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ABOUT US | NEWS ROOM | LIVING IN DEKALB | DOING BUSINESS WITH DEKALB | VISITING DEKALB
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  DeKalb at a Glance
Visiting DeKalb County
 
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Fast Facts About DeKalb County
  • Population over 739,956 (as of July 2008 – U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Founded in 1822 and named in honor of Johann Baron de Kolb
  • County Seat – Decatur
  • Georgia’s most culturally diverse county with over 64 spoken languages
  • Over 100 hotels and over 12,000 rooms
  • Home to the nation’s second most affluent African American population
  • Home to Stone Mountain Park, the world’s largest granite outcropping and the world’s largest  relief carving
  • A portion of Atlanta is located in DeKalb County
  • DeKalb County cities include: Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake and Stone Mountain
  • Much of the Battle of Atlanta during the Civil War took place in DeKalb County
  • Home to the world’s largest dinosaur replicas-the Argentinasaurus and the Gigantosaurus are on prominent display at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History
  • Home to the world’s largest indoor farmers market, Your DeKalb Farmers Market, which sells spices, seafood, vegetables, sauces, fruit, teas, coffees and more from every part of the world
  • Average Household Income - $70,087
  • County's Top Employers - Emory University, DeKalb County School System, DeKalb County Government, Internal Revenue Service (Chamblee), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and BellSouth.
 
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