4

    Oceania

    8

    0.3

    Latin America

    2,349

    88.7

    Northern America

    15

    0.6

    LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME

     

     

    Population 5 years and over

    60,078

    100

    English only

    56,131

    93.4

    Language other than English

    3,947

    6.6

    Speak English less than 'very well

    2,537

    4.2

    Spanish

    3,319

    5.5

    Speak English less than "very well"

    2,398

    4

    Other Indo-European languages

    463

    0.8

    Speak English less than "very well"

    107

    0.2

    Asian and Pacific Island languages

    117

    0.2

    Speak English less than "very well"

    23

    0

    ANCESTRY (single or multiple)

     

     

    Total population

    64,452

    100

    Total ancestries reported

    45,409

    70.5

    Arab

    49

    0.1

    Czech1

    35

    0.1

    Danish

    17

    0

    Dutch

    658

    1

    English

    4,477

    6.9

    French (except Basque)1

    584

    0.9

    French Canadian1

    73

    0.1

    German

    2,837

    4.4

    Greek

    12

    0

    Hungarian

    24

    0

    Irish1

    5,685

    8.8

    Italian

    459

    0.7

    Lithuanian

    13

    0

    Norwegian

    116

    0.2

    Polish

    184

    0.3

    Portuguese

    1

    0

    Russian

    18

    0

    Scotch-Irish

    942

    1.5

    Scottish

    527

    0.8

    Slovak

    0

    0

    Subsaharan African

    17

    0

    Swedish

    118

    0.2

    Swiss

    42

    0.1

    Ukrainian

    24

    0

    United States or American

    17,531

    27.2

    Welsh

    208

    0.3

    West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)

    28

    0

    Other ancestries

    10,730

    16.6

    Source: US Census

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