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De Kalb, Mississippi
Nickname(s): 
Dynamite City of the South
Location of De Kalb, Mississippi
Location of De Kalb, Mississippi
De Kalb, Mississippi is located in the United States
De Kalb, Mississippi
De Kalb, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Kemper
Area
 • Total 3.33 sq mi (8.61 km2)
 • Land 3.32 sq mi (8.60 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
466 ft (142 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,164
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,007
 • Density 303.40/sq mi (117.16/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39328
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-18340
GNIS feature ID 0669159

De Kalb is a town in and the county seat of Kemper County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,164 at the 2010 census. De Kalb is named after General Johann de Kalb, a Franconian-French military officer who served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

De Kalb is the home of former Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi Eddie Briggs.

Geography

De Kalb is located at 32°46′11″N 88°39′1″W / 32.76972°N 88.65028°W / 32.76972; -88.65028 (32.769751, -88.650407).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), of which 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) is land and 0.30% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 554
1930 888 60.3%
1940 866 −2.5%
1950 953 10.0%
1960 880 −7.7%
1970 1,072 21.8%
1980 1,159 8.1%
1990 1,073 −7.4%
2000 972 −9.4%
2010 1,164 19.8%
2019 (est.) 1,007 −13.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

De Kalb Racial Composition
Race Num. Perc.
White 225 25.66%
Black or African American 631 71.95%
Native American 1 0.11%
Pacific Islander 1 0.11%
Other/Mixed 13 1.48%
Hispanic or Latino 6 0.68%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 877 people, 480 households, and 292 families residing in the town.

Education

De Kalb is served by the Kemper County School District.

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