De Kalb, Mississippi

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Population in 2014: 1,095 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.7%
Males: 520  (47.5%)
Females: 575  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  31.9 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 39328.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $20,755 (it was $21,000 in 2000)
De Kalb:

$20,755
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,454 (it was $11,171 in 2000)

De Kalb town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $44,700 (it was $50,200 in 2000)
De Kalb:

$44,700
MS:

$97,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $53,459; Detached houses: $63,935; Mobile homes: $15,547

Median gross rent in 2013: $645.

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  • Races in De Kalb, MS (2010)

    De Kalb races chart
    • 77366.4%Black alone
    • 37232.0%White alone
    • 110.9%Hispanic
    • 80.7%Two or more races

Races in De Kalb detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in De Kalb: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (10.0%), Irish (4.7%), United States (4.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%), French (1.6%), Norwegian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 464 feet

Land area: 3.31 square miles.

Population density: 331 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in De Kalb:

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in De Kalb town:

  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 35.0%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 15.0%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.2%
Mississippi:

1.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $605 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $258 (0.7%)

De Kalb satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (71.4 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (118.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (449.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Scooba, MS (3.3 miles ), Shuqualak, MS (3.9 miles ), Meridian Station, MS (3.9 miles ), Bogue Chitto, MS (4.0 miles ), Lauderdale, MS (4.4 miles ), Emelle, AL (4.4 miles) , Geiger, AL (4.6 miles) , Collinsville, MS (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 32.77 N, Longitude: 88.65 W

Area code: 601

De Kalb household income distribution De Kalb home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.88
Mississippi average:

2.20
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.2%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -99 (-9.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (51%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (37%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in De Kalb: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in De Kalb, Mississippi

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Tornado activity:

De Kalb-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the De Kalb town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1976, a category F4 tornado 23.5 miles away from the town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

De Kalb-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 139.7 miles away from De Kalb center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 220.3 miles away from De Kalb center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 210.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kemper County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
De Kalb topographic map

Birthplace of: Bud Brown (American football) - Former National Football League safety, Louis Westerfield - Activist and lawyer.

Hospitals and medical centers in De Kalb:

  • JOHN C STENNIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 14365 HIGHWAY 16 WEST)
  • KEMPER HOMEPLACE NURSING FACIL (HIGHWAY 16 & 39 NORTH DRIVE/P.O. BOX 246)
  • MS CARE CENTER OF DEKALB (220 WILLOW AVENUE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to De Kalb:

  • East Mississippi Community College (about 11 miles; Scooba, MS; Full-time enrollment: 5,180)
  • Meridian Community College (about 29 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • University of West Alabama (about 30 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • East Central Community College (about 36 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • Mississippi State University (about 49 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 52 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 68 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)

Public high schools in De Kalb:

Public elementary/middle school in De Kalb:

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Notable locations in De Kalb: Kemper County Courthouse (A), De Kalb Public Library (B), De Kalb Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in De Kalb: De Kalb Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: DeKalb Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Sciple Edward (Historical Places & Services; Sciples Mill Road).

Courts: Kemper County - Dekalb- Justice Court Clerk- Justice Court Judge (Main Street), Kemper County - Dekalb- Justice Court Judges (Main Street).

Kemper County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 40.9%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.3% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.4%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
60 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
81 people in nursing homes in 2000
7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in De Kalb (2011 data):

  • The Commercial Bank: at 175 Hopper Avenue, branch established on 1914/12/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $134.1 mil, Deposits: $107.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial Capital Corporation
  • The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, Mississippi: De Kalb Branch at Bell Street And Main Avenue, branch established on 1990/08/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $853.7 mil, Deposits: $573.8 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, MS, positive income, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Mississippi average:

12.3

De Kalb travel time to work - commute De Kalb mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for De Kalb town (based on Kemper County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,10425
Evangelical Protestant1,76924
Other-1
None6,583-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Kemper County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Kemper County:

6.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

15.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kemper County:

37.2%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.3%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
De Kalb:

44.3%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
De Kalb:

29.9
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
De Kalb:

19.0%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
De Kalb:

11.6%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
De Kalb:

34.8%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
De Kalb:

53.5%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.4%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of De Kalb, MS Residents

De Kalb government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $186,000 ($169.86)
    Water Utilities: $156,000 ($142.47)
    Sewerage: $156,000 ($142.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $127,000 ($115.98)
    Financial Administration: $81,000 ($73.97)
    Central Staff Services: $39,000 ($35.62)
    Housing and Community Development: $35,000 ($31.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $33,000 ($30.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($18.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($7.31)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($5.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $388,000 ($354.34)

