De Kalb is a small community town located in the County of Kemper in Mississippi. It also serves as the county seat of Kemper. Covering a total area of about 8.7 sq. kms., the town is located at an elevated height of about 467 ft. above th grond level. A major part of the local population are African Americans and they are primarily engaged mainly with the agricultural sector. The local school district of Kemper County serves the educational needs of the local student community.