DeSoto, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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DeSoto, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of DeSoto had a population of 55,263 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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DeSoto, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 55,263
Daytime Population: Workers 16,752
Daytime Population: Residents 27,861
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 44,613
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 54,941
Population in Familes 47,884
Population in Group Qrtrs 322
Population Density2 2,557
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $63,034
Average Household Income $80,563
Per Capita Income $29,248


Total Housing Units 21,348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,346 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,933 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,069 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $172,595
Average Home Value $204,691


Total Households 20,279
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 14,943
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.66% 1.56%
Households 1.5% 1.42%
Families 1.96% 1.45%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

DeSoto, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares DeSoto to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 66 96th
Population Density # 217 88th
Diversity Index # 631 64th
Median Household Income # 346 80th
Per Capita Income # 446 75th

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