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Welcome to De Kalb ...

The town of De Kalb is located in Kemper County<1> and is the County Seat for Kemper County.

The location of De Kalb has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, De Kalb has a population of 1,007 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of De Kalb.

De Kalb is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: De Kalb lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

De Kalb is within the boundaries of the (601) area code.

The ZIP code for De Kalb: 39328<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, De Kalb had an population of 1,007 people. This is a decrease of 13.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, De Kalb had a population of 1,164 people (which is 11.13% of the total population of Kemper County). This makes De Kalb the county's most populous community.

The population of De Kalb represents 0.04% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 145th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,164 people, the population of De Kalb increased 19.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 972 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for De Kalb.

Adding De Kalb to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of De Kalb in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of De Kalb elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for De Kalb on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named De Kalb ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named De Kalb - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for De Kalb.

Communities near De Kalb ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near De Kalb.

  • Scooba [Kemper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scooba
    • Scooba [Kemper County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of De Kalb
    • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scooba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scooba
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scooba<7>
  • Shuqualak [Noxubee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shuqualak
    • Shuqualak [Noxubee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of De Kalb
    • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shuqualak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shuqualak
  • Lynville [Kemper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynville
    • Lynville [Kemper County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of De Kalb
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynville
  • Electric Mills [Kemper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electric Mills
    • Electric Mills [Kemper County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of De Kalb
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Electric Mills
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Daleville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of De Kalb
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
    • Bogue Chitto [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogue Chitto
      • Bogue Chitto [Neshoba County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of De Kalb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogue Chitto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogue Chitto
    • Martin [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Lauderdale County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of De Kalb
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Emelle [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emelle
      • Emelle [Sumter County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the east of De Kalb
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emelle
    • Sledge [Sumter County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Sumter County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the east of De Kalb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Geiger [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geiger
      • Geiger [Sumter County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the east of De Kalb
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geiger

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around De Kalb. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for De Kalb.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of De Kalb. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around De Kalb.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around De Kalb. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for De Kalb.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for De Kalb ...

Looking for more information about De Kalb? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for De Kalb, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for De Kalb.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for De Kalb. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Kemper, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for De Kalb.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around De Kalb - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as De Kalb). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether De Kalb or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- De Kalb) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for De Kalb. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from De Kalb

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Kalb. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7706, Longitude: -88.6560       In this case, the coordinates for De Kalb have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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