De Kalb, MS


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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.

De Kalb is a blue-collar town, with 38.10% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, De Kalb is a town of service providers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in De Kalb who work in healthcare (9.79%), healthcare suport services (8.99%), and office and administrative support (8.73%).

As is often the case in a small town, De Kalb doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in De Kalb with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.43% of adults in De Kalb have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in De Kalb in 2010 was $15,497, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $61,988 for a family of four. De Kalb also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.55% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, Northern European, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in De Kalb is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and African languages.

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