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Population in 2012: 1,667 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.8%
 

Males: 894  (53.7%)
Females: 773  (46.3%)

Median resident age:  41.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 75559.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,685 (it was $23,713 in 2000)
De Kalb:

$28,685
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,424

De Kalb city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,180 (it was $38,100 in 2000)
De Kalb:

$74,180
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,335; Detached houses: $77,430; Mobile homes: $35,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $558.

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  • White alone - 1,254 (52.2%)
  • Black alone - 807 (33.6%)
  • Hispanic - 230 (9.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 60 (2.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 23 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in De Kalb: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (9.7%), Irish (8.6%), German (8.3%), English (5.6%), French (1.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 408 feet

Land area: 1.31 square miles.

Population density: 1,271 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in De Kalb:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in De Kalb city:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

42 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in De Kalb, Texas as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in De Kalb to the number of sex offenders is 93 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $950 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $959 (1.2%)

De Kalb satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Longview, TX (69.5 miles , pop. 73,344).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (87.1 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (134.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Avery, TX (3.2 miles ), New Boston, TX (3.5 miles ), Dalby Springs-Simms, TX (3.5 miles) , Annona, TX (4.2 miles ), Foreman, AR (4.4 miles ), Hooks, TX (4.4 miles ), Southeast McCurtain, OK (4.4 miles) , Maud, TX (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 33.51 N, Longitude: 94.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 903

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Crime rates in De Kalb by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 011000000000
per 100,000 0.054.154.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.055.50.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000001210103
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.054.3111.455.50.054.30.0175.6
Assaults 2014377548127
per 100,000 110.60.054.6220.9164.7380.2390.0277.5221.7434.3691.6409.8
Burglaries 21121418625433424322812
per 100,000 1160.9649.4765.0993.9329.31358.02395.51886.81330.41737.21613.8702.6
Thefts 2711127829453120223039
per 100,000 1492.5595.2655.7386.5439.11575.22507.01720.31108.61194.41729.12283.4
Auto thefts 110000213053
per 100,000 55.354.10.00.00.00.0111.455.5166.30.0288.2175.6
Arson 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 174.3189.3208.2134.576.6260.6404.2335.0203.1283.7357.6301.1

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Crime rate in De Kalb detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.93
Texas average:

1.95

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -286 (-13.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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Tornado activity:

De Kalb-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 191% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the De Kalb city center killed one person and injured 5 people.

On 4/2/1982, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.1 miles away from the city center injured 29 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

De Kalb-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from De Kalb center
On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from De Kalb center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bowie County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Fires: 4, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in De Kalb:

  • PREMIER HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, 13431 US HWY 82)
  • SUNNY ACRES OF DEKALB (Nursing Home, 12520 FM 1840)

Other hospitals/medical centers near De Kalb:

  • NEW BOSTON HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NEW BOSTON, TX)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF NEW B (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NEW BOSTON, TX)
  • NEW BOSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; NEW BOSTON, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in De Kalb, TX

Local government website: www.cityofdekalb.com

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

  • Texarkana College (about 32 miles; Texarkana, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,250)
  • Paris Junior College (about 54 miles; Paris, TX; FT enrollment: 2,649)
  • LeTourneau University (about 73 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 3,187)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 77 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • Kilgore College (about 80 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 2,977)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 82 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 88 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 3,177)

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Notable location: Dekalb Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in De Kalb include: First Baptist Church (A), United Church of God in Christ (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Bowie 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 2012: 31.1%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.6% for Black residents, 67.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 46.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in De Kalb, TX

72 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
90 people in nursing homes in 2000

De Kalb compared to Texas state average:

De Kalb, Texas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in De Kalb (2011 data):

  • State Bank of De Kalb: State Bank Of De Kalb at 102 S.W. Runnels Street, branch established on 1937/02/19. Info updated 2008/01/23: Bank assets: $120.5 mil, Deposits: $102.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


De Kalb travel time to work - commute


De Kalb mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for De Kalb city (based on Bowie County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.63%
Here61.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationChurches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents53.9%11.6%6.0%5.3%5.2%
Congregations32.9%13.4%9.4%12.1%2.0%
NameJewishAssemblies of GodBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.9%2.7%2.5%1.7%8.2%
Congregations0.7%5.4%2.0%2.0%20.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Bowie County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Bowie County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Here:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bowie County:

