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De Soto, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of De Soto had a population of 6,375 as of July 1, 2016. De Soto ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for De Soto is located at latitude 38.141 and longitude -90.5608 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of De Soto (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 528 feet.

The City of De Soto (GNIS ID: 2394475) 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.

The City of De Soto is located within Township of Valle, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with De Soto population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for De Soto: Desoto.

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De Soto, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,375
Population in Households 6,266
Population in Familes 4,886
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density1 1,482
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,631
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,669
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,552 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,079 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $96,623
Average Home Value $117,337


Median Household Income $38,031
Average Household Income $46,528
Per Capita Income $19,410
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% 0.07%
Households 0.01% 0.14%
Families 0.35% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

De Soto, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares De Soto to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 121 88th
Population Density1 # 174 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 645 37th
Median Household Income # 617 40th
Per Capita Income # 691 33rd

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