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About Our Community

DeKalb County has small communities, which allows residents to enjoy relatively lower costs of living and lower crime rates. However, county residents do not have to sacrifice cultural and entertainment opportunities to enjoy the benefits of small town living. DeKalb County’s larger cities – Fort Payne and Rainsville – have national retailers, restaurants, theaters (both performing arts and movies), and an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. Fort Payne, the county seat, is located about an hour from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Community Profiles

CommunityPopulationInformation
Dekalb County 73,275 Community Demographics Page
Collinsville
  2,024
Crossville   1,894
Fort Payne 14,105 Community Demographics Page
Fyffe   1,052 Community Demographics Page
Geraldine      934 Community Demographics Page
Hammondville      491 Community Demographics Page
Henagar   2,289 Community Demographics Page
Ider      754 Community Demographics Page
Lakeview      148 Community Demographics Page
Mentone      378 Community Demographics Page
Pine Ridge      279 Community Demographics Page
Powell      938 Community Demographics Page
Rainsville   5,158 Community Demographics Page
Shiloh      284 Community Demographics Page
Sylvania   1,946 Community Demographics Page
Valley Head      551 Community Demographics Page


 Source: TVA ESRI 2021

Housing

To find available housing and land in DeKalb County, visit www.dekalbcountyrealtors.com.

DeKalb County Housing Stats:

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DeKalb County Housing Summary (pdf document)

Source: ESRI 2021

 

Crime Rates

City Violent Crime Murder Forcible Rape Robbery Property Crime
 Collinsville  4  0  0  0  32
 Crossville  0  0  0  0  13
 Fort Payne  35  1  2  9  23
 Fyffe  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
 Geraldine  4  0  0  0  35
 Hammondville  0  0  0  0  4
 Henagar  4  0  0  0  31
 Ider  0  0  0  0  14
 Lakeview  2  0  0  0  69
 Mentone  0  0  0  0  1
 Pine Ridge  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
 Powell  1  0  0  0  21
 Rainsville  13  2  2  0  131
 Shiloh  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
 Sylvania  0  0  0  0  16
 Valley Head  1  0  0  0  19

Source: US Federal Bureau of Investigation: Uniform Crime Reporting

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CONTACT US

2414 Airport Road West Fort Payne, AL. 35968-3316 | P.O. Box 680941 Fort Payne, AL 35968

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