9.5%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Bowie County:

29.6%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
Texas:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$217
Firefighters 0$0 1$204
Police Protection - Officers 6$10,663$21,3260$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,636$19,6321$697
Financial Administration 1$2,001$24,0121$868
Sewerage 4$6,682$20,0460$0
Water Supply 3$4,488$17,9520$0
Totals for Government 15$25,470$20,3764$1,986


7.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,057 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($446 average AGI)
Bowie County:

0.09%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Miller County, AR  2.22% ($25,683 average AGI)
from Cass County, TX  0.47% ($26,261)
from Dallas County, TX  0.24% ($34,851)


7.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($344 average AGI)
Bowie County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Miller County, AR  1.94% ($27,763 average AGI)
to Cass County, TX  0.40% ($28,350)
to Dallas County, TX  0.31% ($26,989)

Strongest AM radio stations in De Kalb:

  • KNBO (1530 AM; daytime; 3 kW; NEW BOSTON, TX; Owner: BOWIE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KTFS (940 AM; 3 kW; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: ARKLATEX, LLC)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCMC (740 AM; 1 kW; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: ARKLATEX, LLC)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in De Kalb:

  • KZRB (103.5 FM; NEW BOSTON, TX; Owner: B & H BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KEWL-FM (95.1 FM; NEW BOSTON, TX; Owner: PETRACOM OF TEXARKANA, L.L.C.)
  • KMJI (93.3 FM; ASHDOWN, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPLT-FM (107.7 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPWW (95.9 FM; HOOKS, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFYX (107.1 FM; TEXARKANA, AR; Owner: ARKLATEX, LLC)
  • KTOY (104.7 FM; TEXARKANA, AR; Owner: JO-AL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTXK (91.5 FM; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: TEXARKANA COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KGAP (98.5 FM; CLARKSVILLE, TX; Owner: PETRACOM OF TEXARKANA, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around De Kalb:

  • KTAL-TV (Channel 6; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • K63BA (Channel 63; IDABEL, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K28DJ (Channel 28; BROKEN BOW, OK; Owner: TRUSTEES OF J.B.CALLAHAM R.T.)

De Kalb fatal accident list:

Apr 28, 2005 10:48 PM, Us-82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 23, 2003 02:38 AM, Fm1701, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 21, 1995 00:20 AM, 82, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 15, 1984 07:35 PM, Fm992, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 29, 1982 05:50 AM, 82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • On Hwy 251 1 Mi S Of Int With Fm 992 (Lat: 33.463722 Lon: -94.643250), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WNWS259, Licensee ID: L00371675
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/06/2001, Expiration Date: 07/03/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/03/2011
    Registrant: Central Bowie County Water Supply Corporation, New Boston, TX 75570, Phone: (903) 628-5601
  • 111 Nw Oak St (Lat: 33.503722 Lon: -94.607694), Type: Pole, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WPCN241
    Assigned Frequencies: 854.837 MHz, 854.862 MHz, 854.887 MHz, 855.012 MHz, 855.037 MHz, 855.062 MHz, 855.112 MHz, 855.137 MHz, 855.187 MHz, 855.262 MHz... (+30 more)
    Grant Date: 09/27/2005, Expiration Date: 10/18/2015, Certifier: Roy W Paxson
    Registrant: Aepsc, 1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-5874, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in De Kalb)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in De Kalb)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2000
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$17,160
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0116.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 139
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - De Kalb


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for De Kalb, TX

Most common first names in De Kalb, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8473.0 years
William7374.7 years
Mary5881.3 years
John4872.8 years
Willie3777.4 years
Robert3168.1 years
George3178.3 years
Charles2774.3 years
Thomas2075.3 years
Henry2078.4 years
Most common last names in De Kalb, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams4279.4 years
Smith4075.5 years
Davis3274.4 years
Tidwell3081.1 years
Hawkins2473.2 years
Johnson2475.3 years
Martin2479.4 years
Roberts2374.9 years
Proctor2179.3 years
Clark2178.7 years

Businesses in De Kalb, TX

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • SONIC Drive-In: 1

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