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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Dekalb County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 13,946

Renter-occupied housing units : 2,907

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 868

Renter-occupied housing units : 773

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,519

Renter-occupied housing units : 2,670

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 5,765

Renter-occupied housing units : 8,991


(updated 2013)



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

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 2,574

Householder 35 to 44 years : 3,347

Householder 45 to 54 years : 4,398

Householder 55 to 59 years : 1,785

Householder 60 to 64 years : 1,313

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,191

Householder 75 years and over : 476

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 229

Householder 35 to 44 years : 363

Householder 45 to 54 years : 986

Householder 55 to 59 years : 698

Householder 60 to 64 years : 959

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,752

Householder 75 years and over : 2,027


(updated 2013)



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

Less than 10.0 percent : 281

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 811

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 1,832

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 1,634

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 1,607

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 1,491

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 758

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 1,038

50.0 percent or more : 5,431

Not computed : 458


(updated 2013)



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

Built 2010 or later : $157,900

Built 2000 to 2009 : $180,700

Built 1990 to 1999 : $195,400

Built 1980 to 1989 : $200,100

Built 1970 to 1979 : $148,100

Built 1960 to 1969 : $161,200

Built 1950 to 1959 : $136,500

Built 1940 to 1949 : $133,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $147,500


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Dekalb County, Illinois: 61.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Dekalb County, Illinois

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

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 310 310 $40,606,100
  Two Family 2 4 $415,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 13 98 $4,924,000
  Total

325 412 $45,945,100
2000        
  Single Family 317 317 $45,467,255
  Two Family 43 86 $5,641,961
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $187,056
  Five or More Family 18 167 $8,551,000
  Total

379 574 $59,847,272
2001        
  Single Family 396 396 $50,733,927
  Two Family 14 28 $2,163,000
  Three and Four Family 14 56 $3,121,616
  Five or More Family 16 198 $11,178,500
  Total

440 678 $67,197,043
2002        
  Single Family 557 557 $71,743,801
  Two Family 3 6 $522,000
  Three and Four Family 3 11 $788,500
  Five or More Family 7 59 $2,567,000
  Total

570 633 $75,621,301
2003        
  Single Family 668 668 $93,772,640
  Two Family 3 6 $703,000
  Three and Four Family 4 15 $1,136,850
  Five or More Family 3 24 $1,165,000
  Total

678 713 $96,777,490
2004        
  Single Family 496 496 $83,815,609
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 17 68 $4,426,729
  Five or More Family 2 14 $940,000
  Total

515 578 $89,182,338
2005        
  Single Family 1,059 1,059 $176,749,943
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 30 118 $8,551,500
  Five or More Family 25 191 $9,299,000
  Total

1,114 1,368 $194,600,443
2006        
  Single Family 499 499 $93,383,081
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 12 48 $3,284,465
  Five or More Family 12 99 $5,067,000
  Total

523 646 $101,734,546


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (DeKalb County, IL): $45,828
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (DeKalb County): $133,900
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Dekalb County, Illinois

Utility Gas: 73.1%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 6.4%
Electricity: 17.9%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 2.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.2%
Solar Energy: 0.1%
Other Fuel: 0.3%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Dekalb County, Illinois

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 1.83%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 8.48%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 87.58%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 2.11%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (DeKalb County): $577
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (DeKalb County): $826


(updated 2010)



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