D'Iberville, Mississippi

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D'Iberville, Mississippi
A D'Iberville school in August 2006
A D'Iberville school in August 2006
Location of D'Iberville, Mississippi
Location of D'Iberville, Mississippi
D'Iberville, Mississippi is located in the United States
D'Iberville, Mississippi
D'Iberville, Mississippi
Location in the contiguous United States
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
CountryUnited States of America
 • Total10.86 sq mi (28.12 km2)
 • Land10.56 sq mi (27.36 km2)
 • Water0.30 sq mi (0.77 km2)
13 ft (4 m)
 • Total12,721
 • Density1,204.30/sq mi (465.00/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code228
FIPS code28-19180
GNIS feature ID0669069

D'Iberville (/diˈbərvɪl/ dee-EYE-bər-vil) is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States, immediately north of Biloxi, across the Back Bay. As of the 2010 United States Census, it had a population of 9,486.[2] It is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area.


It is named after Canadian explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, who arrived at the area in 1699. Almost 300 years later, D'Iberville officially became a city in 1988.[3]


D'Iberville was one of the Gulf Coast cities hit and extensively damaged by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. The following month, Mexican marines, the U.S. Navy, and Dutch navy sailors were sent to the city to clean up hurricane debris and distribute aid supplies.[4][5][6][7]

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.[8] 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.[9]


D'Iberville is located at 30°26′13″N 88°53′51″W / 30.437048°N 88.897619°W / 30.437048; -88.897619.[10]

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.[11]


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


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[12]
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

2020 census[edit]

D'Iberville racial composition[13]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 6,943 54.58%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,620 20.6%
Native American 34 0.27%
Asian 1,327 10.43%
Pacific Islander 17 0.13%
Other/Mixed 787 6.19%
Hispanic or Latino 993 7.81%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 12,721 people, 4,979 households, and 3,137 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[14] 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 2018, the mayor of D'Iberville is Russell "Rusty" Quave. He has held this position since 1993 for over two decades.

Notable people[edit]


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  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): D'Iberville city, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  3. ^ Archives | City of D'Iberville - Dev
  4. ^ DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Sandberg, U.S. Navy. (Released) (September 9, 2005). "U.S. Navy sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and Mexican Marines carry a log as they remove Hurricane Katrina debris at the D'iberville Elementary School in D'iberville, Miss., on Sept. 9, 2005. Once the debris has been cleared the school will be used to provide food and medicine for evacuees. Department of Defense units are mobilized as part of Joint Task Force Katrina to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster relief efforts in the Gulf Coast areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina". United States Navy. United States Department of Defense. Archived from the original on March 3, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
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