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DeKalb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missourimarker. As of 2000, the population is 11,597. The county was organized in 1845 and is named after the American Revolutionary War general Johann de Kalb. The county along with Buchananmarker and Andrewmarker counties in Missouri and Doniphan County, Kansas, is included in the St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 122,306 in 2006.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 426 square miles (1,103 km²), of which, 424 square miles (1,099 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.37%) is water.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 11,597 people, 3,528 households, and 2,473 families residing in the county. The population density was 27 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 3,839 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.09% White, 8.86% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Rim Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,528 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 9.60% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.70% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 36.30% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 152.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 168.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,654, and the median income for a family was $37,329. Males had a median income of $28,434 versus $20,207 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,687. About 7.20% of families and 10.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.80% of those under age 18 and 75.20% of those age 65 or over.

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