These statics help represent what it’s like living in DeKalb County.

Number of Households


Median Property Value


Average Property Taxes


Cost of Living

DeKalb County is less expensive to live in than many other counties in Alabama, and is well under the national average. Cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100.

Itemized Expense Average

  • Overall
  • Groceries
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Miscellaneous

At a Glance

Highest Paid Employment Fields, DeKalb County

Based on Cost of Living data as of December 2016.


Property Values & Ownership

In 2015, the median property value in DeKalb County, AL grew to $98,500 from the previous year’s value of $95,300. The largest share of households have a property value in the $100k-$125k range.

The majority of all residences in DeKalb County are owner occupied.

Renting & Owning in DeKalb County

Median Property Values, 2015

Most Specialized Employment, DeKalb County

Rent vs. Own Shares

Based on United Census Bureau, taken from their 2015 ACS Surveys & Data USA.

DeKalb Tourism Website Travel Guide 2019

Your Appalachian Adventure Awaits!


Lookout Mountain is Where Your Appalachian Adventure Begins. Sign up now for access to our Visitor's Guide, with everything you need to plan the perfect mountain getaway.


Sign-up Below:

You have Successfully Subscribed!