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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Dekalb County, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 12,012

Renter-occupied housing units : 2,297

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 768

Renter-occupied housing units : 325

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,128

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,050

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 4,402

Renter-occupied housing units : 2,325


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Dekalb County, Alabama)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,233

Householder 35 to 44 years : 2,180

Householder 45 to 54 years : 2,528

Householder 55 to 59 years : 993

Householder 60 to 64 years : 1,143

Householder 65 to 74 years : 820

Householder 75 years and over : 363

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 294

Householder 35 to 44 years : 771

Householder 45 to 54 years : 1,919

Householder 55 to 59 years : 953

Householder 60 to 64 years : 1,324

Householder 65 to 74 years : 2,155

Householder 75 years and over : 1,634


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Dekalb County, Alabama)

Less than 10.0 percent : 364

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 722

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 660

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 612

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 522

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 473

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 190

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 240

50.0 percent or more : 564

Not computed : 1,650


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Dekalb County, Alabama)

Built 2010 or later : $224,000

Built 2000 to 2009 : $134,500

Built 1990 to 1999 : $93,600

Built 1980 to 1989 : $99,700

Built 1970 to 1979 : $91,700

Built 1960 to 1969 : $103,700

Built 1950 to 1959 : $85,800

Built 1940 to 1949 : $86,600

Built 1939 or earlier : $121,400


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Dekalb County, Alabama: 72.1%

Percentage of Family Households in Alabama: 67.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Dekalb County, Alabama

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 36 36 $3,656,250
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

36 36 $3,656,250
2000        
  Single Family 57 57 $6,643,560
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 5 20 $946,480
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

62 77 $7,590,040
2001        
  Single Family 52 52 $5,463,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

52 52 $5,463,000
2002        
  Single Family 61 61 $5,786,676
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

61 61 $5,786,676
2003        
  Single Family 54 54 $5,868,684
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

54 54 $5,868,684
2004        
  Single Family 78 78 $8,628,444
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

78 78 $8,628,444
2005        
  Single Family 79 79 $9,874,449
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

79 79 $9,874,449
2006        
  Single Family 59 59 $7,592,956
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 5 40 $1,540,987
  Total

64 99 $9,133,943


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (DeKalb County, AL): $30,137
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alabama): $34,135


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (DeKalb County): $61,700
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alabama): $76,700


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Dekalb County, Alabama

Utility Gas: 12.4%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 42.5%
Electricity: 40.1%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 1.8%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 2.7%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.4%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Dekalb County, Alabama

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 26.09%
  • Juvenile facilities : 0.51%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 53.96%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 19.44%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (DeKalb County): $370
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alabama): $447
Fair Market Rent in (DeKalb County): $0


(updated 2010)



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