De Soto, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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De Soto, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of De Soto had a population of 6,486 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for De Soto: Desoto.

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De Soto, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,486
Population in Households 6,377
Population in Familes 4,946
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density2 1,508
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $40,315
Average Household Income $50,769
Per Capita Income $21,132


Total Housing Units 2,997 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,450 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,225 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 322 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $107,616
Average Home Value $130,128


Total Households 2,675
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,697
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.16% 0.33%
Households 0.21% 0.36%
Families 0.47% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

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, 2018 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 # 616 40th
Median Household Income # 658 36th
Per Capita Income # 691 33rd

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