|• Total||5.3 sq mi (13.8 km2)|
|• Land||5.2 sq mi (13.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||23 ft (7 m)|
|• Density||220/sq mi (83/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
DeLisle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,147 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.8 km2), of which 5.2 square miles (13.5 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 2.13%, is water.
Pierre LeMoyne, Sieur d'Iberville was chosen by Count de Pontchartrain, Louis XIV's minister of Marine, to establish a French colony in the area. On d'Iberville's second trip to the Gulf in 1699-1700, d'Iberville was accompanied by the accomplished royal cartographer, Compte Guillaume de Lisle. During this expedition, they charted and named Bayou Portage, Bayou Arcadia, and Bayou Delisle. The unincorporated area north of the bayou, known as DeLisle (pronounced "duh LILL" or "duh LEEL"), shares a zip code with Pass Christian, Mississippi, but is not within the city limits. DeLisle. The early settlement was called La Riviere des Loups (Wolf River).The earliest verifiable records for the DeLisle area show that Barthelome Grelot was followed by his brother-in-law Philipe Saucier,who received two Spanish land grants; one in the St. Louis Bay area, recorded on August 27, 1781, followed in 1794, with a second tract that was situated on Bayou DeLisle, adjacent to his brother-in-law, Bartholome Grelot.These early French settlers were soon joined by Jean Baptiste Nicaise, Pierre Moran, Ramon Lizana, Chevalier DeDeaux, Jean Cassibry, and Charles Ladner.
DeLisle is known for having more men serve in WW I, than any other community in the U.S. on a per capita basis.
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): DeLisle CDP, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute topographic map series
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): DeLisle CDP, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- Jones, Tayari (September 13, 2013). "In Their Prime". New York Times.