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De Soto, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of De Soto had a population of 6,491 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for De Soto: Desoto.

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De Soto, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,491
Daytime Population: Workers 2,408
Daytime Population: Residents 3,892
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,300
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 6,383
Population in Familes 4,967
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density2 1,509
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $38,697
Average Household Income $48,672
Per Capita Income $20,275


Total Housing Units 2,995 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,546 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,131 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 318 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $104,346
Average Home Value $123,885


Total Households 2,677
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,696
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 0.19% 0.33%
Households 0.25% 0.37%
Families 0.52% 0.23%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

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, 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 # 120 88th
Population Density # 166 84th
Diversity Index # 581 43rd
Median Household Income # 662 36th
Per Capita Income # 704 32nd

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