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Derma, Mississippi
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Location of Derma, Mississippi
Location of Derma, Mississippi
Derma, Mississippi is located in the United States
Derma, Mississippi
Derma, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Calhoun
Area
 • Total 1.77 sq mi (4.59 km2)
 • Land 1.77 sq mi (4.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
292 ft (89 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,025
 • Estimate 
(2019)
974
 • Density 549.97/sq mi (212.35/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38839
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-18940
GNIS feature ID 0669237

Derma is a town in Calhoun County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,025 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Derma is located in south-central Calhoun County at 33°51′24″N 89°17′11″W / 33.85667°N 89.28639°W / 33.85667; -89.28639 (33.856531, -89.286384). It is bordered to the west by Calhoun City. Mississippi Highway 8 runs through the center of town, leading west into Calhoun City and east 6 miles (10 km) to Vardaman.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2), all land. The Yalobusha River, a tributary of the Yazoo River, passes about one mile south of the town.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 383
1920 317 −17.2%
1930 456 43.8%
1940 477 4.6%
1950 494 3.6%
1960 578 17.0%
1970 660 14.2%
1980 793 20.2%
1990 959 20.9%
2000 1,023 6.7%
2010 1,025 0.2%
2019 (est.) 974 −5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Derma Racial Composition
Race Num. Perc.
White 313 32.71%
Black or African American 560 58.52%
Native American 4 0.42%
Other/Mixed 29 3.03%
Hispanic or Latino 51 5.33%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 957 people, 465 households, and 297 families residing in the town.

Education

Derma is served by the Calhoun County School District.

Notable natives

  • Glenn Hardin, Olympic gold medalist

See also

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