DeKalb County, Georgia

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DeKalb County (pronounced /dɨˈkæb/ "dee-KAB") is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. In 2000, the population of the county was 686,712. In 2009, its population was estimated to have risen to 747,274.[1] Its county seat is the city of Decatur.[2] It is bordered to the west by Fulton County and contains roughly 10% of the City of Atlanta (The other 90% lies in Fulton County).

DeKalb County is included in the five-county core of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia, metropolitan statistical area. It is the Third-most-populated county in the Atlanta area and the state, just behind Gwinnett County and is the most diverse county in Georgia. DeKalb is primarily a suburban county, and is the second-most-affluent county with an African-American majority in the United States, behind Prince George's County, Maryland in suburban Washington D.C..

In 2009, DeKalb earned the Atlanta Regional Commission's "Green Communities" designation for its efforts in conserving energy, water and fuel; investing in renewable energy; reducing waste; and protecting and restoring natural resources.


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