Malakoff is located at 32°10'9" North, 96°0'43" West (32.169444, -96.012222).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.82 mi2 (7.31 km2). 2.81 mi2 (7.27 km2) of it is land and 0.02 mi2 (0.04 km2) of it is covered by water. The total area is 0.60% water.
Malakoff is located in the Central Standard Time (CST) timezone, GMT-06:00. It observes Daylight Saving Time (DST).