Statewide Claims to Fame

DeSoto is 3rd in Texas out of 389 other cities in Race - Black or African American

DeSoto is 8th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Female residents

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
DeSoto Rank Texas US
Current population (2012) 51,102 62nd 26,059,203 313,914,040
Size in square miles 21.6 103rd 261,231.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,268.8 99th 96.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
DeSoto Rank Texas US
Residents younger than 5 6.5% 307th 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.9% 236th 26.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.8% 211th 10.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
DeSoto Rank Texas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 92.9% 66th 80.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 28.5% 106th 26.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
DeSoto Rank Texas US
Race - White 23.2% 385th 80.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 68.6% 3rd 12.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 336th 1.0% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.9% 212th 4.2% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 314th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.9% 302nd 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 12.1% 325th 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 17.4% 332nd 44.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
DeSoto Rank Texas US
Female residents 54.2% 8th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 5.0% 325th 16.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
DeSoto Rank Texas US
Housing units 19,488 63rd 10,098,750 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 21.1% 125th 24.0% 25.9%
Households 17,620 63rd 8,667,807 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 70.0% 166th 64.5% 66.1%
Home median value $144,900 98th $126,400 $186,200
People per household 2.7 247th 2.8 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
DeSoto Rank Texas US
Income per capita $27,559 107th $25,548 $27,915
Income per household $61,018 105th $50,920 $52,762
Income below poverty line 8.5% 294th 17.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
DeSoto Rank Texas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 5,014 61st 2,164,852 27,092,908
Retail sales $345,766 126th $311,334,781 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $7,438 252nd $13,061 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $46,036 103rd $42,054,592 $613,795,732

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