Community Profile

DeKalb Park
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  1. The City of DeKalb is located 60 miles west of Chicago, 29 miles northwest of Aurora and 40

  2. miles southeast of Rockford. DeKalb offers ready access to the I-88 and I-39 tollways. The
    historic Lincoln Highway (Illinois Route 38) travels through the heart of DeKalb’s downtown.

  3. The City of DeKalb is an urban community with a vital industrial and commercial base within a
    rural setting. DeKalb’s diverse neighborhoods offer a variety of housing options to residents of
    different economic, ethnic, and lifestyle backgrounds. Its highly educated workforce finds
    plentiful opportunity for fulfilling work. The community offers a high quality of life with
    excellent city services, easy mobility around the community, and access to cultural , sports, and
    educational activities.

  4. The City of DeKalb operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The day to day
    operations of the City are managed by the City Manager, whose main goal is to ensure effective
    implementation of City Council policies through efficient professional management of all
    aspects of City government. The manager is hired by the City council, which consists of the
    Mayor at large and 7 aldermen elected on a ward basis. The council sets policy for the City,
    adopts ordinances and resolutions, approves the annual budget.
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Demographic Snapshot

Percent Male: 48.2%
Percent Female: 51.8%
Median Resident Age: 24.1 years
Median Household Income: $37, 329
Per Capita Income: $19,278
Median gross rent: $816
Land area: 12.6 square miles.
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  1. History of DeKalb

  2. City Census

    Click to see the Quick Facts for the City of DeKalb.

  3. City Data

    Click to see general information about the City of DeKalb including basic demographic data, a map of the area, and a photo gallery.

  4. DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

    Click to visit the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.

  5. Municpal Code