Kemper County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Kemper County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 10,456 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is De Kalb.[2]

Kemper County
The Kemper Project power plant.
The Kemper Project power plant.
Map of Mississippi highlighting Kemper County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°46′N 88°39′W / 32.76°N 88.65°W / 32.76; -88.65
Country United States
Named forReuben Kemper
SeatDe Kalb
Largest TownDe Kalb
 • Total767 sq mi (1,990 km2)
 • Land766 sq mi (1,980 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2 km2)  0.1%%
 • Total10,456
 • Density14/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.