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The City of De Kalb had a population of 1,626 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for De Kalb is located at latitude 33.5074 and longitude -94.6165 in Bowie County. The formal boundaries for the City of De Kalb (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bowie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 410 feet.

The City of De Kalb (GNIS ID: 2410303) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of De Kalb is located within De Kalb Division of Bowie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with De Kalb population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for De Kalb: Dekalb.

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De Kalb, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,626
Daytime Population: Workers 629
Daytime Population: Residents 1,006
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,635
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 1,562
Population in Familes 1,245
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density2 1,188
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $36,970
Average Household Income $51,759
Per Capita Income $22,887


Total Housing Units 819 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 398 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 263 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $87,298
Average Home Value $113,409


Total Households 661
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 403
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.6% -0.37%
Households -0.75% -0.46%
Families -0.76% -0.6%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

De Kalb, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares De Kalb to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 800 54th
Population Density # 609 65th
Diversity Index # 682 61st
Median Household Income # 1339 23rd
Per Capita Income # 935 47th

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