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Dekalb has the 697th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Dekalb is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Dekalb is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Dekalb is $162,200, which is below the national average. 35% of workers in Dekalb hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Dekalb. 77% of Dekalb workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Dekalb spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.