De Kalb, Texas

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DeKalb is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,769 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Texarkana, Texas - Texarkana, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its two area codes are 430 and 903. Its ZIP code is 75559. It is in the Central Time Zone.

DeKalb was the birthplace of Bonanza star Dan Blocker, who played the character "Hoss Cartwright" on the popular NBC television Western. DeKalb is also the hometown of former major league baseball player Luke Walker.

Singer Ricky Nelson was killed in an airplane crash near DeKalb on December 31, 1985, while he was en route to a concert in Dallas.

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Geography

DeKalb is located at 33°30′29″N 94°36′59″W / 33.50806°N 94.61639°W / 33.50806; -94.61639 (33.508016, -94.616264)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,769 people, 725 households, and 477 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,349.1 people per square mile (521.4/km²). There were 853 housing units at an average density of 650.5/sq mi (251.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.70% White, 30.81% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.68% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.43% of the population.

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