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DeSoto, Texas - Basic Facts

DeSoto is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of DeSoto.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Dallas County at latitude 32.5899 and longitude -96.8569. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 666 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of DeSoto (see map) encompass a land area of 21.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for DeSoto: De Soto, Opportunity, Woodland Hills.

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DeSoto, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares DeSoto to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 65 96th
Population Density1 # 229 87th
Diversity Index2 # 582 67th
Median Household Income # 292 83rd
Per Capita Income # 302 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.

DeSoto, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 51,202
Population in Households 50,895
Population in Familes 44,213
Population in Group Qrtrs 307
Population Density1 2,369
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 19,005
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 13,928
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,513 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,492 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,157 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $181,867
Average Home Value $210,508


Median Household Income $62,438
Average Household Income $80,280
Per Capita Income $29,410
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 1.02% 1.44%
Households 1.01% 1.4%
Families 1.67% 1.4%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   2.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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