De Kalb is a very small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,057 people and two constituent neighborhoods, De Kalb is the 157th largest community in Mississippi.
When you are in De Kalb, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.82% of De Kalb’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, De Kalb is a town of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in De Kalb who work in maintenance occupations (8.70%), healthcare suport services (7.36%), and healthcare (7.02%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) De Kalb has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. De Kalb has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in De Kalb than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, De Kalb may be for you.
De Kalb is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in De Kalb who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.73% of the adults in De Kalb have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in De Kalb in 2010 was $16,839, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,356 for a family of four.
De Kalb is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call De Kalb home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of De Kalb residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in De Kalb include Irish, Scots-Irish, Northern European, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in De Kalb is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and African languages.