De Soto is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,098 people and just one neighborhood, De Soto is the 253rd largest community in Iowa.
Real Estate Prices
De Soto real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although De Soto house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, De Soto isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in De Soto are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, De Soto is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in De Soto who work in office and administrative support (18.60%), business and financial occupations (10.70%) and sales jobs (10.53%).
Also of interest is that De Soto has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
De Soto is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, De Soto’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small city, De Soto doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.