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.
|Population in Households||51,325|
|Population in Familes||44,563|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||322|
|Average Household Size||2.68|
|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)|
|Median Household Income||3.2%|
|Per Capita Income||2.2%|
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.
|Total Population||# 65||96th|
|Population Density1||# 234||87th|
|Diversity Index2||# 616||65th|
|Median Household Income||# 296||83rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 331||81st|
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