DeKalb County

DeKalb County was designated in 1822 from parts of Henry, Gwinnett and Fayette counties. At one time it contained all of the City of Atlanta and much of what was to become Fulton County. In naming the county, its founders honored Baron Johann DeKalb who accompanied LaFayette and served in the Continental Army. He was captured and died in a British prison. Decatur, the county seat, is named for naval hero Stephen Decatur.

Contact Information

Address 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur GA 30030
Telephone 404.371.2761
Fax 404.371.2750

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census DeKalb County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 739956 (State Rank: 3)
Incorporated Millage Rage 8
Unincorporated Millage Rate 8
County Bond 1.94
School Maintenance/Operations 22.98
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 31.55
Total Unincorporated 32.92


County Officials