De Kalb government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($39.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $35,000 ($31.96)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($6.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $296,000 ($270.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $230,000 ($210.05)
  • Tax - Property: $130,000 ($118.72)
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000 ($34.70)
    Amusements License: $3,000 ($2.74)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,000 ($0.91)

De Kalb government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $763,000 ($696.80)

4.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,361 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lauderdale County, MS  1.30% ($23,700 average AGI)
from Neshoba County, MS  0.45% ($32,857)
from Noxubee County, MS  0.32% ($53,100)


6.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lauderdale County, MS  2.38% ($28,973 average AGI)
to Neshoba County, MS  0.82% ($36,577)

Strongest AM radio stations in De Kalb:

  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMER (1390 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MICHAEL H. GLASS)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WNBN (1290 AM; 3 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: FRANK RACKLEY, JR.)

Strongest FM radio stations in De Kalb:

  • WJXM (105.7 FM; DE KALB, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W217AQ (91.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMMZ (102.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYYW (95.1 FM; MARION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMSO (97.9 FM; NEWTON, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMLV (106.9 FM; STONEWALL, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • W213AV (90.5 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WZKS (104.1 FM; UNION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWSL (102.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, MS; Owner: H & G C, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around De Kalb:

  • W50BQ (Channel 50; MERIDIAN, ETC., MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • De Kalb, Mississippi
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:0
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Mississippi average
  • Fatal accident count93
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents140
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons18
  • Fatalities102
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents238
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents10
See more detailed statistics of De Kalb fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 2,300Total average daily traffic
  • 46Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,450Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in De Kalb)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 8.1 Mi S (Lat: 32.640139 Lon: -88.661722), Call Sign: KBN780
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.6600 MHzGrant Date: 08/11/2015, Expiration Date: 08/17/2025, Certifier: Kathi ClemonsRegistrant: El Paso - Tennessee Gas Pipeline, 569 Brookwood Village, Suite 501, Birmingham, AL 35209, Phone: (205) 325-3513, Fax: (205) 325-3730, Email:
  • 8.1 Mi S (Lat: 32.640417 Lon: -88.661167), Type: Pole, Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: WPDI696
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.625 MHzGrant Date: 08/19/2003, Expiration Date: 10/06/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/16/2010, Certifier: R C NationRegistrant: El Paso - Tennessee Gas Pipeline, 569 Brookwood Village, Suite 501, Birmingham, AL 35209, Phone: (205) 325-3513, Fax: (205) 325-3730, Email:
  • 2 Mi Sse (Lat: 32.743194 Lon: -88.635889), Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: KVO459, Licensee ID: L00008228
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.300 MHz, 451.300 MHzGrant Date: 03/23/2000, Expiration Date: 04/18/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2002Registrant: Bellsouth Telecommunications Inc, 22j64 Bsc 675 W Peachtree St, Ne, Atlanta, GA 30375, Phone: (601) 557-1813

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC5JLX, Licensee ID: L00902202, Grant Date: 08/06/2004, Expiration Date: 09/09/2014, Certifier: William A Pilgrim, Registrant: William A Pilgrim, Rt 2 Box 1391, De Kalb, MS 39328
  • Call Sign: KM5DT, Previous Call Sign: KE4UAQ, Licensee ID: L00740008, Grant Date: 09/26/1996, Expiration Date: 12/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2003, Registrant: Bengimen P Burnett Jr, Rt 3 Box 143a, De Kalb, MS 39328
  • Call Sign: W4TV, Grant Date: 12/22/1994, Expiration Date: 12/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2003, Registrant: William M Rowe Jr, Rt 4 Box 33, De Kalb, MS 39328
  • Call Sign: KF5ECA, Licensee ID: L01532238, Grant Date: 11/24/2009, Expiration Date: 11/24/2019, Certifier: Robert P Blalock, Registrant: Robert P Blalock, 845 Liberty 495 Rd, De Kalb, MS 39328
  • Call Sign: KF5JAS, Licensee ID: L01604617, Grant Date: 11/23/2010, Expiration Date: 11/23/2020, Certifier: Ray R Riggs, Registrant: Ray R Riggs, 1111 Smith Gallaway Rd, De Kalb, MS 39328

Most common first names in De Kalb, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5772.4 years
John5275.8 years
Willie4473.3 years
Mary3682.4 years
William3277.2 years
George2977.3 years
Annie2883.0 years
Robert2074.4 years
Henry1874.8 years
Thomas1676.6 years
Most common last names in De Kalb, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rush4774.3 years
Clark3679.1 years
Smith3279.2 years
Cole3174.2 years
Wilson2778.7 years
Grady2676.7 years
Adams2369.6 years
Scott1981.1 years
Johnson1975.0 years
Jones1876.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (3%)

Businesses in De Kalb, MS

  • Chevrolet: 1

De Kalb compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
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