D'Iberville, Mississippi

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D'Iberville, Mississippi
City
Location of D'Iberville, Mississippi
Location of D'Iberville, Mississippi
Coordinates: 30°26′13″N 88°53′51″W / 30.43694°N 88.89750°W / 30.43694; -88.89750Coordinates: 30°26′13″N 88°53′51″W / 30.43694°N 88.89750°W / 30.43694; -88.89750
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Harrison
Area
 • Total 7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2)
 • Land 7.1 sq mi (18.3 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,486
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (500/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39540
Area code(s) 228
FIPS code 28-19180
GNIS feature ID 0669069
Website diberville.ms.us

D'Iberville /dˈbərvɪl/ is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States, immediately north of Biloxi, across the Back Bay. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 9,486.[1] It is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It is named after Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, who arrived at the area in 1699. Over 300 years later, D'Iberville officially became a city in 2008.[2]

D'Iberville was one of the Gulf Coast cities hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As a result of an initiative by the Congress for the New Urbanism under the sponsorship of Governor Haley Barbour and the State of Mississippi, the City of D'Iberville received town design consulting services from some of the most prestigious urban designers in the country.[3] Since then, the City of D’Iberville has been working with Jaime Correa and Associates on the implementation of its master plan, on a full-fledged New Urbanism SmartCode for its downtown area, and on the implementation of mixed-use neighborhoods and main street.[4]

Geography[edit]

D'Iberville is located at 30°26′13″N 88°53′51″W / 30.437048°N 88.897619°W / 30.437048; -88.897619.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19.0 km2), of which 7.1 square miles (18.3 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 3.84%, is water.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Water flowing over Old Hwy 67 and MS 15 near their intersection north of D'Iberville on September 29, 1998, during flooding of the Tchoutacabouffa River caused by Hurricane Georges

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 7,608 people, 2,827 households, and 1,976 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,604.1 people per square mile (619.7/km²). There were 3,088 housing units at an average density of 651.1 per square mile (251.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.21% White, 11.40% African American, 0.37% Native American, 7.03% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.64% of the population.

There were 2,827 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,700, and the median income for a family was $40,347. Males had a median income of $26,774 versus $22,259 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,846. About 9.0% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

As of January 2012, the mayor of D'Iberville is Russell "Rusty" Quave. He has held this position since 1993 for nearly two decades.

Public schools[edit]

The city of D'Iberville is served by the Harrison County School District.

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