DeKalb, Illinois 

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Population

43,141

-1.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Median Income

$38,357

Median Home Price

$145,300

Best Places to Live in DeKalb, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in DeKalb, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

Local Listings in Dekalb
 $159,900 
136 Mattek Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1744 SqFt
 $179,500 
1518 Schifly Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1432 SqFt
 $249,900 
126 Quinlan Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2503 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


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QUICK FACTS

City: DeKalb
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in DeKalb is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. DeKalb jobs have increased by 2.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, DeKalb's cost of living is 15.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare DeKalb's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in DeKalb, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
DeKalb county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
DeKalb's population is 43,141 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in DeKalb is $145,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
DeKalb public schools spend $13,778 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in DeKalb. More Education


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Housing Market in DeKalb

It's a good time to buy in DeKalb. Home Appreciation is up 5.3% in the last 12 months. Browse DeKalb Real Estate

The median home price in DeKalb is $145,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for DeKalb   2 Reviews
Not as good as it seems - 9/6/2008
While I love the cheaper rents then in the closer suburbs (to Chicago), the lack of high paying jobs for anyone without high degrees (Masters or higher) is... Read More

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DeKalb: A semi-rural college community - 11/15/2007
As a 37 year resident of DeKalb - an escapee of the Chicago suburbs, I am pleased to write a bit about my hometown. Originally a college town in a farming community,... Read More


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NEW LISTINGS IN DEKALB
$159,900
136 Mattek Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$179,500
1518 Schifly Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$249,900
126 Quinlan Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$145,000
801 Woodlawn Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$214,900
1608 Mayflower Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$144,900
331 River Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$225,000
119 Windsor Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

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