DeSoto, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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DeSoto, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of DeSoto had a population of 51,647 as of July 1, 2015. DeSoto ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for DeSoto is located at latitude 32.5993 and longitude -96.8629 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of DeSoto (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 666 feet.

The City of DeSoto (GNIS ID: 2410329) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of DeSoto is located within Southwest Dallas Division of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with DeSoto population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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DeSoto, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 51,647
Population in Households 51,325
Population in Familes 44,563
Population in Group Qrtrs 322
Population Density1 2,389
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 19,171
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 14,050
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,604 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,567 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,150 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $199,986
Average Home Value $234,401


Median Household Income $65,489
Average Household Income $80,234
Per Capita Income $29,387
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.99% 1.31%
Households 0.98% 1.25%
Families 1.52% 1.25%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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.


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, 2015 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 65 96th
Population Density1 # 234 87th
Diversity Index2 # 616 65th
Median Household Income # 296 83rd
Per Capita Income # 331 81st

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