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The City of De Soto had a population of 6,319 as of July 1, 2021. 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 38.1395 and longitude -90.5551 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of De Soto 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for De Soto: Desoto.

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De Soto, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,319 (100%)
Population in Households 6,211 (98.3%)
Population in Families 4,803 (76.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 108 ( 1.7%)
Population Density 1,442
Diversity Index2 12
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,821
Average Household Income $55,979
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $23,206
Wealth Index5 42
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 2,979 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,593 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,043 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 343 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $129,581
Average Home Value $144,978
Housing Affordability Index3 205
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,636
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,653
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.12% 0.14%
Households 0.01% 0.22%
Families 0.1% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
Owner Occupied HU   0.62%

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, 2021 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 Density # 178 83rd
Median Household Income # 685 34th
Housing Affordability Index # 514 50th
Per Capita Income # 687 34th
Diversity Index # 635 39th

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