De Soto, MO
Real Estate & Demographic Data

De Soto profile

Living in De Soto

De Soto is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 6,435 people and four constituent neighborhoods, De Soto is the 112th largest community in Missouri.

A relatively large number of people in De Soto telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.41% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in De Soto is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In De Soto, the average commute to work is 32.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, the citizens of De Soto rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.53% of adults 25 and older in De Soto have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in De Soto in 2018 was $21,951, which is lower middle income relative to Missouri, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,804 for a family of four. However, De Soto contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

De Soto is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call De Soto home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of De Soto residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in De Soto include German, Irish, French, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in De Soto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.