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The Town of De Kalb had a population of 1,173 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for De Kalb is located at latitude 32.7731 and longitude -88.6561 in Kemper County. The formal boundaries for the Town of De Kalb (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Kemper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 463 feet.

The Town of De Kalb (GNIS ID: 2406362) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of De Kalb is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kemper County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with De Kalb population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for De Kalb: DeKalb.

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De Kalb, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,173
Daytime Population: Workers 1,814
Daytime Population: Residents 928
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,742
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.34
Population in Households 828
Population in Familes 663
Population in Group Qrtrs 345
Population Density2 354
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $18,326
Average Household Income $33,200
Per Capita Income $14,606


Total Housing Units 528 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 268 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $61,979
Average Home Value $76,481


Total Households 440
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 269
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.11% -0.43%
Households -0.25% -0.64%
Families -0.75% -0.83%
Median Household Income   -0.81%
Per Capita Income   0.78%

De Kalb, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares De Kalb to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 182 50th
Population Density # 236 35th
Diversity Index # 223 39th
Median Household Income # 354 2nd
Per Capita Income # 309 15th

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