De Soto is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 6,495 people and three constituent neighborhoods, De Soto is the 114th largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, De Soto is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, De Soto is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in De Soto who work in office and administrative support (11.83%), sales jobs (10.73%), and healthcare suport services (10.11%).
The citizens of De Soto are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.09% of adults in De Soto have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in De Soto in 2010 was $18,639, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,556 for a family of four.
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 Irish, French , English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in De Soto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.