DeKalb County is a county located in the state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 88,969. Its county seat is Sycamore, Illinois6. This county is part of Chicagoland.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,645 km² (635 mi²). 1,642 km² (634 mi²) of it is land and 2 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.13% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 88,969 people, 31,674 households, and 19,954 families residing in the county. The population density is 54/km² (140/mi²). There are 32,988 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (52/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 88.46% White, 4.59% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 2.35% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.74% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. 6.55% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 31,674 households out of which 32.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.90% are married couples living together, 8.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.00% are non-families. 25.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.11. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...
In the county the population is spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 22.00% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 17.40% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 28 years. For every 100 females there are 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $45,828, and the median income for a family is $58,194. Males have a median income of $41,111 versus $26,690 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,462. 11.40% of the population and 5.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.10% of those under the age of 18 and 4.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.